Hunter Valley

Over the weekend a couple of friends and I decided to go to Hunter Valley for my friend Michelle’s birthday! She turned 25 this year so she decided to do something fun and different! I’ve known Michelle now for about five years now and I think we have gotten to know each other pretty well! I think as a group, all the girls in it have been through highs and lows together so it was a great chance to get away from the city and hangout, relax, celebrate and catchup!

We stayed in the Hunter for two nights and went to various wineries and restaurants! I’m pretty sure all of us were looking forward to eating at Muse Restaurant after hearing from our friend Lily what a fantastic experience it was when she went last. The birthday girl lovvedd the food and we took quite a number of photos there before we left!






I think after going there once, I’d definitely want to go again! The food was honestly sooo tasty and since each of us only ordered two dishes each I feel like I want to go again so that I can taste different dishes on the menu!


Our appetisers!




Our entrees!


This was the main that I picked for myself! It included pork belly and heirloom carrots! Some of the other girls ordered the Ocean trout main, I tasted a bit and it was devine!! Kind of wish I had ordered that instead. Next time I go to the Hunter I’ll definitely come here and order the ocean trout for myself.


This was basically the reason we decided to go to Muse restaurant!! On the menu this dessert was named “Muse Coconut” and as you can see it looks like such a realistic coconut! INFACT its actually chocolate!! with coconut juice in the middle and a kind of coconut flavoured icecream cloud! IT WAS SO DELICIOUS! I honestly could have licked the plate clean.

After eating we decided to visit a couple of wineries! These included Tempus two cellar door, the smelly cheese shops, Kevin Sobel wines, Mcguigan wines and mistletoe wines just to name a few! I Bought the ‘Maestri’ red wine (which I looveee drinking even though I’m not normally a red wine fan) as well as a Moscato! and in addition I bought a bottle of ‘Silvereye Semillon’ from Mistletoe wines that is very light and apparently pairs well with asian cuisine so I’m super excited to get cooking again! I’m still very new to wines and don’t drink it very often but I think I’ve slowly grown accustomed to white wine now as previously I could only drinks dessert wines… surprisingly I now find them a little to sweet!



I think by the end of the trip everyone had so much fun that we didn’t want to drive back to Sydney. Before we left we had lunch at a place called “Cafe Enzo” and tried their well-known Prawn Linguini Pasta. I actually used to hate prawns but look how far I’ve come! ordering a prawn pasta! The pasta and prawns were well cooked and the sauce was delicious.. definitely going to try to cook more prawn pasta at home in the future haha


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  • Jennifer Hua

    Wow, Susy what a beautiful post! All the food and desserts look amazing. I’ve always wanted to visit Hunter Valley. It looks so beautiful. Looks like you had a lovely time celebrating your friends birthday there. Great post! Thank you for adding me to your blogroll, definitely adding you to mine! Also, just followed you on bloglovin’ too! Loving your blog so much xx

    • Susy M

      Thanks Jennifer! Hunter Valley is sooo picturesque its like looking at a postcard of wineries ahhaa How long would it take you to get there? It’d be quite far right?
      Yay thankyou for following me ๐Ÿ™‚ I love reading your blog posts too so I’ll be visiting yours often! xx

  • Hanh

    Looks like you had a wonderful time, you girls look so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ That pasta dish looks so tasty, I love seafood too!

    Hanh / hanhabelle

    • Susy M

      Thanks Hanh! Yes the pasta was sooo good! I’ve only kind of recently gotten into liking seafood actually.. I used to hate it ๐Ÿ˜›


    I love Hunter Valley, it’s just so beautiful! My family and I drove from Brisbane to Hunter Valley the year before last and it was incredible! Your pictures all look amazing! x


    • Susy M

      Wow you drove from Brisbane all the way to Hunter!? That must have been quite a long car ride then! Even from Sydney it’s about a three hour drive. How long did it take you?