winter gossip

Our newsletter began to keep people up to date with our bistro, and our town. So here are some of the things that we're finding interesting this week.
Winter here on the Peninsula is a time to take stock, step back from the day-to-day happenings and look at ways we can improve what we're doing, the benefits of which should never be underestimated - hello winter cocktail list.

We thought we'd let you in on our winter menu deliciousness, and our plans for the next few weeks.

We're staying open 7 days, lunch and dinner, all winter long. And yes half price oysters will continue 5pm-6pm daily.

Most arrestingly we have a new piece of art on the wall in the back of the room. A work by Gerwyn Davies, we noticed his work on Murray's instagram feed when he and Derek travelled back to Sydney in March we think he's great, right up our alley. Here's a link to his work online, you should come and check it out at some point, it's very pretty.

** Marron crayfish bisque

With the closing in of the weather we thought it was a good time to start cooking with cream, butter and all of those delicious rich flavours. We were also hoping to create an Instagram sensation and have millions of people flocking to the main street of Sorrento to have the chance to eat at Bistro Elba so come in and be one of the early adopters.

** Cherry Tree Organics

For many years now we have been quietly using the best organic lamb in the country, grown by Shane Blundy in Gippsland, Cherry Tree Organics has always been one of our most loved producers.
It would frighten us to add up how many lamb shoulders we have sold both down here on the Peninsula and before that in Fitzroy, but I could count on one hand the times that people have been disappointed. We thought that you might be interested to know you can order directly from Shane and he will deliver to your door, delivery day on the Peninsula is Thursdays, here is a link to the web store.

** A place in the sun

When we knocked the back wall of the restaurant down and put in the big window I never thought the room would be so nice in winter. Sun just streams in and we find it hard to draw ourselves away.

This month with our neighbours Antipodes Bookstore we're hosting award winning author Mark Brandi at our LITERARY LUNCH, he'll be in conversation with local wordsmith Andrea Rowe about his crime novel 'Wimmera'.
Get your monthly dose of culture on
Friday the 29th of June at 12:30.
3 courses with wine $85
Here's a review by Sue Turnbull if you want to get the jump on what other people have to say about it. Book Review (
Book your place by calling the bistro 5984 4995