Continuing on from our Lilianfels Blue Mountains adventure, we mentioned that we had dined in the Fine Dining restaurant ‘Darleys’, located about 20 feet away from the main hotel. As the original homestead of this famous property, the recent refurbishment has preserved the original features that are the soul of the house (open ornate fireplaces, leadlight windows, crystal chandeliers) and combined them with plush furnishings, artwork and rich wallpaper prints to create an enchanting atmosphere. You sort of feel like you have stepped back in time, as if accepting an invitation to dine by Sir Darley himself!
About three years ago we headed off to explore the North-Western region of Croatia. OK, we weren’t looking for a city escape but more of a relaxed villa rental in a remote location, somewhere to just lose ourselves…we happened to decide on Momjan, the vineyard region of Istria (South of the Slovenian border, about 1.5 hrs drive from Trieste airport in Italy).