You've now got a tasty new excuse to make that Yarra Valley road trip, with the arrival of Graceburn Bistro — a weekend-only dinner offering from local winemaking legend Mac Forbes and chef Erik Koel.
It's a new direction for the Healesville venue, which has been operating for the past three years as a daytime wine bar and cellar door.
"We have this fantastic wall of wine, a chef who we've successfully collaborated with on special events in the past and a beautiful little space in the centre of town," explains Forbes. "I think both locals and visitors are going to love our take on an intimate, modern bistro."
In the kitchen, Koel is celebrating simplicity with a one-page menu of unpretentious fare. It's seasonal, produce-driven and made to be shared. Forbes' own award-winning drops will headline the wine list, joined by a curated selection of bottles from both overseas and closer to home.
The space itself is intimate, with room for just over 30 diners, though it packs a punch in the design department at the hands of architect Zenta Tanaka (whose work you've seen at the likes of CIBI and Mina.no.ie).
Graceburn Bistro is open for dinner from 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 11am for Sunday lunch at 11a Green Street, Healesville.