Media Release: Arilla Restaurant Serves a Winning Trifecta
Situated on the Mornington Peninsula amidst the tranquil backdrop of picturesque natural landscape and state-of-the-art equestrian facilities, the Mornington Peninsula’s Arilla restaurant (“Arilla”), is serving guests a winning combination of delicious food, scenic views, and the perfect vantage point from which to watch Boneo Park’s prestigious equestrian events.
Arilla, meaning ‘the dancing ground’, is wordplay for the equestrian artform, dressage, just one of the equestrian events hosted by Boneo Park, and one of the many experiences that guests can enjoy while dining at Arilla. Commencing with the Victorian Youth Dressage Championships (from 16th to 19th January), Boneo Park’s 2020 event calendar is filled with opportunities for guests to get up close to the equine action while dining at Arilla. Next up on the calendar, Boneo Park will be hosting an international dressage, jumping and para equestrian competition, attracting the best equestrian riders from all over the country, which will be and held over the Australia Day long weekend (25th and 26th January).
Inspired by the unique surrounding wetlands, grasslands and woodland, and the Mornington Peninsula’s quality local produce, Arilla’s new summer menu celebrates the best produce and wine that the region has to offer. Championing fresh local produce, Arilla’s summer menu includes delectable dishes such as cured beetroot salmon with horseradish cream, pumpernickel crumb and a beetroot fluid gel. The restaurant’s carefully selected wine list also offers diners an opportunity to pair their meals with wines also from the Mornington Peninsula region.
Speaking on the Mornington Peninsula’s vast array of local and fresh produce, Arilla’s head chef, Heike Ikenmeyer, said:
“The Mornington Peninsula is a food bowl of high quality produce. Sourcing locally means we can ensure our produce is fresh and of a high standard which is the most important thing when creating a menu.”
While Arilla offers guests an ideal location for spectating during Boneo Park’s equestrian events, Arilla is also a restaurant for those less equine-inclined, offering visitors a chance to leave the city and come explore, relax and enjoy the beauty of this Victorian region while also sharing a meal and a drink with friends and family.
Fiona Selby, Managing Director of Boneo Park and Arilla, said:
“In addition to enjoying Boneo Park’s first class equestrian events, Arilla’s guests are welcome to explore the more than ten kilometres of trails through the property’s woodland, grasslands and the Tootgarook Wetland with one of our guides or take a 1km self guided walk around our wetland lake.”
A rare find on the Mornington Peninsula, Arilla is both pet and child friendly, with adults able to relax on the restaurant’s deck and enjoy a wine, beer or cocktail from Arilla’s carefully selected drinks list while keeping a watchful eye on the children as they play and explore the restaurant’s large lawn and nearby grounds.
Explaining the vision that brought Arilla to life, catering manager, Briarna Dickinson, said:
“We wanted to create a unique space that is unlike any other place on the Mornington Peninsula. A place that people can come with their families and friends and relax with a grazing style menu, local wine and beautiful scenery.”
For further information please contact:
Rod North, Managing Director,
Bourse Communications Pty Ltd
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About Boneo Park
Boneo Park is a family run equestrian event and agistment facility located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
The facilities, designed by Luke Jones of C4 architects, have been described as state of the art, world class, and are used to hold international, national and local competitions throughout the year. Competitions include Dressage, Showjumping, Combined Training, Interschool, Pony Club and Horse Riders Club. The facilities are amongst the most comprehensive in the Southern Hemisphere and the five star agistment center offers the highest quality of care for horses.
Boneo Park prides itself on being a state of the art equestrian facility providing the Australian equestrian community with a taste of Europe.
Arilla (meaning ‘the dancing ground’) incorporates fresh local and homegrown produce with an emphasis on delicious flavours.
Situated at Boneo Park on the Mornington Peninsula, the unique location of Arilla provides an unforgettable environment for guests to work their way through the small and large plates on Arilla’s seasonal menu, paired with wines, beer or cocktails from the restaurant’s carefully selected drinks list. The new facilities include a New York loft style bar, comfortable lounge area, dining area with a view and a deck overlooking the lawn and wetland lake.
Arilla provides a place that people can come with their families, their friends and even their pets, and relax with a grazing style menu, local wine and beautiful scenery. Relax by the fireplace or enjoy the sunshine on the deck whilst taking in the picturesque views of the wetland lake or witnessing equestrian action during Boneo Park’s event days.
For more information please visit: https://boneopark.com.au/restaurant/