Thursday, 29 March 2007

Winter In The Cafe

We are very excited about the cooling weather here at the Homestead. With the bookshelf and couches on their way we are looking forward to lighting the woodfire and enjoying some sensational hearty meals. Our Winter Menu is now due to commence on the 7th April and will consist of delicious Homemade Soups, Chicken Curry and Turkish Bread Pizzas! Never Fear Though our Popular All Day Breakfast Is Not Going Anywhere!

Mr & Mrs Braga & Jet - 17th March, 2007

With full sun and low winds masked guests gathered eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Bride, Shona. Her Groom, Jason, was also waiting with his best man by his side, Jet, their son. As the sun began to set Mr and Mrs Braga entered the reception to commence the celebration of their commitment to each other.
Congratulations Shona, Jason & Jet. May Your Future Be Filled With Happiness!

Monday, 26 March 2007

Natalie & Phillip Jacob

Natalie and Phillip met just over three years ago, at Werribee Baptist Church, through a mutual friend. Phillip works as a Spot Welder at Toyota and Natalie is a Hairdresser at Central Square in Altona Meadows. Phillip proposed to Natalie in September 2006 during a dinner at the Langham Hotel on Southbank. They were married at Werribee Baptist Church on 3 March 2007. Finding a reception location was difficult because of the cost of most places. However, when we discovered The Homestead, we knew it would be perfect, not only because of the location and beautiful scenery, but also because of the price. Joanne, Tye, Emma and others at The Homestead were very helpful and made our wedding celebration a memorable one. Guests were amazed at how a place like The Homestead is so close to the city, yet seems to be right out in the country. Natalie and Phillip were joined at The Homestead by about 100 guests, many of whom had traveled from interstate to attend the reception. One guest even traveled from Saudi Arabia to share in our special day. The happy couple honeymooned at Daydream Island in the Whitsundays for a week and then spent a few days on the Gold Coast. They are currently living in a unit in Werribee.

At Last!!!!!!

Saturday the 24th of March was the day that finally saw David and Tye declare their love and committment to each other in front of their most treasured family and friends. Here you can see Tye's beautifully hand-crafted wings!
The weather was shaky all day but at the right moment it was perfect, save for the wind which would have had Tye flying to Portarlington. They were united by Nicole, a Civil Celebrant, in a pagan ceremony which calls on the elements of earth, wind, fire and water to bless their union, and then began their married lives by jumping together over a willow broom! Tye and David and guest celebrated the marriage in the Cafe with a Buffet of spit roasted Chicken and Lamb. The happy couple are currently honeymooning in Tasmania before returnng to their 3 lovely children, Kayla, Indiana and Gryffin! Congratulation Guys!!

Thursday, 22 March 2007

"Tye"ing The Knot

The day is almost upon us. The day they have been waiting a long time for. A day we are all looking forward too! Tye, my Business Partner, The Unchef, Wordsworth, my dearest Friend, is finally going to make an honest man out of my brother, David. They are getting married here at the Homestead on Saturday the 24th of March in true Tye fashion. Tye is an avid believer in the existence of Fairies and is going to be celebrating her marriage wearing a spectacular pair of hand crafted wings, which she is currently creating! So if she seems a little tense please give her a gentle shoulder massage and remind her how brilliant she truly is!! As for David, my loving, kind hearted, hard working brother - Good Choice! Congratulations Guys! Love Jo

Friday's Are Special!

Every Friday Morning, The Café is Open to all from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. We offer a wide range of Cakes and a set lunch which varies weekly. So drop the kids off to school, make a date with your friends or come alone and meet some great people! Lunch with Devonshire Tea - only $10 Cake & Coffee Special - only $5.50 See You Friday!!!!!!

Cinema By The Bay

One upcoming event we are very excited about is the Cinema by the Bay evening we have planned for Friday the 30th of March. We will be screening a family friendly PG rated movie for anyone who would like to join us. Tickets Available Now! You can’t have a cinema evening without traditional cinema food, so we will have hot dogs, pop corn, ice creams, cool drinks and much more available on the night. For those of you who prefer something a little more sophisticated, we will be taking pre orders for Cheese and Fruit platters. Wine by the glass or bottle will also be available, as will our standard bar selections. Ticket prices are $12.00 per adult ticket, $7.00 per child ticket, and $35.00 per carload ticket. A free regular popcorn will be given with every ticket presented on arrival. We are looking forward to a great turnout, we have a limited number of tickets available, so we urge you to get in early and get your tickets now. Feel free to ask Joanne or Tye for ticket sale enquiries, or contact Joanne on 0438042926.

Monday, 5 March 2007

The Wine Tasting.

February 23rd was our Wine Tasting Evening, and I am very glad to report that it went spectacularly well! We were fortunate enough to have the wonderful support of 2 Victorian Vineyards, Lethbridge Wines and Moorabool Ridge. Joanne and I would both like to say an enormous Thank you to the Vintners of these vineyards, without them, and their wines, the evening could not have gone as well as it did. Their generosity and support meant that we were able to offer some very high quality wines for tasting. Attendance was fantastic, and we would like to say thank you to those of you who were able to attend! For those of you who were unable to make it, please do not worry, we will be holding another Wine evening as soon as we are able too. We were fortunate enough to have 2 Wyndham City Council Members attend the night, and we learned a little too late that Councillor Lee Barrett actually knows an awful lot about wine....He has kindly agreed to lead the next tasting for us! The finger food was plentiful and the company was great, we all had a truly wonderful time and look forward to doing it all again. For those of you who are interested, please go over and visit the lovely folks at Moorabool Ridge and Lethbridge Wines, they will be more than happy to chat with you about their wines, and help you out with purchasing a bottle or two....... Lethbridge Wines can be found at Maree Collis is one of the Vintners. Moorabool Ridge can be contacted on 0352819240or email at Tim Harrop is the Vintner