Once the Australian home of world famous opera singer Dame Nellie Melba and now that of award winning, estate grown Coombe Farm Wines and the newly opened garden, restaurant and gallery facility Coombe – The Melba Estate.
Coombe Yarra Valley is one of the most unique gourmet and cultural destinations in the world, offering a stunning location for wine tasting, weddings, private events or simply dining in the beautiful a la carte restaurant.
Patrick will lead the culinary direction of our unique Yarra Valley experience, combining heritage and horticulture with exemplary cuisine. Drawing from the historical references of Auguste Escoffier, the creator of Peach Melba and utilizing house grown and local produce, Patrick will use his international background and modern techniques to create innovative and seasonal menus at Coombe.
Hong Kong born Chef Patrick Dang grew up and trained in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. Patrick’s passion lead him to work in some of the finest restaurants in the country such as MG garage (Restaurant of the year) and Salt (Awarded 2 hats.)
Patrick then moved to Hong Kong and worked as chef de cuisine at Mo Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel under the 2 star Michelin chef Richard Ekkebus, where he gained knowledge on the finest products and learnt the importance of precision.
His culinary career has taken him to all corners of the globe working in prestigious kitchens, his experience spans Shanghai’s T8 restaurant which was awarded Worlds 50 Hottest Restaurants by Conde Nast, to Napa Wine Bar which was awarded the Best Fine Dining Restaurant by That’s Shanghai magazine. Patrick has worked his way through Italy, Australia, America, Southeast Asia, Mexico, the Caribbean and Hong Kong.
Travelling the globe has given him the opportunity to search for new inspirations and sensuality, to refine and strive for excellence. Patrick describes his ever evolving cooking style as simple and clean, yet bold and flavourful.
Coombe diners will be able to enjoy the new winter menu from Wednesday 28th June.
Click here to view the new menu.
It’s time to treat our members, with a feasting long lunch amongst the blossoming flowers of Nellie’s garden.
Enjoy a glass of bubbles under the old oak tree and a guided walk through the private gardens of Nellie Melba’s home, followed by a 3 course feasting lunch. Each course will be served from our Chef’s working table in the garden, with joints of meat hand carved, and all courses carefully matched with our Coombe Farm Wines. There may even be a few special back vintages to sample.
Tickets are strictly limited to 40 spaces and are exclusive to Melba Estate Club members and partners. This event is sure to sell out so get in quickly to reserve your spot by following the link below. Alternatively, call a member of our cellar door team on 03 9739 0173.