RARE HARE WINE & FOOD STORE
Bricks: Krause Bricks Grampian Blue - Dark-Mid and Light blends
Supplier: Robertson’s Building Products
Architect: Projects of imagination
Photography: Peter Bennetts
Rare Hare is one of several remarkable dining options that are part of Jackalope, a boutique hotel at Willow Creek Vineyard, halfway between Balnarring and Tuerong on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Melbourne-based design firm Projects of Imagination helmed the fit-out for Rare Hare. There’s clay-brick flooring and a sculptural ceiling, plus a double-sided fireplace. But it’s a handcrafted wood-fire oven that becomes the focal point of the dining space – its rendered in cement that contains ash from Stanaway’s first cook on the site. He uses different wood chips for different dishes, from red gum to vine clippings. The winery’s barrel room is visible from one side of the restaurant.