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RARE HARE WINE & FOOD STORE

Project Details:

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.

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From Broadsheet:

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.

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Rare Hare doesn’t neglect style on its relaxed, welcome-all-comers quest. The earthy brick, timber and glass interior by Projects of Imagination takes care of that, while the communal tables with bench seating offer views over the meticulously groomed vineyards of Willow Creek winery.
— Michael Harden, Gourmet Traveller
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