Surf, dive and ski. City, coast and mountains. Three Blue Ducks will soon score the golden trifecta with a new restaurant opening in the Snowy Valley later this month.
The team announced Nimbo Fork Lodge near Gundagai as its new location after Ducks chef Edmee Driez worked a stint in the kitchen amid the COVID lockdown. Upon hearing about the beautiful destination, Three Blue Ducks' co-owner Mark LaBrooy decided to set up a permanent base in the tiny town.
The new restaurant in Killimicat is the team's fifth offering across Australia. It joins locations in Brisbane, Melbourne and other New South Wales outposts at Bronte, Rosebery and The Farm Byron Bay.
And while it might be too late in the year to enjoy a cosy après-ski sesh, the surroundings of Killimicat are perfect for spring bushwalking, fishing, mountain biking and horse riding through the Snowy Valley.
Hidden away at the northern end of Kosciuszko National Park between Gundagai & Tumut, the little town is an idyllic spot for couples seeking a romantic getaway or adventurers looking to tackle the great outdoors. The upcoming addition of the Three Blue Ducks restaurant will also go a long way towards cementing the area as a food and wine destination.
The Ducks started with just an 18-seater restaurant in Bronte and a team of three, before three new Ducks - including Masterchef judge Andy Allen - joined the crew. Their passion for sustainability and strange and wonderful flavour combinations helped the business to quickly gain a reputation across Australia.
Three Blue Ducks have a strong paddock to plate ethos, promising real, honest food sourced locally at each one of their venues. They’re not about fine dining, just seriously tasty food.
LaBrooy says they plan to celebrate Killimicat’s local produce with local beef, freshly caught trout and potatoes grown onsite.
Three Blue Ducks in Nimbo Fork Lodge will be opening on November 25.