Pier Provedore

July 8, 2011

Gorgeous food, lots of laughter and a lovely, lingering dip in the hot springs…indeed these are the makings of the perfect day. Last Sunday I spent the afternoon with six lovely ladies, indulging in a whole manner of girly delights.

My beautiful friend, Denita, is getting married very soon, and I am honoured to be one of her bridesmaids. On Sunday De and her bridesmaids met for some Hens Day Fun. From Mt Eliza we headed down to Flinders, enjoying the scenic drive to what is one of the most beautiful corners of the world.

Lunch at Pier Provedore

Once we arrived in Flinders we headed straight to Pier Provedore, somewhere my mum frequents and that I’m always keen to visit. It’s such a gem – clean, French Country set-up and keenly stocked with beautiful, quality produce. The baguettes, cakes and pastries are absolutely delicious – with Baker D’ Chirico breads on offer you know you’re in good company. They also have a wonderful breakfast menu as well as soups, pasta, pies and more.

The coffee (skim latte for me) was fabulous, really really good.

Emma and I ordered the Beef Burgundy Pie. It was just divine, positively the best pie I have ever had. The pastry was flaky and buttery, but not too heavy. The meat was perfection, utterly melt-in-your-mouth and the sauce was beautifully rich. This dish was rustic, delicious, heavenly.

I loved the little garden salad with avocado and a sprinkle of walnuts. I always like a bit of jazz in my salads.

Harriet ordered the Beef Lasagne, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

De ordered Poached Eggs with Spinach and Tomato, on Rye Sourdough. It looked terrific, and De was super happy with her order. Well done to De for stepping out of her comfort zone and not ordering the Muesli! It was tough for her, she’s a muesli addict – next time, De 😉 Mel ordered the same as De, and Taryn ordered the Frittata. Everyone was really happy with their food, it was all just wonderful.

We had such a lovely time, buzzing with excitement as we ate and chatted all things bridal and travel. De is getting married in New Hampshire, America, in 6 weeks! So it’s not long until we’re all on a plane heading over to the USA. It seems too good to be true…

Here I am with the radiant De and Harriet.

De bought all her bridesmaids little boxes filled with treats, along with a lovely card and a travel checklist (note to self, tick off the checklist – I leave in only 3 weeks!!) How sweet of her.

In the box was a beautiful lip balm…

…an eye mask, as modelled brilliantly by Harriet…

…and a bracelet which we’ll wear with our bridesmaid dresses. Emma is wearing the bracelet here, I snapped her as she took pics herself – we’re all a little obsessed with hipstamatic and instagram. I am in love with the bracelet, now all we need to do is figure out our hair and shoes!


After our meal we headed off to The Peninsula Hot Springs. I had never been to the springs before, so I was very keen for our visit. We were in the public baths, and although it was very crowded, we had a nice time. Our conversation tended to dominate whichever pool we were in, but we didn’t care – how often are you Happy Chatty Hens?

After spending time in the baths, steam room and sauna we felt super cleansed but also really drained! We sat in the cafe, shared some flourless orange cupcakes and toasted De! (I toasted with a fresh carrot, celery and pineapple juice – so fantastically hydrating)

Thanks to Em for organising such a lovely day. We all had a wonderful time, and it was great to see De so happy. Even though she’ll be moving over to America for the immediate future, and we’ll miss her terribly, we’re all so excited for her. And at least I know she’ll be back in February for my Wedding…

Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) July 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    What a thoughtful bridesmaid's gift!! Such a great idea!

  • denitamudge2014 July 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Heidi I could not stop smiling the whole time while reading this!! What a beautiful post – I'm so thrilled to have such wonderful bridesmaids and so honoured to be one of yours! Do you know what the best part is? We get to do it all over again for you!! Exciting times are ahead. I can't wait spoil you for your hens as much as you've spoiled me. Lots of love xxx

  • Blithely Unaware July 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Oh you guys are so gorgeous!!

    Love the little kit that she gave you – such a good idea.

    Can't WAIT to see the wedding related posts!!!


  • Lisa July 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    What a gorgeous hen's day out! I love how creative everyone is with hens excursions now. I have really only been to one "traditional" one involving too much booze and phallic shaped straws etc. All the others have been as diverse as comedy clubs, weekends away, belly dancing. It is such a special time, I'm glad you all had so much fun!

  • Ashley July 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Wow, looks like you guys had a faaab day! 🙂 I love the lil gift box, very cute! 🙂

  • Heidi July 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Lisa – it was perfect 🙂

    De – you're the best, love you so much xo

    Blithely Unaware – I can't wait to write them!!

    Lisa – yes I'm all for ones like these. Penis straws aren't all that necessary, really 🙂

    Ashley – so cute!! 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Hannah July 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Aw, you're all so gorgeous! You definitely know how to sell the pie, but I must admit it's the poached eggs on rye that catch my eye the most 🙂

  • KittyCate July 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Gorgeous photos, lunch looks amazing! Looks like a beautiful hens day xx

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    What a special day-for everyone! And the best beef pie? Now that has got to be good!

  • Heidi July 9, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Hannah – you kind of rhymed then 🙂

    Cate – it was, thanks 🙂

    Lorraine – ooooh it was!

    Heidi xo

  • InTolerant Chef July 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    What a nice day together! And it's always nice to get a present too!

  • Yasmeen July 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Looks like a delicious and indulgent day! How lovely are the Peninsula Hot Springs? My Mr took me for Valentines Day and we had a blast. Really happy to be Following along with your blog 🙂

  • Sherilyn @ Wholepromise July 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

    THis looks like a beautiful day.

  • Heidi July 10, 2011 at 8:55 am

    InTolerant Chef – indeed it is 🙂

    Yasmeen – oh thank you! yes the hot springs were great, I can't wait to go back. It was nice to be there in Winter, when it was super chilly outside but so warm in the springs!

    Sherilyn – it was, thanks 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Iron Chef Shellie July 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    girlfriends are the best! i love your little pack! can't wait to hear all about the trip and wedding!

  • msihua July 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    What a lovely and thoughtful gift for bridesmaids … HmMmmm

  • Heidi July 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Michele – yay, I can't wait to report on it all – it's going to be rad.

    Msihua – we all loved it!

    Heidi xo

  • Anna Johnston July 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yay for girlie time. I love the eye mask, I have the exact same one, so cool. 🙂 Can't wait to hear about the wedding, I'm crazy about weddings. Yay!!! Great pic of the girls and the pie sounds YUM, actually eating a bowl of beef burgundy now. 🙂

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