At Daisy Dining I take food ethics very seriously. I have a huge focus on local produce and work closely with my suppliers ensuring the produced I purchase is truly ethical. I spend the time discussing with them their farming methods and also visiting them on a regular basis.
Know this does not just apply to animal products but also fruits and vegetables, as in this day and age there is so much produce that get sprayed or even sanitized. Miss Daisy has even started growing her own vegetables.
I personally choose to cook from my home kitchen as it allows me to cook with traditional methods. Meaning there are no big batches being made, no bain maries or pre-peeled vegetables. Everything is made from scratch and fresh. Braises have the meat sealed off and then the braising dish is deglazed and then cooked in a traditional way.
When it comes to dietary requirements I am always happy to substitute gluten free flour, or use soy milk and work out a vegan dish. However, I will not use artificial cheeses or vegan meats in my cooking due to the preservatives and chemical’s added due to my food ethics.
You will notice on my menus there is also a shortage of small goods this is due to the curing with Nitrate. I am sure in the not to distance future we will see some Free Range cured products and I will be one excited Daisy.
Basically I ahead to the French way of life, even with a companion dog Baci. I shop as required and cook for love and in a traditional way. My menus change depending what are in season so you, might find a change or two.
With Daisy Dining you will get fresh, French inspired food made from Traditional ways that is local produce, happy produce, produce that has been respected and come from Ethical farms.
Daisy Dining is very proud to be using some of our wonderful suppliers which include the below.
Tuki Trout Farm
Daylesford Brewing Co
Milking Yard Farm
Angelica Organic Farm
Brooklands Free Range Beef
Mt Franklin Organics
Tonnas Fruit and Vegetables
Des O’Tooles Honey
Goldfields Farmhouse Cheeses
Holy Goat Cheese
Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co
If during your stay you would like to visit one of my beautiful and supportive suppliers, I consider my food family please let me know. As I would be more than happy to give them a call and see if this could be arrange.