Dad / Jido’s 70th Birthday

Last Sunday we used Mothers Day to surprise both mum and dad with a family get together at the Butter Factory in Euroa – effectively half way between Melbourne and Albury. It was also a chance to celebrate dad’s 70th which was earlier in May.

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All of the immediate family were there except poor Moo who is in the middle of A-Level Exams. We did get to Skype her in for a bit of it.

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Shaz made the cake – Jido is Lebanese for Grandfather – and there was a line up of grand children to help sing.

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The Euroa Butter Factor is hard to rate.  The location, setup and atmosphere are excellent and give you the rustic experience you want when in the country. Sitting by the fire with a coffee while we waited for the family to arrive did start things off well.

The food however was just trying a little bit too hard. For example, an entrée of demitasse pumpkin soup but instead of a cute small cup it was just served in a small latte glass and just looked like a glob of pumpkin soup. The deep fried Camembert cheese was off-set with a nice relish but it was a whole piece of Camembert which for an entrée just dominated too much and became more than an appetiser leading into mains.  I think it would have been perfect if they had just kept things simple and did not try to be fancy.

I would recommend the Butter Factory and we definitely will go back as it is a great stop when heading up into the snow. Perhaps on a normal day, and not Mothers Day, when they are less busy things may come together with perfection.

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