Parliament Toora Mirboo North

Gippsland food front and centre in Parliament

Victorian Members of Parliament and those who visit Spring Street can enjoy the spoils of South Gippsland with Prom Coast Ice Cream and Grand Ridge Brewery beer now available in the Parliament House dining room.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said he had seen a number of MPs and guests sampling the delectable local products over past weeks.

“South Gippsland is known for the magnificent produce, beverages and food products it produces and it’s heartening to see food from my electorate front and centre in the Victorian Parliament dining rooms,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Prom Coast Ice Cream and Grand Ridge Brewery beers are just two of the many delicious products created in the South Gippsland area. It's great to have them recognised by the Parliament.

“I spend a lot of time on the road travelling between towns in my electorate and it’s comforting to know that whichever town I call into there will be an array of locally grown produce on offer at the café, bakery, restaurant and pub.”

Mr O’Brien said during his visit to the Prom Coast factory in Toora last year, he sampled the company’s range of ice creams and sorbets but conceded the coco-cream was his favourite, with redskin number one with his family.

Mr O’Brien encouraged constituents with a few spare hours in Melbourne to visit Parliament, take a free tour and sample some of Gippsland’s finest products in the Strangers Corridor restaurant. High tea is also served Monday to Friday between 2.30 and 4pm on non-Parliamentary Sitting Days.

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