Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Queen of Sleeping and Eating around Queensland visits the Granite Belt

Acclaimed Sunday Mail Short Breaks writer Alison Cotes, affectionately known as the ‘Queen of sleeping and eating around Queensland’, topped the town with a visit to the Granite Belt this week.

Hosted by the Top of the Town Tourist Park, Alison’s visit focused on the budget and self catering market, and attracting visitors’ mid-week during our busy Brass Monkey season.

Alison ferreted out budget options including fabulous home-made food and craft from our local Country Women’s Association. She also enjoyed a delicious and hearty meal of angel-haired pasta with chilli prawns at Happy Valley Retreat, washed down with a superb 2007 Cab Sauv from Harrington Glen.

Noting the Granite Belt as “one of her favourite haunts”, Alison promised to be back again before Spring after a sojourn overseas.

Alison shares a glass with Michele Cozzi, Granite Belt Wine and Tourism