Skillful chefs create local gourmet delights

A visit to award winning café Wild Saffron in Clare is must.
It not only offers gourmet food and catering, but also superb customer service and value for money.
Owner Heather Pretlove has been there for nine months

Krista Eime shows some of the goodies on offer.

, and prides the cafe on good service.
From gourmet cheeses to “the best coffee in town”, the café covers all tastes and occasions, with a wide range of catering and gift baskets also available.
All goodies are freshly baked and served with cream while a wide selection of hot drinks, including cappuccinos, lattes, muggachino and macchiatos, are also on offer.
Deanie is responsible for the wide selection of cakes, including rhubarb  cakes, carrot cakes and blueberry muffins.
Heather said a large selection of speciality cheeses and local antipastos products were made on request to fill your picnic basket, to be enjoyed at all the beautiful locations in Clare Valley.
“Local jams, chutneys, tappanades and olives are just some of the options in choosing a personalised gift basket,” she said.
“It’s the perfect gift to give people a real taste of the Clare Valley.”
For those with a sweet tooth, choose from fairy floss, chocolates and panforte.
The creative menu is brought to customers by experienced chefs Arahina and Marie.
Seasonal menus include all the best seasonal ingredients and local produce.
For example, taste the gourmet beef and red wine pie, served with creamy mash and salad.
Heather said corporate catering is one speciality the cafe provides, as well as wedding catering and gluten-free catering. There is always a salad of the day with healthy options available.
Also available is a huge range of gourmet shelf products and gift wear and jewellery, including local Mickello artefacts from Nicky White.
The café is open weekdays from 8.30am til 5.30pm. Breakfast is available on Saturday from 8.30am and on Sunday from 9am–12.30. More information phone 8842 4255.