Beaufort café to reopen as the Pyrenees Pantry

Three Troupers Pantry in Beaufort will reopen as the Pyrenees Pantry on Thursday. Chef Mark Shalless and Marianne Troup. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE

Three Troupers Pantry in Beaufort will reopen as the Pyrenees Pantry on Thursday. Chef Mark Shalless and Marianne Troup. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCE

LIKE clockwork, Marianne Troup will be preparing her first batch of scones at 8am. 

“It’s the first thing I do,” Mrs Troup said. “The kids get on the train to go to school and I’m off to make scones.” 

But on Thursday morning, Mrs Troup will be baking under a different name. 

The former Three Troupers Pantry will be rebranded as The Pyrenees Pantry. 

“My husband and I owned Three Troupers Brewery, but we sold it last November,” Mrs Troup said. “The new owners bought the brand and we had to re-brand our cafe.”

Mrs Troup said she wanted the pantry to be an outlet for homemade foods.

“It will feature local Grampians and Pyrenees produce,” she said. 

The Three Troupers Pie has also been renamed.

“They are now called the ‘Pantry Pies’,” Mrs Troup said. 

Former Daylesford Lake House chef Mark Shalless has also added several Australian dishes to the menu. 

“Mark has a lot of experience and is passionate about the region,” Mrs Troup said.

The Beaufort foodie said she had always had an appreciation of fine produce. 

“I’ve always cooked and loved cooking,” she said. 

“A group of my four friends used to call ourselves ‘The Gourmet Girls’.” 

Mrs Troup and her friends would take turns in hosting themed dinner parties. 

After the launch of The Pyrenees Pantry, Mrs Troup hopes to attract more visitors to the Pyrenees.

The Pyrenees Pantry will be open five days a week for breakfast and lunch, Thursday to Monday between 9am and 5pm.

Once-a-month dinners will be held at a later date.

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