Monday, 21 November 2011


Dinner at dusk...gorgeous, green surroundings...crisp, white tablecloths...elegant table setting.

Appetisers - Caramelised onion tartlets with goat’s cheese

Complimentary canapés - perfect combination of sweet and savoury in the one mouthful.


Complimentary bread roll with soft butter

Crunchy first bite, warm, fluffy centre.

Entrée - Prosciutto wrapped pan seared scallops, confit chicken wings, pea mousse, lemon olive oil, balsamic reduction $22

Scallops tender, well-seared with colour, subtle, delicate flavor. Strong-flavoured, crunchy confit chicken wings. Delicious morsels - devoured.

Main - Rare roasted venison loin, cauliflower cream, spice beetroot, spinach pannacotta, broad beans, shiraz wine glaze $38

Venison, perfectly pink in the middle, melt in the mouth. Smooth, rich, cauliflower purée.

Main - Roast suckling pig, parsnip purée, white balsamic plum jus, boudin noir, sausage, fresh asparagus, pumpkin seeds $38

Picturesque representation of whole suckling pig, garnished with asparagus. Regrettably, looks were deceiving. Tough, dry pork could not compete with the cleverness of the cylindrical tower of baked potato, nor the ambrosial parsnip purée. Some elements let this dish down.

Dessert - Chocolate and hazelnut terrine, white chocolate mousse cigar, cherry beignets $18

Terrine failed to wow. White chocolate mousse very smooth. Delicious. Cherry beignets gave a burst of fruity flavour.

Dessert - Kahlua and malt soufflé, violet icecream, bitter caramel sauce $18

Best dish of the meal. Well balanced caramel sauce complemented the perfect soufflé.
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