An impromptu lunch was called for on the last day of Winter. Although the calendar hadn’t flicked over to Spring yet, Mother Nature had decided it was Spring. She put on a gorgeous day. My friend and I decided to go out for lunch and chose this winery because it was one of the ones on our ‘to do’ list.
The winery is in Warragul which is 105kms from Melbourne but only about 35kms from where my friend lives. It’s a lush, green area of rolling pastures filled with olive groves and vines waiting to be filled with grapes.
We were really pleased with what we chose from the menu. The scallops I had for entrée were perfectly cooked. The Deconstructed lemon tart was very tasty. I love lemon tarts but they can be a bit heavy. Being able to mix each element myself on the plate was great. It kept the dessert very light.
And of course being at a winery we had to choose one of their wines. We both chose the Wild Dog 2011 Sparkling Blanc de Blanc. It’s a very light, refreshing sparkling wine in the traditional methode champenoise style.
The restaurant is featured in the 2014 edition of the Good Food Guide having been given a rating of 14/20.
This dessert is called Candyland. It is made up of a variety of sweet treats such as bubblegum ice cream and other pieces of deliciousness. It’s their brand new dessert; it has only been on the menu for a few weeks.
My friend’s entrée. Roasted Root Vegetable Salad – sweet potato, dutch creams, baby carrot, parsnips, swede, fried garlic, onion, truffle salt, avocado oil, rosemary.
My entrée – Hervey Bay scallops, cauliflower puree, fennel, dill & cucumber, Yarra Valley salmon roe