Easter Sunday lunchtime is not perhaps the easiest of times to book a table for five people, telephone back to change the time by an hour and then arrive with an extra person, but this is Australia and “She’ll be right”.
Greeted by a slightly over the top Italian Maitre D’ who started to spout on about the “Champagne”, that was actually a local sparkling wine, to a local vineyard owner, a wine producer and his wife and somebody who had been the general manager of one of the foremost Victorian wineries for over five years. But hey, he had only been there a very short time so let’s give the man a chance.
It was well after 2:00 pm by the time we took our table and a few of the dished on the lunch menu were no longer available, however we were offered alternatives by Kevin, our waiter.
A bottle of the Warrenmang Chardonnay went well with the starters, the scallops were delicious, the bruschetta was the largest I have ever seen and look equally tasty.
Four steaks were cooked faultlessly to individual requests, the salmon garnished with samphire and the pearl pasta topped with a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg that looked as though it had been crumbed.
I’m not sure what we drank with this course as a friend selected the wine and the bottle had been decanted before arriving at the table, it had a great nose and was a very well made wine but at the higher end of the alcohol scale.
Desserts did not disappoint, and the chocolate slice looked as though it might just cause a heart attack for the selector.
Service in the restaurant was first class and even splitting the final bill presented no drama.
A lovely way to spend Easter Sunday afternoon.
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