The Hillebrand vineyard restaurant is along Niagara Stone Road and the attractive terrace has a good view of the vineyard. The menu is modern European and two courses at lunchtime are priced at $32. We started with a duck egg on "wild and tame mushrooms" with proscuitto, cheese and toasts, and "ice wine beets" which consisted of slices of unusual beetroot (pink and yellow rather than red), beetroot sorbet, feta and herbs. The ice wine beets was particularly well judged with all the flavours mutually contributing to the whole. The mushroom starter had a little too much going on flavour-wise and the toast was unnecessary. Moving on to the mains, we chose an amusing "little (not 'Miss') piggy pizza" and wild salmon on a crab coleslaw with tiny cheese croquettes. The pizza was almost there but the base was a bit too thick and the toppings too piggily generous. The salmon worked well with the crab adding sweetness and the herbs adding freshness. Service was attentive and friendly and Hillebrand's Sauvignon blanc, Pinot noir and Merlot proved to be excellent companions to the food. All in all, a delightful place for lunch.
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