Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Introduction: Round the corner from the Prime Minister's lodge in Kirribilli
Ambience: Warm - the air conditioning was not coping!, friendly very pleasing
Service: Attentative without being obsequious
Food:Entrees from $22 to $28 are expensive by Melbourne standards. The oxheart tomato terrine w goats curd, balsamic caramel and rocket cress was interesting but I would try something else next time.
The crisp skinned snapper on a cassoulet of white beans w roasted tomato and basil was succulent and the oven roast lamb loin w olive oil poached artichokes, black lentils, and red wine kalamata olive sauce prepared to perfection
Bread served with humus and olive oil, ($2 a serve!), and palate cleansers between courses were nice additions
Desserts were exquisite i had a mangari chocolate delight w prunes to die for
Wine: BYO except on Saturday! A fair range, not too expensive
Price: About $140 fr two courses
Comments: Not quite "upper crust" but getting there. well worth a visit.