They dishes we had were: an Amuse Bouche, which was actually three of them.
White truffle marshmallow served on a piece of granite&
Blue fin tuna. Those spikes are the tuna vertebrae with a dollop of tuna in the hollow originally occupied by an intervertebral disc.
The meal actually began with a buttermilk, apple, fennel, flowers salad
Then a very unusual, perhaps too sweet smoked eel, apple, white chocolate
Then came the 'dish of the month'. Fried duck egg, lamb sweetbreads, asparagus, truffle. There were both green and especially flavoursome white asparagus with this dish. I pushed the truffles aside in the next photo to show the perfectly cooked, soud vide of course, duck egg.
This tribute to the sculpyure garden at the Heidi art gallery was a sculptural creation almost to attractive to eat. Called the JARDIN DE LÉGUMES, or Heide vegetable garden, The near white pyramid at the top of the plate was solidified olive oil which could be eaten as it was or mixed with the pear juice that was poured into the cucmber immediately the dish was presented. Small broad beans nestled in the base of the cucumder and the dish well decorated with attractive edible small flowers.
A palate cleanser came next, Celery sorbet, elderflower granite, pommelo
in preparation for the roasted marron radish. The radish came in two forms, the red baby one and a sheet of reconstituted radish, barely visible in this photo. It lies over the right side of the food.
Kangaroo, rosella, coffee, chocolate, lightly smoked at the table. This was a tender and tadty piece of meat, pink on the inside, just cooked, not gamey, balanced by the cocoa and chocolate.
Served with beetroot and potato a Blackmore wagyu beef cheek, which had been cooked overnght, came with an additional slice of beef steak which had been cooked for about three minutes.
Yet another sweet dish chocolate, coffee, chicken, potato, unrecognizable to the uninitiated, also had a very tasty pumpkin puree.
Thebanana malt with smoked icw cream was very ordinary
Before the souffle we enjoyed a cheese Le petite cherrot before the soiffle. A demoulded pistachio soufflé, crème anglaise
This meal, from which nobody rose hungry, was $240 per person. Matched wine were an additional $120. They included the following:
2008 Mount Mary Chardonnay Yarra Valley, Victoria
2003 Meerea Park Semillon ‘Alexander Munro’ Hunter Valley, New South Wales
2009 Domaine Belle-Vue Muscadet ‘Granit’ Muscadet Sevre et Maine AOC Loire Valley, France
2007 Alphonse Mellot ‘Cuvee Edmond’ Sancerre AOC Loire Valley , France
2008 The Sadie Family ‘Columella’ Swartland WO Coastal Region, South Africa
2007 Sean Thackrey ‘Sirius’ Mendocino Country AVA California, United States of America
2008 Domaine de l’R Chinon ‘Les Folies du Noyer Vert’ Chinon AOC Loire Valley, France
2008 Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc ‘Noble’ Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
2002 Baumard Coteaux du Layon ‘Clos St Catherine’ Coteaux du Layon AOC Loire Valley, France. For us the wines improved as the meal progressed. The early wines were all fairly dry and did not pair well with the food which was quite sweet. We did especially enjoy the last two dessert wines.
Vue is always distinguished by attention to detail. There have been a lot of front of house staff changes. They are keen for feedback and keep notes of customers comments, likes and dislikes.This certainly helps to make repeat visits ever more memorable.