Thursday, March 22, 2018

Woodland house (Prahran - Melbourne) 03/2018

Always elegant, decor is restrained and pleasant, we've eaten here a few times, in 2014, and 2015,

Table settings are simple, glassware and cutlery excellent quality.
Grilled scampi, salted roe, saltbush
Mussels and foie gras
Purple taro feta
Wallaby and pepper berry sable
Spiced sweetbreads with bamboo salt
Unfortunately the sweetbreads were lost with the thick breading and the coriander.
Spanner crab, tomato, kohlrabi, pomelo
Salt baked onion, grilled abalone, smoked oyster
Bread, which was very moorish, was served frequently.
Cape Grimm beef, buttered potato, radish and black salt
It's in there!
Fatty pork, slow baked cabbage, sorrel, black garlic
Mandagery Creek venison,pickled quince, juniper
Beauford cheese, truffle, buttermilk
A salad
Sweet coconut, last of the berries,lemon myrtle pepper
Baked chocolate, treacle ice cream, apricot vinegar

Petit four
Comments: Every dish was a joy to behold, beautifully presented, however some of the taste combinations left a lot to be desired. For me there was a tendency to use too many ingredients and sometimes to overwhelm what should have been the hero of the dish.
Score:14 /20