Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New menu at The Boathouse


Earlier this week Mum and I spent an afternoon on the deck sampling The Boathouse Restaurant's new menu, which will be available next week.  

The sun was out, chilled tunes were playing in the background, and a cool breeze was flowing through the trees, making for an absolutely gorgeous summer afternoon. 

We were served an entree, three main dishes and dessert to share, accompanied by two glasses of vino to compliment our meals, and coffee.  All of which were polished off with only a few garnishes left on our plates!  

Mum enjoying the scenery

TO START


Roast Fig on crisp eggplant with dukkah rolled chèvre and herb salad served with a glass of Foxeys Hangout Pinot Gris 2011

The perfect way to start a meal with a light and tasty entree.  The sweet roasted fig was complimented by slices of warm crispy eggplant and cool creamy dukkah goats cheese (chèvre) and a chilled glass of Foxeys Pinot Gris.

This was my favourite dish for the day and I will definitely be returning to enjoy a whole serve to myself sometime soon!!


MAINS


All three main meals were very well thought out with with complimentary elements of crisp, creamy, sweet, spicy, colour and texture.

Pan seared kangaroo with pancetta in marsala sauce with celeriac puree, roquette and pinenut salad

Perfectly cooked kangaroo, salty pancetta, with creamy celeriac puree, marsala sauce and a fresh salad with crispy beetroot chips.  We couldn't get enough of this dish and were very tempted to lick the sauce off the plate!! 

 Macadamia crumbed pork cutlet on wild honey hummus with radicchio, sugar snaps and grilled peach

I wasn't too sure about the grilled peach at first but I am a big fan or pork with fruit and the warm sweet peach complimented the nutty pork extremely well.  The wild honey hummus was divine and I am always a fan of crisp green veggies with any meat dish.

Gippsland eye fillet on parmesan crouton with shiraz jus and sautéed vegetables served with a glass of Shadowfax Shiraz 2009

A beautifully cooked steak with the perfect accompaniments of veggies, a sweet, rich but light red wine jus, and a glass of shiraz.  A parmesan crouton was hidden under the steak for a delectable cheesy surprise.  
Mum and I thoroughly enjoying our meals


DESSERT


Peppered Pineapple, banana doughnuts and an orange crème brûlée

Pepper is definitely not my favourite seasoning but actually worked well with the sweet pineapple and custard, a kind of spicy sweet dessert option.  The crème brûlée had a nice crack to the top and a creamy custardy consistency.

A soft sweet banana surrounded in a light and fluffy cinnamon coated batter... The banana doughnuts were amazing!!  

Skinny latte


SCENERY


After finishing our coffee's, Mum and I continued to enjoy the beautiful scenery, chatting and enjoying the summer sunshine.






Until next time fellow foodies...

Cassie
xx
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