Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday in Melbourne

Morning: Melbourne Aquarium

Lunch: Southbank, Bistro Vite

Afternoon: Fitzroy Gardens

Dinner: Vue de Monde for a stupendous 10 course degustation menu:
  • Bisque with tartare of jamon and poached quail's egg in lettuce leaf
  • Mushroom risotto with shaved West Australian truffles
  • Salmon, presented smoked, mousse and as "salmon jerky", with German caviar
  • Soup (prepared at the table as an infusion done in a 1950's style coffee maker, using stock, herbs and mirepoix), poured over tartare of King Fish covered in a veil of buffalo mozzarella cheese
  • Carpaccio of fois gras with baby pear and fennel
  • Slow cooked pork belly with a pork rillette pancake and stuffed baby apple, dried green apple strip and apple puree
  • Medallion of New Zealand venison with a mille feuille of saffron mousseline and leg meat
  • Goat's cheese served a curd and ice cream, with rose petal and rose jelly
  • Frozen golden kiwi fruit "lollipops" dipped in mint jelly and served with raspberry jelly (we think)
  • Smoked Valrhona chocolate cigar

And matched wines. I need to walk a lot for the next few days.

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