Lardo

Rochford Wines Yarra Valley

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Cured Kingfish, Avocado, Threaded Chilli, Nettles

★★★★☆

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Heirloom Carrots, Quinoa, Seeds, Dates, Smoked Almonds, Orange Blossom Labne

★★★★☆

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Roasted Quail, Sweet Corn, Pickled Grapes, Lardo, Scotched Quail Egg

★★★☆☆

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Confit Octopus, Cauliflower Skordalia, Crispy Onion, Spiced Hazelnut

★★★★☆

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Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb, Carrot Hummus, Spring Slaw

★★★☆☆

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Leg of Corn Fed Chicken, Jerusalem Artichoke, Farro, Guanciale

★★★☆☆

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Baked Apple, Freeze Dried Custard, Oat Crumble, Milk Sorbet

★★★★☆

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Salted Caramel Tart, Pear, Ginger Praline, Mascarpone

★★★★☆

Overall:

A fresh and exciting transformation has taken place at Rochford Restaurant with the recent appointment of Head Chef Raki Andriana. With over a decade of experience in the food and wine industry, Raki brings forth French style techniques and Middle Eastern influences to the iconic Yarra Valley winery. The menu’s new direction aims to create delicious flavours that match their award winning wines.  Add to that breathtaking views of the Yarra Valley and the nearby Dandenong Ranges, Rochford Restaurant is undoubtedly a wonderful place to visit.

Rochford

Rochford Wines Yarra Valley

878-880 Maroondah Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC

(03) 5957 3333

http://www.rochfordwines.com.au/

Rochford Wines Yarra Valley Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

*Disclaimer: I dined as a guest of Rochford Wines Yarra Valley.

Garagistes

103 Murray St, Hobart 6231 0558

 

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Smoked new season pink eye potatoes, sauce of whey, garlic scapes, herbs, flowers

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 Tartare of veal leg, uni and pine nut cream, nasturtium buds, speck and aged buffalo cheese

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 Green feast peas, lovage, samphire, lardo

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Venerupis clams cooked in kombu butter, chicken and anise hyssop dashi

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 Garagistes smoked eel, poached rhubarb, laver and pickled hawthorn blossom

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Lightly steamed Tasmanian blue eye trevalla and oyster mushrooms cooked over charcoal

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West Hobart lime posset, iced fig leaf kefir, caraway and dill shortbread

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Kunzea blossom ice cream, elderflower milk crisp, green almond cream

Overall:

Garagistes offer an ever-changing five course set menu with optional artisanal sake to match. The food here is beautifully presented and has interesting flavours, however portions are quite small (I left still feeling a bit hungry). Service was friendly but slow, and the decor was simple (eg. plain wooden communal tables) and dark (eg. black walls, dark floors). Not a place I am likely to return to.

Note that this place opens Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm, and that reservations open two weeks in advance.

 

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