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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Dinner @ Felt

We've been meaning to go to Felt for a long time but as things happen, we just never got around to it - that is until tonight. Felt is located within the Hotel Lindrum, a building I've always admired and view as one of the prettier buildings in the city.

As we peruse the menu, we enjoy glasses of NV Charles Joubert.

Deciding on a wine to have with our meal proved to be a little difficult as our uncanny ability to pick the wines that aren't in stock struck again. We did eventually find a very pleasant Chianti Classico to have.

For starters:

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My dish: Yarra Valley quail, caramelised walnuts, cauliflower puree, golden raisins

The walnuts were quite the eye-opening experience - I'd expected them to be fairly dense and crunchy but these were light and crisp, a texture that came as a complete surprise. The quail was flavoursome, served pink and topped with a lovely runny quail egg.

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Paalo's dish: Seared scallops, crushed artichokes, green beans, truffle dressing

Slices of Italian truffle topped the scallops - cooked perfectly to retain that translucent interior.

For mains:

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My main: Char grilled eye fillet with sauteed potatoes, onion rings, garlic butter

A lovely piece of eye fillet - cooked rare - it was extremely tender. The onions rings were light and crisp and are more than equal to Rockpool's version.


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Paalo's main: Slow braised lamb, tarragon and caper jus with Potato Croquettes

Tender, with a rich lamb flavour - the meat just fell apart. An excellent dish for lamb lovers.

As we're not in a dessert mood, we forgo that option and indulge in a good platter of cheese.

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The details:

Felt Restaurant at Hotel Lindrum
26 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Phone: 9668 1111

Open:
Lunch - Monday to Friday: 12pm to 3pm
Dinner - 7 days

web: Felt Restaurant

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