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Friday, December 05, 2008

Dinner @ Bistro Vue

If I wasn't in need of a drink before heading out to Bistro Vue, I certainly was by the time we arrived. What should have been a 20 minute trip, turned into a 45 minute shocker. I have not seen traffic as bad as this for a long time.

Glasses of Gardet Brut proved an ideal way to wash away those traffic woes and a great match for this trio of oysters

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Clair de Lune

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Rusty Wire - is a generic name given to the "best on the day" oysters

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Angasi - our native flat oyster

We selected the 2004 Coldstream Hills Reserve Cabernet Blend to enjoy with the rest of our meal.

For starters:

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French Onion Soup with Beer, topped with Gruyere

Sometimes French Onion soup can be a touch too hearty, this had a lot of flavour but somehow managed not to give you that bloated feeling. It does come out piping hot!


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Slow cooked Duck Eggs with cepe puree and pancetta grissini

Underneath the yolk sits a silky cepe puree - the eggs have been slow cooked for I think 2 hours at 60°C leaving them wonderfully runny. There's a lovely drizzle of white truffle oil over the pancetta wrapped grissini. Every now and again you get hit with that lovely white truffle flavour.

For mains:

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Plat du Jour for Friday: Pied de Cochon - Pigs trotter

Paalo does have a weakness for pig trotter - this comes out as a tight roll but just falls apart in a wonderously gelatinous "mess". It comes with mashed potatoes and a simple leaf salad.

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Chargrilled Wagyu served with Goose Fat fried Pommes Frites

You do have a choice of sauces, pepper, béarnaise, diane - I decided on the Béarnaise. I also got to taste some of the Bistro Vue Truffle Mustard which is beyond delicious. It was so good we bought a jar!

The wagyu was superb - it ranks up there as one of the best.

For dessert:

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Tarte tatin aux pommes

Paalo just finds it impossible to go past it.


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Red berries with honey jelly, warm white chocolate mousse and raspberry praline

I enjoy one of the one newer desserts - at the bottom of the glass are an assortment of macerated red berries, interspersed by small cubes of honey jelly. Above it, served as a thick white band is the warm white chocolate mousse. The glass is crowned with a disc of what I'd call raspberry flavoured toffee.


The details:

Bistro Vue
430 Little Collins Street
Entrance via New Chancery Laneway

Phone: 9691 3838

Open:
Monday-Saturday: 11am until Late

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Haalo,
    terrific meal! Is the courtyard for the bistro nice?

    Nora

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  2. Hi Nora - the courtyard isn't what I'd call nice, it's a concrete area that sits alongside Vue de Monde. The night we dined there was a table of people eating there. It's more where smokers get their fix.

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  3. Hi Nora - the courtyard isn't what I'd call nice, it's a concrete area that sits alongside Vue de Monde. The night we dined there was a table of people eating there. It's more where smokers get their fix.

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