We've returned for another leisurely lunch. There's a bit more of a chill in the air so we foresake the usual bubble and begin with glasses of Henriques & Henriques Madeira.
Duck Liver Parfait toasted brioche, blood orange reduction
lovely smooth texture with well developed flavour
as usual, Paalo can't resist the appetiser plate
Next is a special treat from the kitchen:
Tuna Carpaccio pink peppercorn, spring onion, chive & lime dressing
We've not had this before but we'd happily have it again. Melt in the mouth tuna offsest with a pleasant crunch from the peppercorns, acidity is well balanced in the chive and lime dressing. Light and refreshing it certainly enlivens the tastebuds.
Homemade Fish & Chips tartare sauce, lemon wedge (From Express Lunch Menu)
An absolute bargain at $14 - juicy fish encased in a wonderfully crisp batter, a tangy tartare and pomme frittes.
Wagyu Beef Sirloin, served with confit shallots, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, red wine sauce (Speciality Menu)
You can never go wrong when ordering the beef here, this is no exception. Rich flavour, tender meat cooked perfectly.
Sautéed Spinach ($6)
We decide to round off the afternoon with a cheese platter
From top right, Comte Gruyere - Pave D'affinois (cow) - Chevre Cremeux Fromage D'Affinois - Rouzaire Fromage de Meaux - Sainte Maure - Truffle Brie - Papillon Black Label Roquefort - Saint Agure
Les Boucheries Parisiennes
268 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Phone: (03) 8256 1636
Lunch - Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm to 2.30pm
Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday: 6pm to late