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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lunch @ Bistro Flor

The last time we visited it used to be called Flor and was known for its excellent single malt whisky collection. It's now gained a Bistro in the name and although the interior hasn't really changed I think that whisky collection is gone.

There's an interesting wine list offering selections from Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Italy.

Food wise we're offered a Brunch menu - there's your usual breakfast offerings, some share dishes and a 2 course weekend lunch special.

We've selected a couple of the share dishes and two entrees - all of which begins with piping hot bread straight from the oven

Bistro Flor© by Haalo

Bistro Flor© by Haalo

These are from the share menu - gourgères are stuffed with fresh crab and the croquettes are richly flavoured with a mix of porcini and swiss brown mushrooms. Both are excellent.

Bistro Flor© by Haalo

These are filled with goat's cheese and pinenuts and served with pickled cherry tomatoes and Israeli couscous. It's a satisfying dish, the flavours all work well.

Bistro Flor© by Haalo

I really enjoy the candied olives, they are flavour bombs. The cured veal almost looks like very lean pancetta in texture and colour.

For dessert:

Bistro Flor© by Haalo

This was one of those really excellent panna cotta - the ones that dare to stride the line between set and unset. Delicious.

Bistro Flor© by Haalo

Full of vanilla bean seeds - it's a well made version of a classic.

The Details:

Bistro Flor
555 Nicholson Street
Carlton North

9381 4443

Wednesday-Friday: 6pm to 10pm
Weekends: 7am to 10pm

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1 comment:

  1. That pannacotta looks gorgeous! And I'm not even normally a fan of pannacotta boringness :)

    Jetsetting Joyce


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