Each table had this set menu and as you can see, they have all been signed.
|Amuse Bouche - 2006|
Cauliflower, duck egg and caviar
Drink: 2002 Dom Pérignon
|Risotto aux Truffles - 2000|
Classically inspired truffle risotto using Manjimup Truffle
Drink: NV Toro Albala Oloroso
Alas it isn't white truffle season but the next best thing is this. You really couldn't have a meal here without the truffle risotto.
|Foie Gras Grillé à la pomme et au Sauternes - 2001|
Grilled Alsace foie gras served with caramelised apple, walnut, grapes, eight spice & sauternes reduction
Drink: 2004 Weinbach Altenbourg Cuvée Laurence Gewurtztraminer
|Truite et Betternave Miniatrue - 2007|
Ocean trout with horseradish and baby beetroot
Drink: 2005 Benanti Pietramarina Etna Bianco Superiore DOC
A lovely dish and for those that are interested - here's the recipe.
|Consommé Froid à la Tomate - 2000|
Delicate tomato consommé with gazpacho jelly
|Agneau Rôti et Ris D'agneau - 2007|
Poached Loin, rillette of lamb with caramelised sweetbreads
Drink: 2005 Dalwhinnie Eagle Shiraz
I know it says 2007 but thanks to the power of blogging, we have proof that we first enjoyed it in 2006!
|Is Shannon thinking - why are those dishes still on the pass?|
|Entremet Sucré - 2005|
|Soufflé au Calvados - 2006|
Demoulded Calvados Soufflé
Drink: 2005 Klein Constantia "Vin de Constance" Constantia
|Biscuit au Chocolat - 2001|
Michel Bras' classic self-saucing chocolate biscuit
Drink: 2004 Bodegas Castano Monastrell Dulce
It's a dinner that lived up to our expectations and makes us excited about what is yet to come. It was great to have dishes that brought back good memories and I think a real skill isn't just in presenting a plate of food but creating food memories. Vue de Monde is a place that does divide people but you have to admire the determination of Shannon Bennett to do things his way.