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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lunch @ Bistro Vue

It's been a while since we've done Saturday lunch in the city and there's no better choice than Bistro Vue.

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We begin with a couple of glasses of Gardet Brut Spécial and when it comes to ordering our main bottle, our first choice of the Highbank is not available. It seems that our talent of picking wines that have run out knows no bounds. We eventually decide on the Mt Langi Ghiran Shiraz.


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For starters:

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Paalo's Choice: Two hour poached egg with wild mushroom purée and Shimeji mushrooms

I had this last time we dined here so I know how good it was - this one was thoroughly enjoyed by Paalo, he especially loved the consistency of the egg.

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My Choice: Jamon with Salt Cod Beignets and Confit Cherry tomatoes

The Jamon (Serrano) wasn't quite as nice as the one I had at Church Street Enoteca - this one lacked any of those delightful acorn flavours. However I really enjoyed the beignets and overall this was a very nice dish.


For mains:

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We choose the Cote de Boeuf which is a dish for two - the char-grilled Wagyu Sirloin is served on a wooden platter with an assortment of sauces - béarnaise, pepper and diane

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We are each given a plate with those famous goose fat fried Pommes Frites and a roasted onion

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and we order a side dish of Creamed garlic Spinach.


Cheese:

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There's a large selection available but we chose a soft blue, a spanish goat washed rind and Pont l'Eveque

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and to eat with the cheese, we both get this plate of pear slices, oatmeal biscuits and crackers.

Dessert:

Yes, we just couldn't go past it.

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Tarte tartin aux Poires - this is a dish for 2 but it could easily satisfy 4.

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The details:
Bistro Vue
430 Little Collins Street
Entrance via New Chancery Laneway

Phone: 9691 3838

Open:
Monday-Saturday: 11am until Late

web:
http://www.vuedemonde.com.au/bistro-vue.aspx

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