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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dinner @ Cafe Vue at Heide

It's a lovely night and we're off for dinner at the latest Café Vue at Heide. Heide is home to the Museum of Questionable Modern Art and one of the features of this outpost is that the cafe will be using produce from Heide's original kitchen garden.

For dinner, the Heide Garden Menu du Jour is available, in either two or three course options.

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Too lovely not to take a picture of - 1999 Henschke Semillon.

For starters:

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These crisp cylinders were unbelievable juicy and moist and a really interesting way to serve snails.

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I'm a sucker for potted prawns but how gorgeous is this presentation? Lift the lid to reveal

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plump little prawns surrounded in a decadent quantity of herbed butter - served with lovely grilled bread and crisp salad.

For mains:

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I don't need to say much, it was as good as it looked - lamb fillets surrounded by thick and crisp puff pastry, served with herb breadcrumb stuffed cherry tomatoes

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I kept the seafood theme going with this selection as I don't often see skate on the menu. It was dressed with a lovely piquant sauce - a mix of capers and olives - and accompanied by fennel and nasturtium leaves and a wonderfully creamy and ultra smooth mashed potato.

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Since the menu focuses on the produce from the garden we really had to order the Garden Salad and I'm glad we did - it was brilliant.

For dessert:

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It's like a freeform soufflé!

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I recall having something similar at Vue de Monde and it's lovely to see those ideas coming down the chain and reappearing here at Cafe Vue.

To finish:

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An excellent end to a lovely night out - the food was interesting, well presented and using top notch ingredients - we'll be back for sure.

The Details:

Café Vue at Heide
7 Templestowe Road

98522 2346

Breakfast/Lunch - daily - 10am to 5pm
Dinner - Thursday to Saturday

Café Vue at Heide on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. This place seems more "up-market" than the Cafe Vue on Little Collins... will need to make a visit, especially since it's so close to my house!


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