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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dinner @ Cafe Vue at 401

We've been thinking about that roast chicken all week and how we really didn't do it justice on our last visit. Tonight we return for round two having roped in fellow eators, Al and Elle to help us.

For starters:

Cafe Vue at 401© by Haalo

Seared scallops with truffle pommes mousseline and cauliflower puree - there's a heavenly aroma of truffle coming off this dish and if you like to pay extra, you can have fresh truffles shaved over the top but I don't think its really necessary. Perfectly cooked scallops, deeply flavoured jus, exquisitively smooth puree - an excellent way to start.

Cafe Vue at 401© by Haalo

Kingfish ceviche with yuzu, compressed melon and salmon roe - if the previous dish seems more wintery then this speaks to the coming summer. Light, clean flavours, well executed.

Cafe Vue at 401© by Haalo

Asparagus vichyssoise with spanner crab salad - the vichyssoise is poured at the table, silky smooth with a deep flavour of aspargus running through it. It's served with an excellent salad full of thick juicy shards of spanner crab.

Cafe Vue at 401© by Haalo

Pappardelle with braised goat, green olives and pecorino - on par with last weeks version.

Here's our Rotisserie Chicken cooking away with a view of the vegetables cooking underneath.

Cafe Vue at 401© by Haalo

We had wondered if perhaps we went overboard last week in praise but al and elle both agreed that this was the best chicken.

To finish:

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Macarons - raspberry, chocolate, pistachio, orange

The details:

Café Vue at 401
401 St Kilda Road

9866 8055
reservations for A la Carte Menu (including Menu du Jour) only

Monday-Friday: 7am to 11pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am to 11pm


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