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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dinner @ Cafe Vue at Heide

When we're looking for someplace that is relaxing and the food is excellent then we head for Cafe Vue at Heide. With their menus changing monthly there's always something new to try.
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Jamon
Nothing gets the appetite going like a few slices of Ibérico.
Starters:

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Chicken Liver Parfait with toasted brioche
There's been variations of this on the menu before - this time it's chicken liver parfait. Served with toasted brioche and quince puree.
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Onion Tart with butternut squash
I suppose you might say this is in the style of a pissaladiere - flaky pastry base, incredible richly caramelised onions, topped with goat cheese and slivers of butternut pumpkin. The pumpkin was barely cooked, if at all, but it was inspired match to the sweet onions and tart cheese.

Mains:

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Confit duck leg with Puy Lentils

A perfect confit duck leg - the meat falling off the bones, moist, flavoursome. The lentils almost stole the show - it might have been the influence of the lardons. The sauce was thick and rich and bursting with flavour.
Cafe Vue at Heide© by Haalo
Braised Lamb Neck

You can see the array of vegetables in this angle but from the other side

Cafe Vue at Heide© by Haalo

you can see how that lamb neck is just falling apart. I think it would be obvious just how tender this was.

Dessert:

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Sticky date pudding with custard
There's always a twist and this sticky date pudding doesn't disappoint - i really like how its been presented, like a roly poly. You can tell by the colour, that the caramel sauce is divine.
Cafe Vue at Heide© by Haalo
Calvados crème caramel
Another dish that provides a twist - at the base of the glass are calvados soaked caramelised apples and its topped with a whipped crème - a bit like a zabaglione in texture.



  The details:

  Café Vue at Heide
  7 Templestowe Road
  Bulleen

  Phone: 9852 2346
  reservations for Menu du Jour only

  Open:
  Lunch - Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm
  Lunch - Saturday-Sunday: 9am-5pm
  Dinner - Thursday-Saturday: 6pm-9pm

  Website: Café Vue
  Website: Heide
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