Vasse Felix
Modern Australian
Vasse Felix
-33.996736,115.054668

No longer just an add-on to the cellar door, Vasse Felix's upstairs restaurant is now a bona-fide attraction in its own right. The dining room's makeover by gun Melbourne designers Hecker Guthrie suggested the pioneering winery was stepping up its food offering: the introduction of a five-course, $85 tasting menu confirms the hunch. While the mini dégustation includes highlights from the carte - the savoury thrills of cured emu in a macadamia and parsnip soup, for instance - its exclusives make the tasting menu a compelling package. Seared triangles of meaty kingfish adorned with house wagyu pancetta and shaved cured egg yolk has flavour to spare; weightless goat's milk crisps atop passionfruit curd and a cookie-crumb rubble polls well for technique and taste. This is polished, contemporary cooking and a perfect accompaniment to the equally progressive handiwork of winemaker Virginia Willcock. Service, pleasingly, is back to its relaxed yet refined best.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Price:
  • E $18-$21

    M $34-$40

    D $16

    tasting menu $85

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Outdoor dining
  • Cards:
  • Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Aaron Carr

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