Price : $98
Chef: Romain Bapst
Overall Experience: 10/0
Inspired by the area of Lyon, chef Romain Bapst has created an incredible five course meal paired with Stella Bella Margaret River Wines. Taking you on a journey through the taste of Lyon with traditional dishes dating as far back as the 19th Century. This hidden gem in suburban Brisbane (Bardon) brings traditional French Food at an affordable price. Every dish that we were lucky enough to try, boasted passion, love and an array of marvelous flavours.
To start off with, a Lyon style sausage with the Manjimup black truffle in brioche pastry paired with a 2014 Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. The portion serving of this dish was very generous. This was some of the best brioche pastry I have ever had.
The second course was a pike quenelle with fresh water yabbies sauce paired with 2010 Stella Bella Chardonnay. I must admit I have never tasted a more spectacular dish; buttery in flavour with a light, delicate texture. The second serving was equally as generous as the first.
The third course was absolutely heavenly, a lighter dish than the previous but whole in flavours. Chicken breast braised with truffle under the skin and potato Dauphine served with 2010 Stella Bella Shiraz. The chicken was moist, delicious and broke off the bone and the potato Dauphine added an element of crunch. Spectacular!
The fourth meal was another chicken dish, but unlike the first, it had a beautiful smokey flavour to it. Chicken leg grilled with pinot noir, with Lyon style salad paired with 2011 Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon.
The dessert was equally as delicious as the four previous courses. Donuts, apple compote caramelised with cassonade and vanilla bean ice-cream. This was served with a sweeter 2014 Stella Bella Pink Muscat. The donuts were light and not overly sweet. The dish worked best when all components were paired together.
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