Location: Hamilton, Brisbane
Cost: A La Carte Lunch (5 Course) – $159
The Menu Includes:
- Amuse Bouche
- King Prawn and Mango Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce
- Herb Crusted Lamb Rack with Crushed Duck fat potatoes, Gourmet tomato, green Beans and Red wine Jus
- Wolfgang’s Christmas pudding with Brandy Anglaise, Cherry Compote and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
To me, nothing says Christmas day more than several courses of good, hearty food and I cant think of anything better to kick off the festive season than trying out the Christmas menu at the Riverview Hotel. I opted for the non-vegetarian menu – because who can say no to a lamb rack!
The humble prawn cocktail has been a signature Christmas dish in my family for many years, so I was obviously pretty excited to see it on the menu! This was a colourful, photogenic dish, juicy king prawns sat upon a bed of salad and mango, covered in a delicious and tangy marie rose sauce made for the perfect Christmas entrée!
I was pretty excited for the main dish – herb crusted lamb rack! With both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu looking equally as delicious, the lamb is what swayed my decision – and it didn’t disappoint. The lamb was tender and juicy, complemented by the herb crust which gave it a nice crunch. The duck fat potatoes were one of the highlights of the dish, soft on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside and rich in flavor. This was a very festive dish indeed!
Finally, dessert. I’m sure we can all agree that Christmas pudding is the ultimate Christmas dessert – usually I am too full by the time dessert comes around at Christmas dinner, but I had paced myself so that I didn’t miss out. The pudding was rich in all those distinct Christmas flavours we know and love, the brandy anglaise and vanilla bean ice cream paired well with the pudding – a great finale to a great meal.
Read our review of the vegetarian menu here
Written by: Charlotte Louise