Rich chocolate tart with strawberries - recipe coming soon!
(Jumper - Mum's closet, scarf - miss shop, high waisted jeans - Valleygirl, bag - Sportsgirl, loafers - from Taiwan)
Just a quick fashion post and a few snapshots from my one night trip to Daylesford with my boyfriend. He was surprised to see me in something other than boots for once as I am not a fan of ballet flats and never wear them other than for work. Although, after going for a walk around the lake and trudging through the mud as we attempted to take a short cut back, I really would have appreciated my boots. Unintentionally getting mud in your shoes is not fun, I can tell you that. Nonetheless, we had a good laugh and I walked the rest of the way back with my shoe squelching....
Smoked Skipton eel in pancetta, shallot confit, beetroot remoulade, mustard crème fraiche
12 hour suckling pig with celeriac, sauce chutney and 'smokehouse' Riesling braised cabbage
At night, we went to the Lake House restaurant for dinner. These are pictures of the meals I had... of course not my own pictures, I didn't quite feel comfortable lugging a big camera to a fancy restaurant as I'm still getting used to the idea of whipping it out in public. I've never been to a two hat restaurant before but it was definately an experience that I could get used to.
I LOVED the entree. The smoked eel was beautiful and the presentation of the dish was divine - I've never eaten anything like it. Mmm... I'm still thinking about how exquisite this dish was now...
For main I had the 12 hour suckling pig... which I enjoyed but not as much as the entree. I thought the Riesling braised cabbage had a funny smell but other than that the rest of the dish was enjoyable. The crackling on the pig was well done and the pork was tender. I loved the sauce it was in and the apple balls that came with it - they tasted like pure apple juice.
We didn't have dessert as we had the chocolate tart I made to eat later.
For those of you wondering, dinner is from $74pp for two courses... they also offer three and four course as well as an eight course degustation menu.