Tonight, V and I went out with my parents and my younger brother, in a belated birthday celebration!
We headed out to Caveau, a French restaurant, and my first pick for fine dining in the area
Caveau is my all-time favourite Wollongong restaurant - it is the only "hatted" restaurant in the area, and it is truly deserving of that honour. I actually think its better than a great many Sydney restaurants! It is owned and run by Peter Sheppard, the ex-sous chef of the legendary Banc restaurant, and his wife Nicole runs front of house with charm and aplomb. The atmosphere is second to none, the service absolutely impeccable. And the food is truly to-die-for.
♥ Mimco magazine clutch
♥ Tony Bianco "Foxie" heels
We started off with a glass of Kir Royale - champagne with cassis, mmm
Complimentary starter - a demi-tasse of potato and leek soup
Charcuterie plate with mushrooms a'la greque and toasted brioche
Shallot tarte tartin with warm goats cheese fondant, beetroot puree and a pear and hazelnut salad
Roasted pheasant breast with game beignet and a sautee of chestnuts, pancetta, brussel sprouts and braised pheasant leg
Possibly the BEST risotto ever - winter truffle risotto with roasted winter vegetables and shaved fresh truffle, and a free range poached egg
Grain fed beef eye fillet with potato galette, snails, spinach, herb butter and red wine jus
Apple and vanilla pain perdu with apple parfait, green apple sorbet and muscat syrup
Warm 100% Venezuelan Valrhona chocolate mousse with salted chocolate caramels and vanilla ice cream
We drank a delicious French Savignon Blanc and a Chateauneuf du Pape. The whole meal was fantastic - 11/10 (to quote the lovely FauxFuchsia)