6 August 2017

Eat Me. Eleonore's Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley

I hope you’re not too hungry because this post is sure to tantalise your tastebuds… Ready? OK.

Whilst in the Yarra Valley we had the pleasure of dining at Eleonore’s at Chateau Yering; well-renowned for its fine cuisine. Before we even sat down to the try the food I fell in love. The dining room is like something from a periodic movie. Long and lean with windows either side, fine china and white tablecloths, I half expected to find The Queen at the other end. Much to my disappointment, I didn’t.

With statement curtains and elegant chairs, the lavish furnishings contribute to the feeling of opulence. It really is special here and very European. We feasted our eyes on the menu, opting for 3 courses – how could we not!?

We found ourselves in raptures over seafood for the entrée choosing the seared scallops with black rice, sake cream and pea puree.

And the crab ravioli with corn veloute and dashi butter. Both were light yet packed full of flavour and boasting succulent meat.

For mains, we chose the slow-cooked wagyu beef cheek with cauliflower and black potato. So succulent and melt-in-the-mouth you really didn’t even need to chew.

And the salted cod with braised daikon and sea herbs. Light, refreshing and cooked to perfection. Another sea-success.

Finally we rounded the evening out [literally if you’re talking about our tummies!] with the delightfully soul-warming vanilla fondant with gingerbread ice cream. Just the thing to combat the winter chill outside, and a recipe I’d like to try recreating myself at home!

Truly, it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Cheers Eleonore. If you find yourself in the Yarra Valley you’d be remiss not to book in for dinner at Eleonore’s, they also do high tea on Sundays. I think I’ll have to try that next!

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Photos by Krissie.

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