Over the Easter break, I went to Melbourne with family. It was a lovely three days, filled with shopping and walking and, of course, eating. Eating a lot. I’m a big fan of eating, especially when it’s an “experience”.
This time round, we certainly had that. I insisted upon Vue de Monde, a fancy pants restaurant in the heart of Melbourne. I’d seen head chef and owner, Shannon Bennett, on the telly and just adored his laid back, ocker cooking style. A classically trained French chef and one of the best in the world, Bennett won me over by taking a humble potato, julienning the hell out of it, assembling it in a mould with cream and butter, cooking it and then pronouncing it a ‘fancy roast potato’. LOVE.
So off we trotted to Vue de Monde on Good Friday. Three hours later, we were close to pain as we stumbled out into the crisp Melbourne night. It was delish, peeps. The service was impeccable, the decor astounding and the food…oh, the food. We got the seven course degustation menu, along with snacks as soon as we were ushered to our table and petit fours to cap the evening.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s the photos I took, posted on the tumblr and the instagram. Enjoy, salivate and if you have a spare dollar or two, visit Vue de Monde! It’s a once in a lifetime experience, that’s for sure 🙂