|Crittenden Estate '09 Pinot Noir|
There are few things that can lure me from the comfort of a luxurious goose-down doona, but the prospect of a nice dinner is definitely one of them! A short drive from Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat is Stillwater restaurant, located within the Crittenden Estate winery.
Stillwater at Crittenden
25 Harrisons Road
Dromana, Vic 3936
Ph: (03) 5981-9555
Overlooking the vineyard's lake, Stillwater is a popular spot for lunches and daytime functions - I'm sure the deck would be a lovely spot on a sunny day!
Whilst perusing the menu, we nibbled on hot and fluffy bread rolls dipped in grassy olive oil and spicy dukkah.
|Hot and fluffy bread rolls|
|Salt, olive oil, dukkah|
We were having a little trouble deciding on what to order, so Chef Zac Poulier kindly selected a few sharing dishes for us that would showcase what Stillwater has to offer.
First up was a braised beef short rib.
|Braised short rib of Gippsland beef, with a soba noodle salad|
|Mmm... melty beef|
|Mussels cooked with cream, shallots, wine & parsley, Garlic bread|
|Twice cooked pork belly, honeyed onion puree, radicchio & apple salad and apple caviar - $22.00|
Now, whilst we greatly enjoyed the savoury dishes, the desserts were absolutely fantastic! Definitely save room for dessert if you're planning a visit.
|Vanilla Crème Brulée made with free-range eggs, poached rhubarb & a hazelnut tuille - $16.00|
I daresay that the dessert I ordered was even better! I'd been tossing up between the chocolate fondant and the pear and frangipane tart, and I'm so glad I ended up choosing the tart - it was so good!
|Spiced pear, fig & frangipane puff pastry tart with a honey glaze & pistachio ice-cream - $15.00|
A big thanks to Chef Zac Poulier for a lovely meal!
Sarah and Sandra dined as guests of Stillwater at Crittenden and Mornington Peninsula Tourism.
This is the third post from my 2012 Mornington Peninsula Trip series.