The Winey Cow, Mornington5/29/2016 10:59:00 PM
|The Winey Cow|
A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely spa day in Frankston (redeeming a voucher that some of my favourite food blogger friends had given me for my birthday last year!), and I thought we should take advantage of being down that way and have lunch in nearby Mornington.
You know, despite my love for the Mornington Peninsula region, I'd never actually spent any time in the town of Mornington itself! Main street in Mornington has a lot of nice cafes and shops - it's definitely a nice spot to spend an afternoon. Our initial plan was to get green juices at Store Fifteen, but it turned out to be a super cold and windy day, and we thought something a little heartier was in order. And that's how we ended up at The Winey Cow...
The Winey Cow
39A Main St
Mornington, VIC 3931
Ph: (03) 5976-4018
The Winey Cow is a bright and airy cafe and wine bar on the main drag of Mornington. The Saturday we were there it was very busy, and it seems to attract a very well-heeled clientele - I felt a little out of place in my sloppy jeans and tee-shirt, with greasy hair from the massage!
|The Winey Cow|
|White Peony tea - $4|
Sandra enjoyed her white peony tea (which I understand is a white tea from Fujian province in China), and I thought the little tea timer that came with it was a nice touch.
|Rooibos latte - $5|
I eschewed my usual coffee and tried a Rooibos latte. I often drink rooibos at home, but had never tried it in a latte. This was really nice - not overly sweetened and with a prominent tea flavour.
|The Winey Cow - BBQ spiced pulled beef, sweet pepper and onion relish, Swiss cheese, brioche roll, chipotle mayo, rocket, pickled zucchini with wedges and jalapeño sour cream - $24|
Looking at the other tables, "The Winey Cow" is one of the most popular dishes at The Winey Cow, and I can see why! This is a brioche bun burger filled with tender spiced pulled beef and lots of other deliciousness, like chipotle mayo, Swiss cheese, pickled zucchini and more! Side note: this was Sandra's lunch, but I stole a couple of those wedges, and they were gooood.
|3 Little Pigs - Black pudding & bacon risotto croquette, Serrano jamon, grilled smoked pork neck bacon, local asparagus, two poached eggs, lemon mayonnaise and toast - $22|
I couldn't resist the 3 Little Pigs - four types of pork in the one dish! There was a crisp and creamy black pudding and bacon risotto croquette, a thick slice of grilled smoked pork neck bacon, and some jamon serrano, served with two poached eggs, lemon mayo and some healthy (hah) salad and asparagus. It was a real indulgence, and so delicious!
The Winey Cow was a great find - friendly service, a good range of drinks and great brunch dishes. Definitely recommend this one if you are down in Mornington!