Wednesday, March 17, 2010

La Luna Bistro - Food & Wine Festival

I wanted to put this mini-post up toot-sweet for Melbourne readers in particular.

As you probably know the Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at the moment. The Coldstream Hills Restaurant Express brings you loads of top restaurants serving up $35 lunches. You get two courses and a glass of Victorian vino, which, when you see the list of participating establishments, is an absolute bargain!

There are 6 days to go and many of the restaurants are not booked out, so why not go and try somewhere special for a fraction of what it would normally cost to dine there?

I had lunch at Adrian Richardson's La Luna Bistro today. It was nothing short of spectacular and worth every penny of my $35. I had gnocchi that was simply heaven, the little potato pillows melted in my mouth, covered in a creamy mushroom sauce and had me wishing for a bottomless plate.
Mr Tea enjoyed some beautiful pork sausages on a bed of mash, covered in gravy and spicy tomato relish. Not a drop of oil could be seen on the plate afterward, the sign of a truly great saussie.

Our desserts were also gorgeous, the crack of the creme brulee, served in an espresso cup, could have been heard from the other side of Rathdowne Street and the vanilla bean panacotta and saffron poached pears were sweet and smooth.

The service at La Luna Bistro is also fabulous, the waiters are efficient, friendly and hilarious, making it a very relaxed place to enjoy a meal. I will be going back for dinner very soon me thinks.

Get your skates on and get out there to make the most of these lunches Melbournians!
Now you'll have to excuse me while I head off to the Hawkers Market...stay tuned.



Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Oh this all looks delicious! I have a sweet tooth so the dessert looks yum!

What's For Tea? said...

It was an absolutely cracker lunch and a bargain to boot!

Thanks for stopping by Samantha :)

Belowen said...

Goodness, that creme brulee looks AMAZING.

What's For Tea? said...

Hello Belowen!

That little cup of brulee goodness was exceptional! And just the right size.

Thanks for stopping by :)

JRC said...

Just had the $35 lunch there today. Very different experience from yours. What a disappointment! Different selections from yours (different sausages and 'sticky' beef ribs). Dry, not v tasty, v small portions. And efficient but v offhand service.

What's For Tea? said...

Oh no JRC! I'm sorry to hear you didn't have as enjoyable experience as we did :(

Jetsetting Joyce (MEL: HOT OR NOT) said...

I've never been to La Luna and your post has completely encouraged me to go. The gnocchi in particular sounded fab.

Jetsetting Joyce

What's For Tea? said...


I hope you have a great time like we did! Sounds like JRC above didn't which is a shame :(

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