Tasting menu Available
Entrees: $18 – $25
Mains: $25 – $30
Desserts: Are available but we didn’t order them.
Corkage: $9 a throw. Very nice wine list, so don’t brining your own.
Well, last night I had the chance to take fine young lass out to dinner at Dijon, which is situated on 29 West Row (Two doors down from The Muddle Bar). WE arrived a wee bit early for our quater to eight booking, and the restaurant was surprisingly empty for a night before public service pay week. We were situated right near the large windows which seem to be a standard feature of all the West Row premises, and were subsequently blown away by what was on offer on the menu. There was even a complimentary home made bread with butter infused with truffles and shitake mushrooms whilst you considered all that was on offer.
The entrÃ©e’s were a gastronomical excursion into Asian influences for Modern Australian cuisine. However, and thankfully they leave very little for vegetarians, who really ought eat the grass in the park over the road for all I care. Seeing it was a special night, we decided to share the lamb loin with scallops, on bed of red capsicum, eggplant and some sort of wasabi and herb jus. That was very nice, and it washed well with a couple of Stellas.
Speaking of Grog at this point the wine list is incredible, they have quite a nice variety of middle of the road to top end (but not overly expensive) Australian wines, all of the better ends of the recent vintages. Unfortunately the wonderful girl was a bit crook, and had more drugs in her than Snoop Dog at the Amsterdam Airport, so wine was off the list for us, but I got to have beer, and lots of it, god bless her.
The mains, again, much akin to the entrÃ©e’s are quite varied. There were definitely some very nice blending of tastes, textures and influences and it made choosing your feed an absolute bastard. In the end, we went for the Rib eye fillet with the usual bed of mash, with wasabi and mustard sauce, and Pork Belly in a red wine jus. These two were incredibly tasty, and the meat melted in your mouth. It was fantastic. There are sides available with the usual assortment of vegetables, breads etc.
The service considering ti was quiet was very good, the food was produced quickly, and there the timing between entrÃ©e’s and mains couldn’t be better. The folks also make a deadly espresso. So all round it was a great evening, and has great potential if your keen to pull.