- June 19, 2016
Details to follow ...Come join us for a fun drive day with a stop for breakfast or lunch.
We will leave form Artarmon and travel along the old Pacific Highway to Pokolbin for an excellent lunch at the new Hunter Quarter Restaurant at the Cockfighters Ghost Vineyard at 576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin.
The Wolombi road did not suffer any damage during the wild storms and while having a few bumps from time to time the old bad sections have been resealed.
We will stop for comfort and coffee at the Corrugated Cafe near Peats Ridge. ( Caltex station on opposite side).
Then on to Pokolbin for a beautifully located Restaurant overlooking the vines for lunch. The wine tasting room is open at the Cookfighters Ghost Vineyard. The chef searched for a special location to ply his skills and has certainly found a very special facility.
Head chef, Brian Duncan brings a wealth of global and local experience in fine dining to HQ, having worked at the Dorchester Hotel (Three Michelin stars) and Claridges Hotel (One Michelin Star) in the upmarket area of Mayfair in London. Brian was the executive chef at Level 41 and The Establishment, two of Sydney’s premier restaurants. His breadth of experience and exposure to a variety of world cuisines bring a unique and refined quality to his product, and his belief on food is based on simple, fresh, local and seasonal produce.
Good food is about technique, great food about passion.
Attached are their menu.
Freshly shucked pacific oysters with lime and chilli dipping sauce $21/ $36
Seared king prawns, scallop dumplings shellfish broth $28/ $40
House smoked salmon, wasabi yoghurt, radish and sprout salad $26
Porcini mushroom gnocchi, baby spinach, caramelised onions and shaved parmesan $23/ $32
Saltimbocca quail breast, goats curd, zucchini and tomato relish $24
Duck prosciutto with baby leaves, white peach, mari nated fetta and 15-year-old balsamics26
Herb stuffed corn fed chicken breast, baby leeks, shitake mushrooms and polenta cream $32
Seared pink snapper fillet, smoked tomato salsa prawn colcannon $37
Marinated veal cutlet, sage pumpkin tortellini and baby spinach $38
Spice crusted lamb rack, ragout of barley, caramelized onion and slow roasted lamb shoulder $36
Grain fed wagyu beef fillet, paris mash and wild mushrooms $40
Hiramasa kingfish supreme, mussels, tomato and basil broth $36
Peach and raspberry trifle with champagne jelly $20
Brick pastry cone with salted caramel pears and honeycomb cream $20
Vanilla buttermilk tart with mango and passionfruit syrup $20
Chocolate Textures $20
Australian and imported farmhouse cheese with condiments $22
Please let Ken and Catherine know if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers !
Date : 19/06/2016
Time : 8:00 A.M.
Location : Depart from Andrea Motori in Artarmon