Vue de Monde Smoked Salmon AUD18 per kg - Jones The Grocer, Chadstone
The Wagyu Beef Pie looked and smelt the part when it arrived, and tasted pretty good. Still, Wagyu is typically eaten for the marbled fat in the meat which should make it moist, which this, while meltingly tender was not. In fact, it was a little dry. I would have prefered some more gravy.
Since there were three of us, we decided to go for the AUD25 lunch special with entree, main and dessert. The Chicken and Chorizo Terrine was a good starter with moist chunks of lean chicken and hunks of chorizo wrapped a good slightly smoked bacon. The best part was the pockets of savoury jelly outside.
The duck leg confit was a good duck and not too salty, but again, a bit dry. The kipfler potato salad was nice, but I would have prefered then warm with a drizzle of fruity olive oil and garlic.
Once the savouries were out of the way, there was a 10 minute wait while the kitchen prepared our chocolate fondant. This was worth waiting for! Rich chocolate sponge oozing with a chocolate "sauce" from the centre served with a smooth vanilla bean ice cream.
We also had a couple of slices of the Vue de Monde smoked salmon. Nice and fresh and very moist, but not much smokiness.
I think we'll be back for more... perhaps the Wagyu burger with olive oil fries next time!
Jones the Grocer, Chadstone
Shop F032 Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chadstone VIC 3148