Versatile

——-21/12/2012——-

A while ago a friend handed me a flyer to Versatile, a bookings only restaurant out at Gold Creek Village, since then I keep checking their venue booking calendar for a Friday night dinner to only be disappointed (although I do suggest to look into booking before the day before image).

My friend and I have been wanting to come here for a long time and before she moved away, I went to check their booking calendar only to see that they were completely booked out for almost the rest of the year, but my friend rang up and she managed to get a table for two that Friday.

The menu looked inviting having all the favourites including seafood, heavy meats and scrumptious sounding desserts. They have a 1 course ($35.00), 2 course ($50.00) and 3 course ($60.00) option. I don’t need to tell you which option we went with. image

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To start~

Sour dough bread with infused olive oil and garlic and thyme butterLovely warm fresh bread.

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Entree~

Pan seared scallops, sweet garlic puree, and spicy corn salsa. Not much flavour from the scallops themselves, I could mainly taste the puree (which was interesting) and the salsa.

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Braised spiced pork belly with pear puree and apple salsa. Awesome crispy skin with a great refreshing salsa accompaniment.

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Main~

Prosciutto wrapped beef fillet, Paris mash, onion jam, pea puree and jus. A wonderful medium rare steak which went so well with the onion jam. I don’t like peas so I steered clear from the puree (of course I tried it first, but it just reconfirmed to me that I don’t like peas.)

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Chicken roulade stuffed with provolone, garlic and thyme, sweet potato mash and jus. Chicken in thick portions tend to be a little dry but because it was stuffed and covered in jus it didn’t have that problem.

Sides~

Rocket and Parmesan salad

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Beer battered chips with aioli

The sides were awesome and I was surprised that they were included as well.

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Dessert~

Vanilla bean brulee, sour cherries and biscotti. Not the greatest brulee and the sugar was so burnt that I couldn’t eat any of the top, but the sour cherries were a surprisingly great addition.

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White chocolate semi-freddo with passionfruit coulis. Refreshing but not an overly strong white chocolate flavour.

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This is a great establishment with great food, decent prices and attentive staff, I’m surprised that more people haven’t come here.

Venue: Versatile

Address: O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls ACT 2913 (above Adore Tea)

Phone: (02) 6230 9333 

Website: http://www.versatilerestaurant.com.au/

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