I tagged along to the launch of Buvette‘s Petit Feast as a guest of fellow blogger The Food Avenue (go check out her awesome site here). I had been to Buvette before and didn’t love their dinner but after reading FoodPornJournal’s blog (see her dinner experience here), I saw that within a few months there were stark differences between our visits and I was excited to give Buvette another chance.
We were quickly seated and asked what we wanted for drinks. There was complimentary rosé on arrival but the waitress said I could substitute it for a soft drink or a juice so I chose an apple juice. They also offer mimosas which are bottomless sparkling and orange juice topped up all afternoon for only $15.00 per person.
Petit Feast includes one glass of rosé on arrival ($65.00 pp). The Petit Feast is anything but petite. For me, it was essentially a unisex high tea served on slates that encourages all day grazing. The feast is served in two ‘courses’, starting off with savoury and then followed by sweets.
Chef’s selection of charcuterie, duck liver parfait, oysters, quiches, mini sandwiches, olives and cheese. I was impressed with the serving size. We each got a plate with two finger sandwiches, a vegetarian quiche, a delicious slice of marinated eggplant, a natural oyster, a medley of marinated olives, two wedges of cheese and a hot beef pie. And that was just the beginning. We then were given the most delicious bread and butter to share (even though I was full at the end, I was still tempted to order more bread and butter) as well as a charcuterie board consisting of salami, lavosh bread, prosciutto, rillettes and a duck liver parfait. Although I pretty much loved everything and finished all my cheese, my favourite shout outs would have to be: the eggplant (it looks simple but the flavours were oh so good), the cheese, the humble bread and butter, the salami, the proscuitto and I surprisingly didn’t mind the duck liver parfait. Mini tartlets, profiteroles, tiramisu, friands and macarons. Half way through our savoury, the slate of sweets arrive at our table and we are blown away. Not only was it visually stunning, it was BIG! There was one of everything for the both of us, which meant that Miss Avenue didn’t have to miss out. 😉 There was tiramisu, a profiterole, chocolate brownie, pistachio and raspberry friands, lemon meringue tartlet, a chocolate macaron and a very decadent chocolate tart topped with salted caramel popcorn (I couldn’t finish it all because it was so rich). My absolute favourites would include the tiramisu, lemon meringue tartlet and the moist friands.I loved that the sweets came out half way through the savoury course because it meant that I could flick back and forth between the two and I usually like ending on savoury. Seriously, even though it is technically not a ‘high tea’, it has got to be one of the best high tea like objects in Canberra (and I’ve eaten a wide range). This all day grazing style food in addition to fabulous company really makes for a great day. I would happily encourage everyone to go and try it out for yourselves. I know I’ll be going back.
Event: Petit Feast every Saturdays between 11:30am – 2:30am
$65.00 per person
Address: 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT
15 thoughts on “Petit Feast – Buvette”
I so have to go to this!!! Sounds like it needs a good chunk of time to savour!
Most people left within two hours, if you go with great company you can stay there for 4.5 hours like I did hahaha
I loved the eggplant, it was the best on my plate! It was so nice to see you again, we should go on a good hop together!
Let me know when you come back from China 😀 I would love to catch up
I love this sort of nibbly feast. 🙂
It is definitely the best kind!
Oh I am just drooling with envy. Looks wonderful. What a feast! Definitely not petite at all.
This looks fantastic. I think it would be my entire meal for the day. I agree with you not to Petite. I like the variety and that it is lots of tastes of different things.
Glad you gave it another shot, everything looks great. Restaurants do need time at first.
Yes. I’m glad I went back. I hope to go for dinner too
Sounds like the perfect place to visit on an empty stomach. Everything you described and showed looks incredible. Nice idea to bring the sweets before completing the savory. Like you, I enjoy switching back and forth. Thanks for sharing your delicious experience.
Hahaha yes an empty stomach is recommended. I’m glad other people enjoy flicking back and forth also
The first thing I have to say is, I am soooo jealous that you know TheFoodAvenue!! The second thing that I have to say is yummy! This place looks great. I love tasting menus, I want to really experience what the restaurant has to offer if I go.
She is awesome. I am very lucky to know her. I love variety and this definitely had lots of that
Best gig in the world being The Food Avenues +1, it looks outta this world delicious, loving the bottomless mimosa too. 🙂 I went with some mates for brekki early on, wasn’t hugely impressed that they only offered buffet, but the blog reviews seem across the board pretty fantastic.