Grazing Express Post

Entrees~ starting top left clockwise (all entrees $17.00)

Smoked Rainbow trout croquette with artichoke, burnt leek and parsley picada.

Pork belly 18hr slow cooked pork belly with braise carrot, soubise, apple and prune. This was by far the best entrée, the sweetness went well with the salt of the seasoned protein and the pork belly itself was cooked very well.

Tuna olive oil rare poached Yellowfin tuna with crisp octopus, chorizo and cauliflower. This was the one I chose, but I didn’t like the texture of the tuna, the octopus tasted to ‘charred’ for me and I found all the components very disjointed from each other.

Asparagus manchego custards with almost crunch, shaved raw asparagus, broccolini and green pea.

Mains~ starting top left clockwise (all mains $33.00)

Ox cheek braised in Pedro Ximenez sherry with glazed heirloom carrots, horseradish and parsnip puree. This was my pick of the mains. It is a heavy comforting style kind of dish and the stickiness of the sauce paired perfectly with the naturally sweet vegetables.

Beetroot and lentil salad roast baby beetroot and fine green lentil salad with goat’s cheese fritter and garden herbs. My friend ordered this entree as a her main meal

Chicken free range chicken breast with bacon marmalade, radish, zucchini and roquette sauce. Is it wrong of me to order a dish based on the fact that it had bacon marmalade? Yes, apparently it was. I didn’t really enjoy my dish despite the chicken being cooked to perfection while being kept moist. The roquette sauce was waaaaay too over powering and the skin was really salty but the vegetables were pure, fresh and simple.

Fish baked ocean trout loin with grains, salsa verde and red wine trout jus.Desserts~ starting top left clockwise (all mains $33.00)

Mousse white and dark chocolate mousse with seasonal berries, garden fruits, almond milk sorbet and toasted milk crumbs.

Caramel salted hazelnut frozen caramel and salted hazelnut with chocolate parfait, chocolate aero and pastry tidbits. A mixture of easy to please kind of dish but I didn’t find anything exciting about this at all.

Orange flourless orange cake with fennel and coffee ‘dukkah’, orange butter and marmalade ice cream. I would have ordered this dessert for the marmalade ice cream itself, it was AMAZING. It was just lucky that every other aspect of this dish was brilliant too.

Tira mi su classic Italian dessert made with rum flavoured Italian cream cheese, espresso granita, fig and chocolate biscotti. The coffee was so intense, we could not finish it and that is coming from me who is a huge tiramisu fan. p.s. Don’t forget to use your Entertainment voucher!


I had been looking forward to travelling out to Collector to try some pies from The Daily Pie Cafe since I keep turning my head ‘exorcism style’ while trying to read the sign on the highway. Finally when I clear my schedule to head out there, I find the restaurant closed which made me really sad.  I drove down to the little information centre and they informed me that the owners decided to place their sole attention on their thriving steel business and just after Christmas decided to shut the cafe down. A girl still has to eat right? So with a craving for pies I headed to Trapper’s bakery in Goulburn.