Ten Minutes By Tractor – Degustation

Barely two minutes after I had published my last post about TMBT – the lovely iMac asked me: When are we going?  She knows a good restaurant that girl!!  She was so keen to get down there, that she even offered to drive.  So, we made the booking and headed down one bright and brisk Saturday.  The wonderful thing about the Mornington Peninsula – even though we managed to get a little bit lost (not much, just a bit) – it only took us an hour and 10 minutes to get there.  You have to love that!

We decided on the seasonal degustation – it was our chance to try everything.  Yet again – I have a bit of a confession.  We enjoyed this amazing meal a few months ago – so I’m going to let the pictures do a lot of the talking (unusual for me).

The amazing bread

Served with French butter, pink salt, and tractor oil

Amuse Bouche: Ocean trout, quinoa, salmon roe

Sweet Corn: sweet corn velouté, silken tofu, witlof, rosemary oil, roasted corn kernels
Wine match: 2006 Dr Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese (Mosel)

I have to mention this corn velouté – it was amazing, so gorgeous and sweet. 

Mushrooms: mushroom panna cotta, pickled mushrooms, amaranth, celeriac, curried cauliflower, parsley
Wine match: 2007 Dr Max Richter Mülheimer Sonnenlay Riesling Auslese (Mosel)

Hapuka: parmesan crusted hapuka, cauliflower, baby leeks, mushrooms, chardonnay and chive sauce.
2010 Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Chardonnay (Burgundy)

Scallops: Beetroot infused scallops, Jerusalem artichoke, squid ink aioli
Wine match: 2010 Farr Rising Chardonnay (Geelong)

Wallaby: Flinders Island Wallaby, Brussels sprouts, golden beetroots, dried fig jus
Wine match: 2010 Girlan Pinot Bianco (Süditirol / Alto Adige)

Sorbet cleanser & Dessert – Pear: mock orchard pears, pear cannoli, yoghut, ginger and Champagne jelly, popcorn ice cream.
Wine match: Moric Blaufränkisch (Burgenland)

Finishing with Petit Fours and Peppermint Tea

Once again, TMBT delivered a stunning and amazing meal – it was so great, we’re asking ourselves: When can we go back again?  All the dishes were worthy of a dining nirvana tag – and many times throughout the meal, we both just sat there exclaiming how we thought we were in heaven. This is regional food done with all the finesse and gorgeousness of any CBD two hatted restaurant.  Just go – you can thank me later.

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