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The Adventures Of The Griswalds

Dinner at Vue de monde

February 02, 2015

Tonight we went to Vue de monde for dinner. Our last visit to Vue de monde was for Andrea's birthday back in 2010. Since then, the restaurant had moved to its new home in the Rialto building and we had been looking forward for some time to going there again.

We are lucky enough to have eaten at a lot of great restaurants and, as a consequence of this, it can be hard to find a restaurant that impresses us. But Vue de monde did not disappoint at all. We sat at the chef's table, right next to the kitchen. We had a great view of the kitchen and a fantastic view over Melbourne.

After an incredible meal lasting over 6 hours, we headed home. We had planned this meal as a celebration of both Matt's and Andrea's birthdays, a celebration of Matt's, Christie's, and Tim's graduations, and an opportunity to all go out together before Christie heads off to Paris on Wednesday. It was a wonderful night that we all thoroughly enjoyed.

Potato crisps.
Potato crisps.
Truffle marshmallow.
Truffle marshmallow.
Tea tree smoked salmon pearls.
Tea tree smoked salmon pearls.
Sashimi.
Sashimi.
Chicken foot!
Chicken foot!
Seafood biscuits.
Seafood biscuits.
Herbs in apple wrap.
Herbs in apple wrap.
Potato, watercress, fennel.
Potato, watercress, fennel.
Barramundi, potato, chicken, caviar.
Barramundi, potato, chicken, caviar.
Quail, pear, chestnut.
Quail, pear, chestnut.
Flinders Island lamb.
Flinders Island lamb.
Blackmore Wagyu being cooked at the table.
Blackmore Wagyu being cooked at the table.
Blackmore Wagyu, onions, mustard greens.
Blackmore Wagyu, onions, mustard greens.
Dry ice with mixed herbs in preparation for cucumber, wood sorel.
Dry ice with mixed herbs in preparation for cucumber, wood sorel.
Cucumber, wood sorrel.
Cucumber, wood sorrel.
Butter was hand-made in a vintage Miele butter churn.
Butter was hand-made in a vintage Miele butter churn.
Marron, brown butter, lemon.
Marron, brown butter, lemon.
Kingfish, kale, buttermilk.
Kingfish, kale, buttermilk.
Corn, parsons nose, caviar.
Corn, parsons nose, caviar.
Strawberry, rhubarb, mint.
Strawberry, rhubarb, mint.
Goats milk, blueberries, fennel.
Goats milk, blueberries, fennel.
The kitchen.
The kitchen.
Chocolate souffle.
Chocolate souffle.
The cheese trolley!
The cheese trolley!
Assortment of cheeses, bread, jams.
Assortment of cheeses, bread, jams.
Andrea and Christie.
Andrea and Christie.
Tim, Christie, and Matt.
Tim, Christie, and Matt.
Petit-fours.
Petit-fours.
Happy birthday lamingtons for Andrea and Matt!
Happy birthday lamingtons for Andrea and Matt!
Keith and Andrea.
Keith and Andrea.
Keith, Christie, Andea, Matt, and Tim.
Keith, Christie, Andea, Matt, and Tim.