We arrived a little earlier than planned so we walked down a block to Gerald’s Bar for a quick pre-dinner wine. We enjoyed a really lovely savoury Italian red but I was still thawing out when we chose that I can’t for the life of me remember what it was.
We arrived at La Luna at 6pm. Any bookings before 7pm are required to finish their meals by 8.15pm, luckily for us we pretty much finished right on the dot. I should also mention that even though we pushed our booking right to the 8.15pm deadline, not once were we neither made to feel rushed nor were we reminded of the deadline.
I apologise now for the quality of the photos. The lighting was dim and I do not like to draw attention to myself by using the flash.
We ordered a bottle of the 2012 Fletcher Nebbiolo (King Valley, Pyrenees, Yarra Valley) and began with a few oysters from Batemans Bay, NSW served with a red wine vinaigrette. The oysters were quite small but were freshly shucked, with no grit and plenty of its natural juices. We would have loved to order more but at $4.15 per oyster we decided to enjoy something else for entrée. We like variety!
|Oysters, Batemans Bay NSW|
|House cured small goods|
|Roast pork with crackling, carrots, apples, onions and walnuts|
The fillet mignon, dry aged for 8 weeks was cooked to perfection. Wrapped in smoky bacon the fillet was tender and the aging was evident in the taste. It’s been a while since I have had a steak of this quality, Adrian Richardson really does know his meat! The garlic butter swiss brown mushrooms had a good balance between the earthiness of the mushrooms, the butter and the garlic and a freshness added with some chopped parsley.
|200gm Fillet mignon|
|Chocolate chip cookie, malt marshmallow & vanilla milkshake|
We will be back, maybe in summer with the change of seasonal produce and menu! Great dinner, highly recommend.