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Valentine’s Day is next week. How are you celebrating it?
Here’s a list of French places to celebrate the day around Australia.
A pairing of South Australian food and wine with French songs sung by Panaché, Adelaide’s French theatre troupe aboard the Popeye.
French Martini, Southbank will have a 3 course menu for $69 per person with 3 options including a vegetarian one for each course. For the entrées St Jacques, cauliflower soup or chèvre ravioli. For the mains: pork belly, fish or prawns and a vegetarian option. For dessert: Crème Brûlée, a hot chocolate tart or l’Isle Flottant with strawberry marmalade.
French music will be played on the night and a glass of bubbles offered on arrival.
Greenglass is doing 3 courses for $50 each or $60 each with a glass of sparkling wine and an appetiser on arrival. The menu wasn’t available at the time of publication.
Sprout BYO is doing a 3 course dinner with a glass of Moutard Champagne Brut and a box of macarons for $95 per person.
Spanner Crab panna Cotta with Avocado Guacamole & Lemon Myrtle OR
Tasmanian Fresh Oyster with Apple Vinegar Shallot OR
Terrine Foie gras & Smoked Ham terrine with Homemade Chutney & Brioche
Grilled Lamb Rump with Green Pepper Creamy Sauce with Dauphinois Potatoes OR
Slow Cook Duck Confit with Orange & armagnac Sauce et mashed potatoes OR
Crust Barramundi with Lemon & Lime Syrup
White Chocolate & coconut Raffaello, Raspberry Coulis & Vanilla Ice Cream OR
Bourbon vanilla Crème Brulée, Mango Sorbet & Macaron OR
Vintage Cheddar, Brie de Meaux & Gorgonzola, Biscuit and Walnut & Fig Jam
The French Bistrot will be open but we were able to find out if they were doing a special menu before the time of publishing. You must reserve by telephone: (07)3844 4065.
The French Brasserie will have a 3 course menu for $95 per person with a Kir Royale on arrival but also a 7 course dégustation for $150 per person. Vegetarians haven’t been forgotten either. You can also add matching wines for $50. Reservations a must.
Le Petit Gâteau are doing a special cake for the occasion made of lychee, white rum and coconut. Pre-orders by telephone: (03) 9944 8893.
Petite Mort is putting together a dégustation menu for $150 with roses and sparkling wine. The details of the menu weren’t available at the time of publication.
Restaurant l’Hermitage Claremont will be doing 2 courses for $45 each or 3 courses for $55 each. Matching wines from $20 per person. Menu details were not available at the time of publication.
The Bistrot Café will offer a glass of champagne and chocolate strawberries with each meal. Their usual menu will be available.
Felix – is doing a 4 course menu with a glass of champagne for $150 per person. The menu was not available at the time of publication.
Ganache Patisserie will be making 2 special cakes for the day and heart-shaped macarons with Ganache. Prices were not available at the time of publication.
Le Petit Flot – $165 per couple including a bottle of wine:
Starter: Baguette with our Special Pesto Butter
Entree to share: Prawn & Avocado Salad, Carrot Vinaigrette, Tobiko, Nori & Wagyu Tartare, Soft Eggs & Anchovy Toast
Mains: Braised Beef Cheeks with Carrot Puree and Red Wine & Miso OU
Pan Seared Mt Cook Saiko Salmon Belly
Dessert to share: Crème brûlée, & Chocolate Fondant, Caramelized Banana, Berry Coulis with Vanilla Ice Cream
Le Trader – is doing 5 courses for $95 per person:
- Scallop & squid with squid ink puree and soy vinaigrette
- Mushrooms & enoki chips with white béchamel sauce & rice
- Grilled salmon, green prawn, mussels & scallop tortellini with rouille & saffron foam
- Roasted duck breast, beetroot puree, fig & brie wrapped in prosciutto with red wine fig jus
- Chocolate fondant & chou ice cream with strawberry puree.