This was a last minute decision following a morning at Werribee Zoo. We decided to give the wines a go but were distracted by all the delicious looking food so tried to get a table. We were initially shot down so we stuck with the wine tasting but we persevered and asked again and this time we were lucky!
We started off sharing the flatbread which we all enjoyed. The bread was doughy and the topping flavoursome enough to enhance the bread. A splash more balsamic wouldn't have gone amiss though.
The boys had a salami pizza each and Karly and I ordered the slow braised beef cheeks on creamy mash potato,roasted shallots and cherry tomato. We were expecting whole beef cheeks that could be cut into with a spoon in a stew like braise with lots of juices so we were a little taken aback when the dish came with a cylinder like tower of shredded meat atop the mashed potato.
I was worried it would be too dry but the meat although shredded was moist and tender. The mashed potato was decadently buttery and the shallots added sweetness and the tomato just cut though all that richness. Definitely more successful than it looked,
The pizzas were good too on a crispy and light base with good topping and we all enjoyed sharing the wedges.
We thought this was a well priced lunch - enjoyable and satisfying and exactly what was needed on a Sunday afternoon.