Persimmon moi…

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Dining, Events, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Persimmon moi…

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My most recent foray into the MFWF 2012 was to visit Persimmon at the NGV over the weekend. The gang and I booked online a few weeks ago to partake in the $35 express lunch and while none of us were familiar with the restaurant the location, price and reviews all seemed perfect.

Persimmon

 

Persimmon

Persimmon is located at the rear of the NGV overlooking a water feature and some lovely gardens. Dee and I arrived first and were promptly seated at surprisingly comfy bench seats in the bustling restaurant.

Persimmon

 

It’s a decent sized space and feels very open with low seating and tall windows filling three sides of the venue. We were offered the wine menu but decided to wait for Locks and HD to arrive.

Persimmon

 

Once the gang was together a selection of yummy bread was dropped off and we were offered our menu featuring a choice of three mains (including a vegetarian) and two desserts. We selected each dish on the menu and the food arrived after an appropriate interval (not too long, but long enough to make you feel it wasn’t microwaved upon your arrival) and everything was DELICIOUS!

Persimmon

 

I went with the cauliflower risotto and it was incredibly tasty. No pumpkin or mushrooms in sight. It was the perfect level of creamy without being too rich or sickening, had curried raises and crispy parsley to add flavors and the cauliflower pieces on top were so good. I loved that they took some initiative with the vegetarian dish and that they confirmed their cheese was animal rennet free. Big thumbs up from me!

 

Persimmon

The others ordered the chicken and salmon and all agreed the dishes were perfectly cooked and well presented. It was a really pleasing surprise. The wine offered with our meals as tasty and I loved that we weren’t rushed as we chatted and ate.

Persimmon

 

 

Our desserts arrived and the chilli chocolate cake with raspberries and pop rocks (cool right?) was heavenly. The pop rocks was a fun addition to the dish and the chilli was a subtle flavor tempered by the sweet fresh strawberries. The Pimms sorbet that Locks had was intresting but nothing on the cake.

Persimmon

We then ordered teas and coffees (I loved this deal) and continued to catch up. It was a lovely lunch and Persimonne has surprisingly taken place on my must re visit restaurant list, a perfect place to dine and then wander the gallery after, as we did.

Persimmon

 
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