18 Kangaloon Road Bowral, New South Wales 2576
|Opening hours||B Sat-Sun; L Fri-Mon; D Daily|
|Features||Accepts bookings, Accommodation, Bar, Degustation, Events, Family friendly, Gluten-free options, Licensed, Long lunch, Open fire, Outdoor seating, Private dining, Views, Wheelchair access|
|Prices||Expensive (mains over $40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||02 4862 2005|
Wide green lawns with geese running amok, expansive kitchen gardens, a duck pond and an outdoor terrace surround an ultra-modern dining room (love the central tree branch decoration) and fire-side tapas section. Add a commitment to local produce, painstakingly artistic chefs (watch them at work), attentive service and food that is visual and textural poetry on the plate. A snack of salty salmon jerky prepares the palate for cured kingfish, bright green puddles of pureed cabbage, creamy celery and fresh peas. Smoked rye crumbs add crunch to a just-set egg yolk that breaks over a thin sheet of silky pasta, sheep's milk curd and white asparagus. Rare-cooked Burrawang duck is perfectly balanced by dried pear skin, white raisins and dobs of pureed cauliflower. The curtain falls with seasonal stone fruit strewn with rose petals from Mum's garden (that would be the chef's mum), bee pollen, camomile, peach sorbet and sweet, crunchy 'snow'.