Matt Wilkinson teams up with Mornington Peninsula winery Montalto

Wilkinson's lunch menus will make use of produce from the winery's kitchen garden.
Wilkinson's lunch menus will make use of produce from the winery's kitchen garden. Photo: Supplied

Chef and cookbook author Matt Wilkinson is working with the team at Mornington Peninsula winery restaurant Montalto on a series of boxed weekend lunch menus, which will change weekly.

Wilkinson says it's a return to the style of long Sunday lunches he served at hatted St Kilda restaurant Circa, circa 2009.

The first Montalto x Matt Wilkinson at Home menu features free-range chicken rubbed with roasted garlic and preserved lemon, three salads made with produce from Montalto's large kitchen gardens, house-made bread and estate olives, cheese, and two bottles of Montalto wine. It's $140 for two, with free delivery across Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula.

Matt Wilkinson is consulting for Montalto.
Matt Wilkinson is consulting for Montalto. Photo: Supplied

Pre-orders close Wednesday for delivery on September 26 at montaltovineyard.square.site.

It's been a torrid year for Wilkinson, who lost his new restaurant Crofter in February when the Made Group collapsed.

Calling himself a "friend of Montalto", he's now taking things cautiously but says he'll be working part-time at the Red Hill South winery restaurant until at least December.