I was farewelling a good friend of mine who was just about to embark on a new and exciting journey. In true Emelia style I had to send her off with a delicious meal. We decided on Vitis Eatery because it was a little fancier than the normal week day lunch venue and it was a great place to have a long lunch without any hustle and bustle. I had been there for dinner before, but never for lunch. Boy, was I surprised. The food was amazing.
It was the day that it was snowing in Canberra so we had the novelty of being able to watch the snow falling while we lingered over our long lunch.
We both started with a little appetizer. These were true morsels of happiness.
I had the scallop with avocado and Wasabi and it was a great balance of flavours. This was a great start to the meal.
For our main my fried and I decided to share the special of the menu that day. It was a beautiful spatchcock stuffed with grapes and ancient grains. This was the best spatchcock I have ever eaten. The meat was beautifully moist and the caramelised grapes were so sweet and sour that they complemented the beautiful poultry. It came with a creamy Potato Dauphinoise. It was the perfect accompaniment.
And last but not least the CHEESE!!!! We seriously gorged our selves and absolutely no regrets!!!!! We thought it was strange to have the salad on the side of the cheese board but we just ate around it.