Loire Valley French Night

Friday 28 April | Tuggeranong

The Loire Valley, known as “the garden of France” is a fertile place where a rich farmland stretches on both sides of the beautiful Loire River.

The Loire Valley dinner takes inspiration from the Jardins du Château de Villandry, probably the most famous vegetable garden in the world. This is a brilliant recreation of the Renaissance gardens engraved in the 16th century by Jacques Androuet de Cerceau.

Set on several levels, the undeniable heart of this famous garden is the vegetable area, with nine squares bordered by standard roses that represent the monks who created the first ornamental kitchen gardens in the Middle Ages, replanted twice a year in a gourmet feast of giant pumpkins, rampant artichokes, peppers and giant cabbages.

Join us for this wonderful night with a six course dinner celebrating the Loire Valley and the surrounding region. Also featuring pianist Ross Clarke who will entertain diners.

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Rillettes de saumon avec pain grillé àl’ombre, baies de câpres et concombre mariné
Salmon rillettes with chargrilled bread, caper berries and pickled cucumber

Citrouille de Marina di Chioggia rôtie avecnoisettes et fromage blanc salé
Roasted Marina di Chioggia pumpkin with hazelnut, and salted cottage cheese

Poitrine de canard servi avec purée de betteravesrôties et sauce de groseilles rouges
Pan fried duck breast, served with roasted beetroot puree and red currant sauce

Tournedos de bœuf avec purée d’artichautde jérusalem,
champignons sautés et jus de casserole

Tournedos of beef with Jerusalem artichoke puree, sautéed mushroom and pan jus

Chèvre servi avec miel de lavande et cracker
Ashed Chevre, served with lavender honey and crackers

Clafoutis à la cerise macérisée avec crème chantilly
Macerated cherry clafoutis with crème chantilly

Friday 28 April
Tuggeranong

Adult $70pp

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