Vine Double Bay dining room and bar offers a contemporary menu with a French twist, with dishes designed to be shared.
We started the night off with some of Vines famous cocktails
The Vine $19
Vine’s signature cocktail, a refreshing blend of Tanqueray gin, St Germaine elderflower, Lime, mint, Prosecco float. Served up all classy!
Hey, if the doctor says penicillin is good for me, who am I to question? A healthy mix of Johnnie Walker Black, Lagavulin 16yo, Lemon, Honey and Fresh Ginger served short.
Oysters $4.5 each
As you may know we can’t pass up an offer of oysters, and these Sydney Rock Oysters with a zingy mignonette hit the spot.
Beef Tartare $20
A masterpiece of hand cut black angus, beef jerky, and cured egg yolk. The beef was tender and fresh and becomes so rich when mixed with the creamy egg yolk. The scattering of capers throughout, gave this dish a pleasant salty flavour to cut the richness of the yolk.
Thick slabs of fatty smoked duck breast is lavishly plated on top of a decadent foie gras mousse. Then decorated with a scattering of strong contrasting flavours of celery leaves and mandarin. My favourite part was the delicate shavings of raw chestnuts, adding a crunchy and nutty flavour to the dish.
I think venison is a very underrated meat. And for all you people sitting there thinking “How could you eat Bambi?!?” I’ll tell you how. Rare with pureed potato, beetroot, and blackberries. Mmm Mmm, Delicious!
Assiette Mignardes $32
And finally, the piece de resistance! An outstanding dessert board full of sweet goodies like chocolate cake with salted caramel gelato, fig sorbet, creme caramel, meringue pops, mini profiteroles, macrons and peanut butter and jelly truffles. And yes, we demolished the whole thing.
Vine Double Bay Dining Room & Bar
2 Short Street
Double Bay, NSW 2028
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest