Carlaminda Wines Bistro + Cellar Door

Welcome to our Bistro and Cellar door sales. We are open on weekends from 11am to 4pm (long weekends as well).

We will open during the week for groups.

Set amid the rolling hills and vineyards of the lush Ferguson Valley, Carlaminda Wines Bistro is proud to offer an authentic “French country cuisine” for a very different experience. It might be the smallest French restaurant in Australia, but our Bistro has acquired a solid reputation for offering guests a truly pleasant and unforgettable experience.

The menu includes favourite classics from onion soup to salade niçoise, from daube de boeuf aux olives to salmon à l’Alsacienne, freshly baked baguettes, coupled with a superb range of desserts ranging from crème brûlée to crèpe Suzette and sets the scene for a perfect place to relax and unwind.

Menu  $ 70.-

Before your meal, you can taste our wines and enjoy our well known olive cake. Our specials of the week are on the board. Our $ 70.- menu is a very well served four course menu, but you can also order everything separately if you do not wish a four course menu.

Appetizer:

Bisque de champignons avec un croustillant au parmesan $ 7.-

Mushroom bisque with a parmesan crisp

Entrées

Croustade avec citrouille, noix et chèvre $18.-

Crusty baguette with pumpkin, caramelised nuts and goat cheese

Or

Escargots à l’Alsacienne $ 18.-

Snails in garlic butter sauce, as we make them in Alsace with fresh baguette

Or

Rillettes de porc avec cornichons et baguette $ 18.-

Pork rillettes (rillettes are a kind of pull apart pate, they are sold at every charcuterie or French market) served with gherkins and baguette

Or

Tarte Tatin au filet de canard fumé $ 18.-

A savoury tarte tatin with apples and smoked duck

Mains

Confit de canard à l’orange et au gingembre, purée de pommes de terre et chou rouge  à l’aigre douce $38.-

Duck comfit with a reduced orange and ginger sauce, Paris mash with sweet and sour red cabbage

Or

Boeuf bourguignon $ 34.-

“Beef bourguignon”, a very well-known French specialty. This is the Paul Bocuse recipe. Served with tagliatelles.

Or

Tajine d’agneau aux abricots et couscous aux amandes $ 34.-

Tajine comes originally from Northern Africa but has become part of the French culture as those countries were colonised by France. Our tajine is a lovely, fragrant stew made with lamb leg meat, apricots and almonds. Served with couscous.

 Or

Choucroute de la mer $ 36.-

This is an Alsatian specialty, a complex French recipe which requires preparation and cooking of a variety of elements, including several types of fish and seafood, plus pickled cabbage (sauerkraut).

Desserts

Crème brûlée  Haut Koenigsbourg aux fruits de la passion $ 14.-

Crème brûlée Haut Koenigsbourg with passion fruit. You will enjoy the contrast of the astringency of the passion fruit in the cool smooth cream against the burnt caramelised sugar crust, served with crème fraiche and Two Cows ice cream

Or

Sorbet au Grand Marnier ou à la poire $ 15.-

Mango sorbet in a bath of Grand Marnier or Williams Pear for an easy and comfortable digestion. Very refreshing.

Or

Fondant au chocolat $ 14.-

Chocolate fondant with cream and Two Cows ice cream

Or

Dessert du jour $ 14.-

Dessert of the day, please ask waitress.

Extras

Assiette de fromages $ 24.-

Cheese platter

Baguette avec du beurre $  6.-

Fresh baguette with French butter

 Salade mixte $ 8.-

Mixed salad

 

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