Monday, May 11, 2009

Wildflower - Canterbury

Name: Wildflower

Address:1 Theatre Pl
Canterbury 3126 VIC
Phone: (03) 9888 6662

Food: ModOz
Average price: Entree - $18, Main - $36, Dessert - $15.

Complimentary: 2 slices of lemon sage bread with butter. The bread was really soapy.

We ordered:

Entrees: Pont Le Veque tart with caramelised balsamic shallots (this originally included bacon and prosciutto) - $18.50

Lovely tart, although the phyllo base was slightly overdone. The sweet, tart shallots balanced the salty cheese well. Light but tasty.

Salt and pepper chips - $7.50

These were cooked perfectly, Ryan found the seasoning to be too lemon-y but I enjoyed it.

Mains: Venison with red cabbage - $36

Ryan really loved this, the venison was tender.

Barramundi, red capsicum, parsley salad - $36

The fish was cooked well, but overall I felt this dish was quite heavy and salted - I could not manage to eat all of it and found it overwhelming after a few bites. It needed something to cut through the heavy oiliness.

Desserts: You choose any 3 you wish for $15.

Kaffir Lime pannacotta, malted ice cream, chocolate tart - $15.

The pannacotta had a great wobble but once it was on the spoon it seemed to instantly liquefy. The kaffir lime was also a little too overwhelming.

The malted ice cream tasted like malteasers but was fairly average.

The chocolate tart was extremely bitter and the pastry base was undercooked.

Bombe Alaska, soft centre chocolate pudding, creme brulee - $15.

The meringue on the bombe alsaka was softer than a marshmallow and a little too sweet. The ice cream lacked flavour whilst the sponge base tasted stale.

The creme brulee was ok, much more like a vanilla custard, very thick and a little grainy.

Ryan devoured the chocolate pudding, whilst it had a lovely gooey centre I felt overall it tasted like cheap baking cocoa powder.

Cost: $128 for 1 entrees, 1 side, 2 mains, 2 desserts.

Service: Good. Our water was always topped up and the waiters were great. However there was a large wait for the mains and dessert

Atmosphere: Good. We sat upstairs which had a window view to the courtyard below - seating is well spaced and the style is modern.

Parking: Ample street parking on Mailing, there are also adjacent free carparks.

Website: None.

Hours: Tue-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Sun 9am-2pm

Would I return: No - not memorable enough to warrant a return.

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