Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Matteo's - Fitzroy - Raymond Capaldi - German

Name: Matteo's

Address: 533 Brunswick St
Fitzroy 3068 VIC
Phone: (03) 9481 1177

Food: ModOz, European, Asian (German for tonight only)
Average price: Entree: $15-$20, Mains: $32-$39, Dessert: $16
Degustation menu: 7 courses, $85
Set menu: 3 courses, $78

We enjoyed ourselves so much the last time that we couldn't resist coming back for the second round of the Extended European Vacation with Raymond Capaldi - tonight's theme was German.

Complimentary: Bread with butter.

We ordered the 3 course set menu ($60 pp - I had vegetarian one) plus one starter and two sides:

Drink: Blackforrest Cocktail - $17

Starter: Warm Kransky sausage, mustard - $8

Entree: Kartoffelsalat - potato terrine, smoked eel, sour cream, rye crumbs

Stephanie really enjoyed this.

Watrercress soup

Peppery and thicker and creamier than last time.

Eisbein - crisp pork knuckle, sauerkraut, pea puree

Stephanie is German so she was expecting a giant piece of meat and was uncertain, but the size was much more manageable than she's had before.

Cheese souffle with beetroot salad

This was yummy. The sweet salty cheese souffle was soft and delicious and played well against the sweet beetroot and fresh salad with tangy buttermilk.

Sides: Mashed Royal blue potatoes - $8

These were thick, smooth and buttery.

Salad Blindhuhn - pear, apple, carot, bacon, green beans, buttermilk

Dessert: Apfeltorte mit Rum - Apple torte with rum soaked currants

Flaky pastry, rum soaked currants, slightly crisp apple and a gorgeous, smooth and sweet custard.

Cost: $161 for 1 starter, 2 entrees, 2 mains, 2 sides and 2 desserts.

Service: Great as always.

Atmosphere: Relaxed. Lovely dark hues, wallpaper accents, feature lighting and fresh flowers give it a polished, refined look.

Parking: Ample. We went on a Tuesday night at 7pm, there was plenty of unlimited parking right in front of the restaurant.

Website: http://www.matteos.com.au/

Hours: Sun-Fri noon-3pm, daily 6pm-10pm

Would I return: No.

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