Cafe Enzo – Hunter Valley

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I recently went to the Hunter Valley in regional New South Wales for a holiday with Peter, this was my first time visiting this amazing area only 2 hours north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is filled with breathtaking views and Aussie wildlife can be seen at your doorstep. With over 150 wineries, the region is best known for its wines and vineyards. So even though I am not much of a drinker, we joined a wine tour and visited multiple cellar doors to sample their wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Where there is wine, you’ll also find good food. So over the next few posts, I’ll write about the restaurants and cafes we visited during our short stay.

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After driving from Sydney we stopped by at Cafe Enzo for a late lunch. Cafe Enzo is located in a Tuscan-inspired village inside a sandstone building with a landscaped courtyard.

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I ordered a Duck Hazelnut Asparagus Terrine wrapped in prosciutto, char grilled with a white rum and peach jam with braised radicchio ($25). To be honest, I didn’t like it… it might be because I’m not used to eating terrines, but the flavour of the duck was too gamey for my tastebuds.

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Peter ordered a Wagyu Beef Burger with grilled Binnorie black wax cheddar, iceberg lettuce, tomato, house pickled beetroot, onion jam & fries with aioli ($24.50). This burger had a good flavour to it, I especially liked the cheddar cheese used.

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The girl on the table next to us ordered two Iced Chai + Honey ($7?) so I thought I’d give it a try too. The ice cream, chai, honey, cinnamon and milk drink was very refreshing. And yes they served it with a kids book as a coaster 🙂

Cafe Enzo also has an extensive breakfast menu and they use Campos coffee, so you know where to go if you’re ever craving a Campos in the Hunter…

*Foodsaurus

Cafe Enzo

1 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
(02) 4998 7233
http://enzohuntervalley.com.au

Cafe Enzo on Urbanspoon

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4 thoughts on “Cafe Enzo – Hunter Valley

  1. That wagyu beef burger looks good! Especially since I just got back from Japan and the burgers there were NOT good at all. Kinda ironic since they’re known for having some of the best beef in the world. Sorry to hear the duck wasn’t that great.

      • No, I haven’t tried it yet! It’s still not being sold at any restaurant in the Los Angeles area. I was hoping to try it at the Ramen Festival during the summer but the wait was over 2 hours and they sold out in a flash. Have you had it yet?

      • Ohhh I haven’t tried it either! I think they had it at the Noodle Markets during Good Food Month, but I’ve had a busy month so didn’t get a chance to go. Looks good though!

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