Foodsaurus is finally back from an extended break. I hope you are enjoying 2014 so far! To be honest, I haven’t been eating out much since mid-December when I took the plunge and invested in a Thermomix, an awesome kitchen gadget that has made home cooking quick, easy and fun.
Since I still have a few Hunter Valley posts from last year, thought I’d start off with this post on Muse Kitchen, sister of the hatted Muse Restaurant in the Hunter. Muse Restaurant was closed for a private function on our last day so we drove to Muse Kitchen which is located at the beautiful Keith Tulloch’s winery for lunch.
Muse Kitchen is a small restaurant with an intimate ambience to it. We arrived at midday, when the doors were opened and good thing we got there early as the restaurant was packed within half an hour by people who had made reservations.
We started our lunch with Organic Ciabatta with caramelised onion and aged balsamic ($12) I love eating warm bread dipped in locally made olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s a must to visit and purchase a few bottles of olive oil when you’re in the Hunter!
For mains, I ordered Milly Hill Lamb Sausage Orrechetti Pasta with Binnorie goats cheese, grape tomato, eggplant and lemon ($35) I am normally not a big fan of lamb, nor do I normally order goats cheese but I wanted to give this a try and I’m glad I did.
Peter ordered the Pan Fried Market Fish with braised fennel, blood orange, caper and raisin butter ($36) I must say I don’t remember what the fish of the day was but I remember the dish being too citrusy from the blood orange.
And finally, we ordered dessert. Lemon Curd Stuffed Profiteroles with passion fruit, caramelised white chocolate sauce and pistachio crumble ($14). This dessert was probably the highlight of all the meals during our trip, it was simply amazing.
Keith Tulloch Winery, Lot 17 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320