I was recently invited to The Village in Potts Point to taste their new Ladies Lunch package, it was a pleasure to attend this event with my mum.
Upon entering The Village, we were greeted by a friendly waitress who led us to our table in the open and relaxing dining area which overlooked the courtyard and bar. Once seated, we were offered a glass of bubbly and two small plates of olives and mixed nuts to share.
For the entrée we were served a platter to share. This platter included Salt & Pepper Calamari with parmesan aioli and fresh lemon, Sweet Corn & Basil Cappuccino with tempura cauliflower, Rocket, Pear & Parmesan Salad with lemon oregano vinaigrette and Butternut Pumpkin Arancini with buffalo mozzarella & fresh basil.
The shared platter was a wonderful way to start our three-course meal! The cappuccino soup was sweet, creamy and delicious. The pumpkin cheese balls rested on a sauce with tinge of Indian spice. The well-seasoned calamari along with the fresh salad were light complements that balanced the platter so that it wasn’t too rich or creamy.
For mains, we were given the choice of Seared Fillet of Huon Salmon with marinated feta, rocket and parmesan salad or Crispy Skinned Confit Chicken with warm potato & shallot salad and red wine jus. We ordered both of them so that we could try everything!
The confit chicken had a tasty rosemary aroma, the meat was tender and the skin was crispy as promised. However, I don’t remember seeing or tasting the red wine jus as the chicken was served on a white sauce with three dollops of a spiced sauce. Nevertheless, I loved the chicken! We were also given a bowl of fries on the side, these fries were addictive especially when dipped into the spiced sauce. The seared salmon also had a crispy skin, I thought the flavour was well-balanced but my mum thought it was too salty for her palate.
To finish our meal, the waitress presented us with a The Village’s signature desserts on a Dessert Tasting Plate. The beautifully presented plate had a good variety of desserts to share- white chocolate panna cotta, Nutella chocolate tarts, lemon meringue tart, macarons and a berry coulis on the side.
I enjoyed the different flavours of macarons as they were not overly sweet. The white chocolate panna cotta was a bit too heavy for my liking but I appreciated how it was decorated – the black speck on the top of the panna cotta was actually a piece of Black Sea Salt!
The Ladies Lunch package costs $59 per person. This package is available on Saturdays for a minimum of three guests and for groups of 15 or more on other days. Reservations are essential.
My mum and I enjoyed our date at The Village and I’d recommend this package to anyone looking for an elegant lunch with a group of girlfriends.
1 Kellett Way, Potts Point NSW 2011
(02) 8084 6057
Disclosure: Foodsaurus dined as a guest of The Village. Many thanks to Lily at Cav Con for the invitation. All opinions expressed are my own.