Saturday 21 May 2016

A beautiful Saturday afternoon at Josef Chromy Wines

Last weekend, a couple of close friends came to visit us in Launceston, so of course it was a great excuse to treat ourselves and visit one of the local wineries, Josef Chromy Wines, which is just 15 minutes away from home.

Having booked a table at the restaurant, we decided to arrive a little early so that we could sample a few pre-lunch wines. Despite having to juggle the weekend rush, the staff were very friendly and helpful, explaining each wine and topping up our glasses efficiently.

We then headed into the restaurant, which overlooks the gorgeous vineyards on the hills.


We decided that it was worth sampling a few dishes, so we opted for the 4 course 'surprise' menu (which, in addition to the amuse bouche and warm soughdough bread to start us off, was definitely more than enough food).

The four courses consisted of raw salmon with nashi and fennel; a beautifully crispy confit chicken with dried pear and walnut; tender beef cheeks with mushrooms and hazelnuts (served with a side salad); and to finish, caramelised spelt pudding with muscat-soaked prunes.

Three hours later, we lazily strolled back to the car and headed home to rest our satisfied stomachs. Definitely an afternoon well spent.

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