Thursday, February 24, 2011

jacques reymond - prahran

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A terrine of leek and watermelon

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Zucchini and coriander soup with a fragrant zucchini flower tempura.

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Sandwich of celeriac, mirin and fresh wasabi jelly (made with agar), red capsicum delicacy, black bean and sweetcorn dressing

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Potato hash (in replacement of gnocci) with braised leek? and cauliflower, almond and bush mountain pepper caramel

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Lacquered salsify, Japanese coleslaw, ennoki mushroom tempura, soy and sake glaze

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Sweet pepper and eggplant miso dengaku, horseradish mustard dressing, butternut pumpkin with a campari and soda poached baby turnip

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Winter mushrooms risotto, broth of mushroom and truffle juice (we chose the extra $25 option of having fresh shaved French black truffles on top)

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Pacific Rim martini of pineapple, passionfruit and banana, mango sorbet and praline

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Millefeuilles of chocolate: fresh poached cherries, dark chocolate, poached pear with blow torched sugar

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Coffee and petits fours (this was the part that made me cry, I had no idea these were coming out and they were SO beautiful and SO amazing - I had never thought I could have 'petite fours' again). My selection was like a blackberry flavoured jube, an apple sandwich of cicle cup apple pieces with I cant remember what in the middle, and agar set mango, pineapple and blueberries.

Suffice to say this was mind blowing. We got a bottle of bubbly and spent 3.5 hours eating, laughing talking, being pampered. Every care was taken to make sure I had the vegan equivalent, oil laid out, which breads were vegan etc. The wait staff were just gorgeous. This was such a special, wonderful evening. I cant really say much more!

* incidentally $40 per head less than the omnivorous menu (we all know how I feel about this subject ha!). I didnt feel cheated at all in comparison to the vegetarian menu, I felt just as much care had been taken in making mine vegan.


deets: 78 Williams Road, Prahran
$$: $130.00 without wine $70 bubbly $50 truffles $20 tip $400 total.

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I cant find any other vegetarian reviews of Jacques so I wont bother hurting your eyes with posting to meat ones. Please send through vego blog reviews if you know of any :)

10 comments:

  1. Oh my! How much notice did they have that you would need a vegan option? Your meals look so well thought out and carefully planned, you can see the detail they've put into it. Amazing. I want to come to Melbourne now.

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  2. I would say at least 24 hours? They made a lot of substitution things like agar jellies and parsnip chips. It was all practically gluten free as well (bar the tempura dishes).

    Yes! my thoughts exactly!

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  3. Wow! everything is so delicate and perfect! Its so great that they catered to you so well :D how lovely!

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  4. Oh, how utterly, utterly beautiful and wonderful! The salsify dish looks amazing, and I love the sound of the risotto :)

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  5. That looks sooooo amazing! I never would have thought that they would do vegan & do it so well! I think I might have to go there for my birthday.

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  6. OMFG

    So tempting with my 30th coming up!

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  7. o. m. g. how happy is it when a super-fancy, accoladed restaurant will care so much for us vegans! next time i spend big on a dinner, i know where i am going!

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  8. Those desserts look fantastic! Is this a seasonal menu? I am also glad that it is cheaper than the omni's price, I sometimes don't feel that it's fair when I pay as much for far inferior dishes where they slap a few boiled greens and tofu into the bowl as a means to placate me!

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  9. this looks amazing - how cute are the sweet corn and black bean bees - I really need to get out more!

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  10. @vicki and @kristy yes do it! so amazing!

    @louise I know! how unexpected! such a lovely surprise

    @sugarspoons I'm not sure if its a seasonal menu, and yes thats exactly how I feel

    @johanna I never noticed that until you pointed it out! (I guess I had bubbly goggles on and a poised fork ready to hoe in hah!

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