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One Sunday afternoon, the Boy and I were again wandering lost without a plan in mind. I jumped on Twitter to check what was the menu at Embrasse for their Sunday lunch, and to my delight, it was chicken and fish! (I can’t eat beef you see…)…
And as a plus, if we mentioned we had come to dine on that day because of Twitter, we get a free cheese platter included in our meal… So that decided it! We were on our way!!!…
As we got there, Camm (FOH manager) greeted us with a twinkle in his eye… sat us down next to the window (fantastic!) and proceeded to tell us what the lunch would consist of..

The bread and butter arrived, with Chef Nic’s version of smoked bread… quite an interesting concept with a slight smoky aftertaste…I’m not too sure if I was a fan though… I’m not saying I didn’t like it.. but it’s an acquired taste to this bread…

The first course consisted of French Smoke House smoked salmon, avocado, grapefruit, with a beautifully toasted home made brioche…

I absolutely loved that brioche! Full of butter and sooooo … toasty if you know what I mean …

Next up, was a salad of organic radishes, turnips, squash, grain, farm egg, curd (decorated with edible rose petals or at least I hoped they were edible, because I ate some!)…

It also had edible garlic flowers, which I felt were delicious.. made me feel a bit like a herbivore… this dish was extremely pretty to look at! (and healthy to boot!)

For the main, we were served Roast Baby Chook, heirloom carrots, spiced cauliflower, sweet potato purée, roasted spring onion, jus gras…
This was very similar to my first Sunday lunch here, albeit a different part of the chicken was used, and the presentation differed somewhat, but it was essentially the same dish… still good… and the gravy was heavenly!

Full to our lungs, the complimentary cheese arrived with home made crackers (which kind of reminded me of toasted chappati or naan bread)

Dessert time! Kiwi and custard tart, coulis and passion fruit sorbet… which was delicious! I am not a big fan of the kiwi fruit, yet paired together in a custard tart and passion fruit sorbet, I could almost forget that I was eating it…
We still drool at when we look at this picture of the tart!
Sunday’s lunch menu: $ 62- 4 courses (and if you check Twitter and if it mentions free cheese, you’ll get that free cheese!). Also served by choice is a wine carafe from different estates/regions $19
Again, I had a fabulous time at Embrasse and would love to return in the New Year (Embrasse is on holidays and will reopen after the 7th of January 2011)

I have to make it a point to dine here during their dinner service!

*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality

Food/ Cuisine: French
Dining Style: Restaurant (Fine Dining)
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 8.5/10
Restaurant ambiance: 8.5/10
Service/ Attitude: 8.5/10
Value for money: 8/10

312 Drummond Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Tel:(03) 9347 3312

Email:[email protected]


Embrasse is open
everyday except Monday and Tuesday
Brunch: Sunday 9.30am-2.00pm
Lunch: Thursday – Saturday from noon
Dinner: Wednesday – Sunday from 6.30pm

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