We had two fantastic anniversary meals down in Victoria and Chris’ Beacon Point was one of them. We didn’t really know what to expect having only found one place that reviewed it and a couple of recommendations on Tripadvisor so it was almost like taking a risk.
We almost got lost a couple of times trying to find the place as we weren’t expecting it to be so far away / high up from the water. It was quite a pleasant surprise when we finally found the place. You could still see the water from where we were and because we were so high up, you could almost see the top of the trees! The waitress told us to keep an eye out for koalas but alas, we didn’t see any that day. 🙁
Yummy sesame top bread to start with. I don’t think I finished my bread that day. I was still having issues with my digestion and knew we were gonna have a big meal ahead of us so had to be selective with what I ate.
For starters, Ryan had the Ocean Trout Gravalax which was Wedges of cured ocean trout gravalax on saffron dressing with onions, capers and dukkah spiced poached egg.
My starter was huge! I definitely wasn’t expecting it to be so big so it was a good thing that I didn’t eat the bread. I had the Pork, veal and pistachio terrine with game liver parfait accompanied by raddichio, fennel, capers and cornichon salad, mongo chutney and crispy toast. I’ve recently acquired a taste for pate so I pretty much always order it when I see it on the menu (unless of course, Ryan wants to have it too, then I let him have it). I’m not usually a fan of terrine though but if I remember correctly, the terrine here was actually very nice.
I had my first seafood kakavia last year when work brought us out for lunch at a Greek restaurant and it was delicious so it was no surprise that I got it again when I saw it on the menu at Chris’. It’s a classic Greek fish stew, with a selection of fish, prawns, mussels, calamari, scallops and spring vegetables in a rich vegetable cream bisque and though slightly different to the one I had in Sydney, it was probably more delicious because of the cream bisque. It was the right portion for me too so I was happy.
We don’t really have rabbit very often but I tried it a few weeks before at Berrima when we brought my parents out for their birthday. Ryan fancied it this time so he went with the Rabbit stifado – roulade of boned rabbit stuffed with chicken, leek, bacon, prunes and pistachio wrapped in vine leaves and finished with mushrooms and shallots in a cinnamon spiced sauce.
For desserts, I went with their Creme Brulee with honeymelon sorbet but thought it was so so. The honeymelon and creme brulee tasted pretty much the same.
Ryan had a trio of Greek sorbet and I tried some and it was way better than my dessert. At least he let me try some. 🙂
Overall, we really enjoyed our meal there. It was such a lovely break from the drive to sit down, talk about nothing and everything and enjoy the meal and the view outside. Just writing about it all makes me wish we were back on the Great Ocean Road again heading here for lunch.