A few weeks ago, Andrea and I made our way down to Daylesford for a weekend trip away with the Porsche Macan Turbo. Here is the link to that story, check it out! On our way up we decided to stop in at Sault Restaurant for lunch.
Sault is on a beautiful estate with a main house, a few other buildings, a rosemary field and a dam. Coming through the gates really is a spectacle. We went inside and were greeted by one of the lovely co owners of the restaurant Jodi. Jodi greeted us happily and showed us to our table.
A waiter came over and described the menu to us. There was a choice of a five dish degustation or a seven dish degustation. Of course we went for the seven course, it just sounded irresistible. We also ordered drinks, I chose to get a shot of liqueur 43, which is a delicious Spanish alcohol.
The dishes we ate are listed below. They were all extremely delicious, but I will only go into detail on a few of them, as I could go on all night.
First: heirloom tomato gazpacho, sourdough, roasted vegetables, gourmet Spanish baby sardine, mayonnaise.
Second: Sautéed mushrooms, 63°C free-range egg, smoked-potato foam, Gran Reserva jamon, purple potato.
Third: Salt baked organic beetroot, cantabrian anchovy, labneh, harissa liquorice
Fourth: Bomba rice, Clarence River prawn, hazelnut romesco, prawn essence.
Fifth: Slow-cooked (48 hours) Hopkins River Beef oyster blade, spinach, Pedro Ximénez, celeriac, kale.
Sixth: Strawberries, late harvest vinegar, native pepper, red wine ice-cream.
Seventh: Buñuelos: Spanish chocolate cinnamon doughnuts, passion fruit sorbet, white chocolate yoghurt.
A few of the dishes I most enjoyed were the Bomba rice and the other dish I really enjoyed was the slow cooked beef. The best thing the Bomba rice is the whole dish just sat together extremely well. The hazelnut romesco and prawn essence both just complimented the prawn and the rice beautifully. I liked the Beef because that beef was so succulent and rich, it just fell apart in my mouth. The spinach, Pedro Ximénez, celeriac and kale cut through the rich beef very nicely.
I also loved the Spanish doughnuts. That white chocolate yoghurt was absolutely to die for, as was the passionfruit sorbet. A really enjoyable way to finish the meal.
If you are in Daylesford for the weekend you should 100% go try out Sault. You will receive great service and a very nice refined degustation. After the meal we just sat around at Sault enjoying the beautiful place.
Written and photographed by Noah Esposito