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Anthony Bourdain Melbourne : All Of The Restaurants Picked On A Cook’s Tour

When Anthony Bourdain visited Melbourne on his show A Cook’s Tour, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is A Cook’s Tour, season 2, episode 9. It first aired on May 02, 2003.

DISH – “Fine Australian Food”

WHAT IS IT?

From the home of winemaker Ronnie di Stasio, Anthony Bourdain and his chef friends enjoyed different kinds of food like homemade chicken- and veal-filled cappelletti with chicken broth.

Next up is quail, oven roasted with grape vine leaves, garlic, rosemary and olive oil.

Finally, a slow-cooked boar with wine, sage and apples, with wilted radicchio.

“Okay, because it’s not just what you’re eating, it’s not just what you’re drinking. It’s who, where… I’m just happy to be in this group’s company. Enjoying some really fine Australian food and wine.”

WHERE IS IT?

Coldstream Hills Cellar Door
29 Maddens Ln, Gruyere VIC 3770, Australia
Yarra Valley, Australia

DISH – “Modern French Food”

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain visited Ondine at Melbourne and met husband and wife Donovan and Philippa Cooke.

For the first appetizer, Anthony ate oyster, truffle and lettuce soup, followed by a “tartar” of confit tomato and apple paired with crayfish, and another appetizer of quail’s egg, quail jelly and foie gras cream.

Tony’s next course is a courgette flower stuffed with prawn and horseradish, tomatoes, tiny basil leaves and a tomato consommé.

Next is smoked and steamed barramundi, parsley essence, crispy pancetta, snails, confied shallots with a side of potates and egg poached in red wine.

For the main course: pigeon with braised mushrooms, truffles, celery, perigord sauce and a shitake foam.

Lastly, for dessert: a pyramid of strawberry sorbet made of nougatine, almond parfait glaçé with raspberries and strawberries.

“Things could be a lot worse. I’m running out of adjectives, I mean, Jesus, it’s…Have I used ethereal, magnificent, extraordinary, fantastic, delightful. ‘Sublime’ works for me.”

WHERE IS IT?

Ondine – European Brasserie
7 Duff Pl, Deakin ACT 2600, Australia
Melbourne, Australia

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