On a recent Friday night a friend and I were wandering Collingwood attending gallery openings and decided on an unplanned dinner at Provenance. I was pleased as I have loved the breakfasts I have had there and have read the dinner menu with anticipation each time. I was very happy to enjoy a lovely relaxed meal, where we each had a main and a dessert, and shared bottle of sangiovese, all for just under $100.
The standout dish for me was my kangaroo fillets (above) with sweet potato mash and apple and walnut salad – a delicious combination. My friend enjoyed the salmon (below) with celeriac remoulade and eggplant.
Apologies for the poor photos – I did not want to spoil the comfortable mood with flash. We both loved our appetiser of pumpkin mousse (above) and the amazing green bean salad (below) with potato and gorgonzola.
Desserts were chocolate and orange tart (above) and a frangipani tart rhubarb crumble (below).
Provenance do occasional special themed dinners with matching wine. The next one is mushroom on 8 August 2009. There’s a great review of the previous quince and quail dinner by Bruce and Fran. Whether you come for these special dinners or, as I did here, try the regular menu, I’m sure you’ll be impressed by the food.