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Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Racine at La Colline

Our first night at Orange was spent having a lovely dinner at Racine Restaurant.

This is my first visit to Orange, something I have been looking forward to for a while now. I was looking forward to dining at Racine. Our research and received feedback indicated that this is a fine restaurant to try out.

All I will say is that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and would dearly love to return. The food was delicious and the service was good too. Considering the fact that we were an hour late (not deliberately though) they were so warm and accommodating to our group.

The restaurant is located in the La Colline vineyard. Because we came for dinner, we could not see the vineyard or do any wine tasting. All of us enjoyed our individual meals, even the two kids. So all in all, it was a very pleasant evening of fine food and fellowship.

We were presented with an amuse bouche to start our meal. It was Pumpkin velouté with crispy sage and cherry vinaigrette. It was light and tangy.

Amuse bouche

I decided to go for the 2 course menu for the price of $65. My entree was Whole pressed duck (deboned) with broccolini, chestnut mushrooms and buttermilk custard. Verdict: the duck was tender, full of flavour and I finished off every scrumptious bit. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought it was a whole cut of duck meat, as opposed to very well compressed slices of duck meat.

Whole pressed duck

Seared Scallops (CW's entree)

For my main I chose the Twice cooked pork belly with warm piccalilli salad and celeriac purée. I was surprised by how flavourful the pork belly was. I absolutely loved the dish.

The pork belly dish!

So if you are in Orange and want to try out a nice restaurant, please add this one to your list!!

Racine on Urbanspoon

Racine @ La Colline
42 Lake Canobolas Road,
NSW 2800
Website: www.racinerestaurant.com.au

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Kin Yuen said...

The amuse bouche was a most delightful welcome.
It was also my first experience at Racine. Their signature dish of beans, well presented, carefully prepared and yummy tasty, met every expectation.

Charmaine said...

We will definitely visit Racine again..maybe in Nov? My girls love Racine..yes my two gourmands.