GoodLife: Peninsula Style, Issue 45, Page 068 (transcription)

068.indd 1 68 GoodLife -Spring 2012...
august, september, october.
GdLifeGOODLIFE - PENINSULA STYLE Come Lunch With Us In September 2012 the GoodLife will be startinga series of luncheons justfor fun no fundraising .
Anybody and everybodywho enjoys good food, goodwine and chat amongstfriends can join us.
First stop on Wednesday 12 September at 12noon, will be at the fabulous COUNTING HOUSE on the Esplanade in Mornington.
This charming French Restaurant will put together a delicious two course lunch with a glass of wine or coffee 35 plus a little something extra from the Chef.
After lunch we will all have a chance to meet Chef and hear a more about the Counting House and the philosophy behind it s food.
Hope you can join us for whatpromises to be a delightfulafternoon.
This is an intimate venue and numbers are limited Please book soon to avoid disappointment.
Book yourself a seat and enjoy the GoodLife with Mary, Arthur the team on 9787 9633 Dining on the Esplanade Mornington The Counting House in Mornington is growing an impressive and loyal following of discerning diners and a recent review from well-known and respected food critic Stephen Downes makes it clear why.
Adjectives like sublime and perfect peppered his critique taste Herald- Sun July 12 with an amazing score of 41 50 which more than justifies a visit.
And with the Counting House growing popularity it seems that most who visit are keen to return.
Stephen Downes wrote Its Gallicbased dishes mostly set the bar high, the light and airy former bank in which they are served a pleasure to be in.
Of the food he said in part I tried the lunch list, which turned out to be a bargain.
Two courses with a glass of wine, soft drink or coffee costs 35, and three 45.
You choose from three desserts.
And if our starters showed promise and were technically well-made, the mains were consummate.
As for dessert The pear tart, as good as pastry cooking gets.
Scoring a 5 5 for the X factor he obviously appreciated the artisan like atmosphere created inside the century old former bank with its hardwood tables, upholstered chairs and bespoke driftwood chandeliers.
I have enjoyed the food, the wine, the service and the seemingly effortless attention to detail that is true hospitality and results in a great meal at any time of day - and I am obviously not alone.
If you haven t been to Counting House on the Esplanade in Mornington then now s your chance to discover its unique charm and build your credentials as a regular before the summer rush.
-MP Stephen Downes reviews Victorian restaurants for the taste section, every Tuesday in the Herald Sun.
Unrivalled Lakeside Dining It's hard to imagine a more beautiful place to dine than Woodman Estate.
A sweeping tree lined driveway takes you to the gracious Victorian manor house, set beside a stunning large private lake.
The welcome and service are warm and attentive.
The views frame the lake and it's playful birdlife and the wide brick Terrace affords diners positions right on the water's edge.
This restaurant caters to all needs with its innovative and contemporary cuisine.
The gourmet country breakfasts are a Peninsula tradition, casual lunch on the terrace is popular amongst those visiting the local wineries and for special occasions don't miss the grand dinner in the Drawing Room and Formal Dining Room seats are limited .
Of course, the signature High Tea served every Sunday is an absolute standout -Bookings Essential Ph 5978 8455 20 08 12 10 47 PM

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