On a cloudy afternoon, the Duke and I had a quiet lunch at Laurance Wines amongst the backdrop of the beautiful vineyards. After a brief look over the menu, we settled on the Western Flavours Tasting Tray, which consisted of the following:
pork and veal meatballs | potato/venison chorizo taquitas | goats cheese rolled in candied walnuts | grilled garlic and thyme rubbed quail | caprese salad with prosciutto | cauliflower soup shots| locally baked bread | roquet and parmesan salad
Accompanying our light lunch was a glass of the Laurance of Margaret River Shiraz for the Duke and a glass of sparkling water for myself.
The highlights of the dish were the quail (so succulent) and the cauliflower soup. The little parcels of potato/chorizo taquitas added a nice crunchy texture to the platter whilst the meatballs were unfortunately on the dry side. The duke quite liked the goats cheese but myself not so much – it wasn’t that it tasted bad; I’m just not as big of a fan of goats cheese as the Duke.
Overall, the lunch was pleasant and we left beautiful Laurance Winery feeling very content.