Windy Point Cafe - Festival of Food 2015 Mad March Offer

Yes it is almost that time of the year for Festival of Food again, but this time Windy Point Cafe has proudly brought to you the festival of food a little early.  I do advise to book, as they can get quite busy. 

Some lovely olives to open up the appetite. 

Followed by warm and fresh house made bread. I couldn't get enough of the delicious pumpkin butter. 

House made ciabatta, roasted pumpkin butter

House made ciabatta, roasted pumpkin butter

Next was the impressive entree which consisted of croquette, crocodile meat and mushrooms.  The croquette had been rolled into a ball with the ham and pea mash.  Once you cut in, the creamy texture just oozed out onto the plate.  The mustard gave it a little kick at the end. 

Crocodile spare ribs were well marinated.  Some people say the meat taste like chicken.  I think it tasted better than just chicken.  Very impressed.

Last for not least, the mushrooms were cooked thoroughly in garlic.. hmmm I love the smell of garlic mushrooms. 

1. Pea and ham croquette with house made mustard.  2. Crocodile spare rib, lemon myrtle & tom yum glaze.  3. Braised mushrooms, roast garlic & parsley terrine.

1. Pea and ham croquette with house made mustard.  2. Crocodile spare rib, lemon myrtle & tom yum glaze.  3. Braised mushrooms, roast garlic & parsley terrine.

Now for the main courses, 3 duck legs were served on a bed of silverbeet together with cherry chutney and sweet potato puree.  The duck was cooked to perfection, the skin still had a bit of the crunch, whilst the meat just fell off the bone inside. 

Duck legs, sweet potato puree, cherry chutney, spiced syrup

Duck legs, sweet potato puree, cherry chutney, spiced syrup

You can never go wrong with a plate of steamed greens, plus these are all in season and they go well with every dish. 

Steamed green beans, snow peas, sprouts

Steamed green beans, snow peas, sprouts

I really enjoyed eating the salt and vinegar potatoes.  They arrived at our table crunchy and hot.  I took my first bite, it was salty then a little sour taste and it was just like eating salt and vinegar chips.  Amazing!

Salt & vinegar chats

Salt & vinegar chats

I must say I haven't had barramundi fillet in a broth before, unless if it was in a fruiti de mare and it would be in chunks.  This one looked very interesting.  The barramundi fillet had crispy skin on the outside.  The stock complimented so well with the fish and the mussels. 

Barramundi fillet, braised fennel, mussels, saffron & tomato brothd

Barramundi fillet, braised fennel, mussels, saffron & tomato brothd

Of course there was dessert included, these were oreo marshmallows.  It was just like eating oreo biscuits, but soft.  The bean truffle white chocolate was my least favourite, as I am not a big fan of white chocolate.  The presentation was great though. 

1. White chocolate tonka bean truffle.  2.  Orea marshmallows

1. White chocolate tonka bean truffle.  2.  Orea marshmallows

We couldn't resist the dessert temptation.  The dessert came out on a beautiful arranged plate.  Rhubarb was soft and not too sweet, what looked like dried rhubarb was actually almond meringue.  Very cleverly done!

Poached rhubarb, almond meringue, vanilla custard, strawberry

Poached rhubarb, almond meringue, vanilla custard, strawberry

I had another wonderful time at Windy Point, walked away feeling happy and contented.  Guys, do hurry, for those of you who have missed out on Festival of Food last year, you don't want to skip the mad march offer.  It is definitely worth it, I have been many times and I wouldn't hesitate to go back again. 

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Festival of Food: For $27.50 on Tuesday to Thursday. You can choose dishes up to the value of $33.50, anything over just pay the price difference. - Choose any side dish from the alacarte menu for $6.50 each. - Choose any dessert for $8.50 each, cheese plate for $15.50