|The gorgeous view from our window.|
Today was the first rainy day in Melbourne for almost a week. During the week, we had a burst of warm weather which made it feel almost like spring was upon us... alas, today reminded us that spring was still about a month away. Anyway, we choose to go to Salix restaurant today because we are generally fans of winery / country type restaurants, and also because Salix was featured in the Entertainment book (with a 25% discount). As we are saving money for our future home, we felt it was only reasonable to try and make the most of our Entertainment book!
We arrived more than half an hour early for our 1230 booking. The restaurant only opened at 12, so we were left standing around checking out the winery and bistro whilst the wait staff made last minute preparations before opening. We were the first to arrive and were seated in front of a giant window which overlooked the vineyard. It was a gorgeous and relaxing view.
As we were the first to arrive, we were served fairly promptly. We were offered sparkling or still (tap) water. We always pick still water as I don't believe in paying for water, and I don't like sparkling water anyway. We were offered beautiful, "baked on site" bread - soft, warm & tasty with a hint of cheese. It is one of the best breads I've had offered to me at restaurants in a while. The only other place where I may have had better bread was possibly Vue de monde (more on that later).
|The front of the restaurant.|
|The McCormick house-for private functions.|