Shared Food is the best Food. If you’re in a Group, just order a variety of different dishes and tastes for the Table and indulge in a bit of everything. My Lunch at Pialligo Estate Canberra has been an incredible feast of fresh ingredients and delicious tastes. More than 40 different fruits, wine and uncountable veggies are grown just metres from the Restaurant at Pialligo Estate, in the Garden Pavillions. Growing Food in the Pialligo area of Canberra along the Molonglo River has a long history dating back to 1824. And still today Pialligo Estate continues this history on its 800 metres of river frontage and 28 hectares of deep sandy loam, to produce the fresh produce according to the season for own usage in the Restaurant and for sale.
As small dishes to share we had each several plates of Pialligo Smokehouse Fish Platter, Dill Mayonnaise, Zucchini Flowers, Pumpkin and Ricotta puree, Herbs, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Fresh Mozzarella, New Season Tomatoes, Rocket, Basil Pesto, Three Mills Sourdough and Sydney Rock Oysters & Mignonette. Already well filled and already in Foodie-Heaven, for our mains, we again had several plates and dishes to share, among them 18-hour slow cooked lamb shoulder, lentils, garden beetroot & fresh herbs,
whole rainbow trout stuffed with garden herbs & lemon, baked in a wood oven, walnut brown butter and fire-roasted dry-aged flatiron steak, fries, Cafe-de-Paris butter. As a vegetarian, I additionally had my own portion of Potato Gnocchi, King Mushroom, Mascarpone, Parmesan.
To accompany I had a glass of their 2017 Pialligo Estate Riesling and it was divine, just as the rest of this Lunch. Whilst everything tasted really good, the stuffed Zucchini Flowers have been my ultimate favourite. Crispy yet creamy with another crunch due to the roasted pumpkin seeds in the filling. Italian fiori di zucca alla romana have been a long-time favourite of mine, yet the ones at Pialligo Estate have been even a little better. Ah, they were so amazing! Check out their current Lunch Menu for everything else they offer.