Aaah the Yarra Valley, who doesn’t love it? Beautiful wines and vineyard, beautiful trees and scenery and most importantly, beautiful food. Immerse Winery is located in Dixons Creek (practically in Yarra Valley) with beautiful surroundings and a beautiful rustic venue to match. With ample parking spots, there’s definitely a spot for everyone.
They were setting up for a wedding in the arvo so if you’re in the wedding planning phase, there’s an idea.
Good news for those wine tasters, you can do free wine tasting here so you can decide which wine to get!
Now, let’s talk about the food. For starters we got lemon myrtle calamari to share and my gosh this dish was GINORMOUS! It had a freshness to it and a touch of sourness from the lemon and it was beautiful. I did not know that we could even eat succulents! The calamari was lightly battered and was perfect.
Lemon myrtle Calamari – $36 (to share)
On mizuna and red elk salad, coriander and mint dressing with succulents
The chicken breast was cooked perfectly with the sweetness of the fig and the potato fondant, it complemented the chicken so well. My favourite part of the dish was the honey mustard cream sauce, oh so delish. Although, there wasn’t a lot of the camembert inside the breast, perhaps it just needed a touch more cheese (there can never be enough cheese EVER!).
Chicken breast – $37
Filled with camembert and fig on sweet potato fondant, broccolini, honey mustard cream sauce and prosciutto
Mr D got the steak burger in a brioche bun and unfortunately, he was very disappointed. The steak patty was very dry without a hint of juiciness at all. The fetta overpowered the burger and it just didn’t match at all. Poor thing couldn’t finish it The chips were perfectly cooked though, perfectly seasoned and crunchy too!
Grilled minute Steak Burger – $29
Brioche, roquette, fetta and beetroot relish with chips and aioli
Mr D got a latte to go with his desserts and thought the latte needed a bit more caffeine hit. It was aromatic but just needed a bit more ‘punch in yo face’ hit.
Now to the most important part of the brunch, DESSERT! The lavender cheese cake was just TOTES AMAZEBALLS! It was rich with a subtle hint of lavender, the matcha ice cream was creamy with a very strong matcha taste and the chamomile puree just completes the dish. I absolutely loved this! If you only had to eat one dish here, definitely get this dessert, you will definitely not regret it.
Lavender cheese cake – $15
Pistachio crumble, matcha ice cream and chamomile puree
Mr D got the chocolate fondant and boy oh boy was he impressed. Chocolate lovers out there, this ones for you! With dark chocolate balanced with orange mascarpone cream, what more could you ask for. It is quite rich but the richness is just perfect. It was so good that Mr D didn’t even bother to share with me!
Chocolate Fondant – $15
Orange mascarpone cream, blood orange and raspberries
Immerse winery is a beautiful winery that can cater for functions such as weddings / birthdays / I want to be the centre of attention parties. But if you do plan on dropping by the cafe just for a bite, definitely get the desserts and perhaps try to stay away from the burgers. I will definitely be back for that decadent cheesecake!!
Disclaimer: I was honoured to be invited to dine by Immerse Winery and all opinions expressed are my own.