Chez Olivier is a place which has been on my list and when I finally found an opportunity to go, I seized it and booked it without Mr D knowing (my bad!). Located in South Yarra on the busy road of Toorak road, there’s quite a lot of foot traffic and if you’re driving there’s free side parking if you can nab a spot.
Whilst waiting patiently (and hungrily), complimentary bread and cheese puffs came out and they were so frigging good!
Mr D got the chicken in red wine sauce and it just fell off the bone. It was juicy, it was succulent and it was so frigging tasty! Oh and the mash, it was smooth and oh so creamy.
Coq Au Vin – $34
Chicken in red wine sauce, bacon and mushrooms served with mash potato
Ms Yoga got the signature roasted duck with orange sauce and holy shiz it was the BOMB! That pumpkin mash had a lovely sweetness to it.
Canard A L’Orange – $41
Roasted duck with orange sauce and pumpkin mash
Ms Curly Fries got the salmon fillet with pumpkin veloute. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the pumpkin veloute was so velvety and smooth AND so goddamn delish!
Filet De Saumon – $36
Salmon fillet grilled, pumpkin veloute, white truffle oil, dried cranberry, roasted almond flake
One of the specials was the pan-fried barramundi fillet wrapped in Proscuitto and yep, it did not disappoint. Especially that Jerusalem Artichoke veloute with a touch of white truffle oil.
Poisson Du Jour – $37
Pan-fried barramundi fillet wrapped in prosciutto served with Jerusalem Artichoke veloute & white truffle oil
If you want to have a “healthy” dessert, check out the carmalized upside down apple tart. It was warm and will remind you of your grandma’s hug and coupled with the vanilla ice cream, it was pefection.
Tarte Tatin – $18
Caramelized upside down warm apple tart, vanilla ice cream
Chocolate lovers, the fondant au chocolat is your go-to dessert. It’s crispy on the outside and oozy and chocolately on the inside.
Fondant Au Chocolat – $18
Self-indulging chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream
The crepes are for those who like a dinner and a show. The crepes are soaked with Cointreau sauce and yes, they even light it up for you! We weren’t a huge fan of this dish because the Cointreau was quite strong in flavour.
Crepes Suzette – $16
Flamed crepes with orange and Cointreau sauce, vanilla ice cream
The food here was amazeballs, the service was exceptional and it’s a perfect place to bring your date, family, friends or even just yourself. We will definitely be back and we absolutely loved Chez Olivier.