Hilton’s Vintaged Bar + Grill is offering two new set menus for lunch and dinner featuring six signature mains accompanied by a glass of wine or craft beer. Valued at $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner, the set menus are available Sunday to Friday between 12-3pm (lunch), and 5-9pm (dinner).
Guests got the option to sit either at the Chef’s Table or the Wine Table, a 5.5m long communal dining table with an end-to-end ice well illuminated by LEDs perfect for wine tastings and faces the dedicated wine room with its impressive 1000 bottle wine collection.
I got to sit up at the Chef’s Table in front of the open grill (where all the action was happening) and the dry aged meat cabinet with its illuminated Himalayan rock salt feature.
No prizes for guessing which dish I chose. Sitting between Aga of A Matter of Taste and Jessalyn of Feed Me Now Brisbane, I got to sample the beef and the vegetarian cannelloni – both beautiful dishes, especially when the beef came with so many sauces and mustards. The beef also came with triple cooked potato chips, which sous chef Dario shared with us takes about 2 hours to cook – the peeled and cut potatoes are steamed, baked and then, fried to a rich crispy chip.
But my heart was definitely stolen by the duck leg confit, a moist generous portion that didn’t require a knife at all.
Other dinner options included:
- Pan seared barramundi, baby leeks, crisp potato and artichoke puree
- Veal cutlet with braised cabbage, kipler potatoes and sauce reform
- Roasted salmon wrapped in prosciutto with prawn colcannon potato and red wine sauce
If you plan on having the $35 dinner set, I would recommend ordering a side to share between two. The rocket, parmesan and pear salad (AUD$9) is a fresh crisp one to help cut through the heavier courses, while the new season green beans with anchovy butter (AUD$10) would make a more savory bite.
While the desserts are not part of the $35 dinner menu set, don’t let that to deter you if you have a sweet tooth. The sundae with salted caramel (AUD$16) was my favorite, with the chocolate tart (AUD$16) a very close second.