Fruit Dishes With a Twist

It's hard to beat fresh ingredients in recipes, everyone dines out to get the experience and the delicate taste in their palate. In 2019 new hatted chefs are trying new ways to incorporate fruit within a savoury dish, whether it be the sweetness of strawberries to balance the sour or the crunch of an apple in a salad to give texture. Cooked fruits can be served as side dishes, desserts, sauces, compotes or main dish components. Below are the top 3 restaurants that showcase fruits within their dishes eloquently. 

Deer Duck Bistro – QLD 

Deer Duck Bistro (formerly Sava Sava) opened its doors to unveil a stunning new restaurant In November 2011. The unique, authentic, with a fresh quirky is quickly becoming a delight for Auchenflower locals and beyond. You can experience the old-world charm of tradition while feasting your eyes over the wild overlay of a street art. Stylish interiors present the perfect backdrop to compliment the culinary experience of classic, Modern Australian, European cuisine. Their  

Salde De Prosciutto et Witlof with orange, chèvre, native Ribery, mint, raspberry balsamic, truffle pearls (vegetarian and vegan option available) is a must-try with the ingredients complimenting each other to give you the delicate taste in your taste buds. 

The Boat House – ACT 

Situated in private parkland on the absolute water lapping edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House offers the best lake view the capital has to offer. The stunning views are matched by outstanding modern cuisine, friendly and attentive service, and a sophisticated atmosphere. One of their specialities is the smoked ricotta and celeriac cream lentil with pickled walnut and quince. The ingredients perfectly marry to give the beautiful blend whilst you're taking the first bite.  


Sagra is a casual Italian restaurant that sources seasonal produce and prepares it simply to highlight the ingredients at their best. The small kitchen team rolls pasta daily, bakes sourdough every morning, produces their own cheeses, cures meat and breaks down whole animals on site. A strong focus on sourcing sustainable, ethical produce ensures that the ingredients are as good as they can be. The frequently rotating food and wine menus gives diners fresh and exciting options as well as variation for the regulars. At Sagra, the value of each and every dish rests in the simplicity and quality of ingredients, not in the bells and whistles. This season on the menu is the shaved celeriac, porcini, pomegranate topped with pecorino cheese is a pure delight to start the night off with.  


Let the fruit steal the show this winter and experience it at one of these or more hatted restaurants with the good food gift card. Buy the Good Food Gift Card online here to experience Australia's Finest restaurant service.  

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