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Casa Luna Gourmet Seasonal Menus

The sample menus below are designed to show Casa Luna’s style, menu options, prices, but especially to tempt you to indulge in the pleasure of dining in Casa Luna’s stunning glass-walled dining room, or in La Piazza, the alfresco wood-fired dining room and kitchen.  Specific menu dishes are dependant on seasonality and availability.  Casa Luna showcases the beautiful produce this region is blessed with – Myrrhee goat, Milawa Free Range poultry, Rutherglen Lamb, King Valley Walnuts, Tollpuddle goats cheese, etc.  All menus are set, not a la carte, so be sure to advise in advance any dislikes or dietary restrictions.

In the Dining Room

Wine-matched dinner – an example of a Summer menu at Casa Luna – $115.00 per person
(all-inclusive accommodation, breakfast and wine-matched dinner packages available – from $450.00 to $500.00 for 2 persons)

Warm olive cheese balls – pimento-stuffed olives rolled in rich cheese pastry and baked, matched with

Negroni Fizz – the classic cocktail named after its inventor, Count Negroni – ours has red vermouth, gin and Campari topped with local sparkling wine

Baby ciabatini rolls, freshly baked, with E.V. robusta extra virgin olive oil

Salad Caprese – sun-ripened tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil dressing, served with Dal Zotto Arneis 2012

Local Black Angus beef tagliata – wood-grilled beef, rested in a Sicilian salmoriglio sauce of best oil, capers and oregano, sliced and tossed with baby leaf salad from the garden, served with saffron chilli pepperonata, paired beautifully with Politini 2008 Sangiovese

Almond nougat semifreddo with a sliver of cherry tart and coffee-poached cherries, with Dal Zotto Elena – fortified pinot grigio

Espresso coffee with Chocolatier truffles

Three course dinner – a sample of Autumn offerings in Casa Luna’s dining room – $80.00 per person

Jumbo olives and fennel taralli

Freshly baked ciabatini rolls with a dollop of Meredith goat curd in E.V. robusta extra virgin olive oil

Fresh pear salad with toasted walnuts, Balsamic onions, red wine vinegar-poached currants and shaved Pecorino cheese, sour cream dressing

Quail cacciatora – in the style of the hunter’s wife, in a robust sauce of tomatoes, herbs and white wine, served on grilled garlic polenta, accompanied by a salad of bitter greens

Flourless chocolate espresso cake served with Casa Luna’s own coffee icecream

Italian banquet -a suggestion for Winter, served family style in the centre of your table – $65.00 per person

Grissini wrapped with proscuitto; local olives

Scottiglia – an ancient Tuscan mixed meat stew with tomatoes and red wine, traditionally made with 7 meats, served on grilled bread. This dish recalls poorer times when peasants brought what they could afford to the host’s house, who would cook all meats together for the group to enjoy. A salad of mixed leaves.
Italian and local cheeses with fruit bread, dried muscatels, toffeed apple slices and local walnuts, or apple and amaretti biscuit pudding, topped with meringue

Two course dinner – an idea for Spring – $65.00 per person

Freshly baked ciabatini rolls with “bull’s eye” – a drop of Balsamic in EV olive oil for dipping

Asparagus grilled and served with a sauce of chopped boiled lemon, green olives, parsley, capers and extra virgin olive oil

Salt bush lamb slow-cooked in white wine, finished with peas, egg and Parmesan

Light Antipasto Dinner – for times when something lighter is required – $45.00 per person

Local Formici proscuitto and salami, bresaola and Mt Zero olives,
grissini, and freshly baked ciabatta rolls
Green tomato antipasto in herbed oil
Baby peppers stuffed with tuna
Zucchini flower frittata
Home-grown shallots caramelised in vermouth

Affogato – vanilla icecream “drowned” in a shot of espresso, drizzled with warm chocolate syrup

Breakfast included in cost of accommodation

Beechworth apple juice
Breakfast Knickerbocker Glory – seasonal fruits layered with vanilla flavoured ricotta and yoghurt cream and local toasted walnuts

Hot-smoked salmon and cream cheese omelette with fresh dill

Sour dough toast with home-made jams and marmalade
Locally roasted coffee and Twinings tea

OR Roman-style Continental

  • Beechworth apple juice
  • Orange breakfast cake
  • Cornetto pastries
  • Fresh ciabatini or toast
  • Fruit jams
  • Mocca pot espresso coffee

In La Piazza

Wood-fired Dinner with house wines – a hearty dinner from the oven and grill, served at the communal table – $70.00 per person

Wood oven baked flatbreads served with antipasto

 

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