I’ve had two very good food experiences recently at cellar doors.

I was mouching around Mornington one Saturday thinking about lunch time and headed off to Yabby Lake.  There I indulged in the Thai fish cakes – and it was a perfect meal for that occasion.  Lots of fresh salad, rocket and a divine lime dressing to accompany some hearty fish cakes.  Superb flavours, ideal with a glass or two of their Red Claw Sauvignon Blanc.  $16 for the food, around $8 for a glass of wine – excellent.

The second was at Jones Road on a Sunday – their roast option.  Roasts can be stodgy, stale affairs but not at Jones Road.  The thing that impressed me the most was the quality of the vegetables.  Sugar snap peas, broccolini and baby carrots that were superb, and a creamy gratin dauphinois that had just the right hit of garlic.  You take it for granted that the pork and crackling were very good.  Add to this the range of Jones Road Junior wines and you’ve got an excellent and affordable lunch out.  $25 for the main, $5 for a glass and $20 for a bottle – worth celebrating.

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