Fig Tree Restaurant is usually all about welcoming their guests into an elegant eatery where diners are cooked lovely food, and waited on in the beautiful surrounds. With that not possible at the moment, the restaurant team have come up with the fabulous ‘Fig Tree at Home’ take-home dinner packs.
This weekend’s boxed delight was the first in a series of ‘Fig Tree at Home’ three course dinner experiences. The box itself is beautiful; inside the food is laid amongst olive and fruiting cumquat branches, gingham wrap and a charming herb posy. Everything is cooked and labelled, then diners have a very easy couple of instructions to reheat the meal. The first step in the instructions is to pour yourself some wine, and the rest was even more of a breeze.
We started with Fig Tree sourdough focaccia, which was soft, rich and a bit crunchy on the edges. Next was their really delicious local mushroom risotto with truffle, it came with a generous wedge of parmesan and cubed butter separately so the non-dairy member of the family was catered for. Alongside that was organic roasted chicken with lemon myrtle, sage and rosemary, with chicken jus, and it was the tastiest chicken I have had in a long time. A green ensemble of beans, sugar snaps broccolini and lemon was a great accompaniment, along with salsa verde and an artful bunch of salad vegetables. The last course was sublime with a rich hazelnut and chocolate brownie with vanilla and a silky home made vanilla bean nutella ice cream.
The serves were quite generous, the packs are said to serve 2–6 people, so our family of four, including a teenager with a vigorous appetite, were absolutely satisfied on the night and happily enjoyed liberal leftovers the next day.
Even though we weren’t in the restaurant, with all the expertly produced cuisine and careful touches, it felt like we were guests. Almost all of the meal was gluten-free, and there are vegetarian alternative options. From the flourishing Fig Tree Restaurant garden, via their skilled culinarians to your home, this beautiful meal brought, to an occasionally weighty time, a welcome upliftment.
Fig Tree at Home is available Thursday to Saturday, with COVID Safe pick-up or some delivery options, place your order before 5pm.
Fig Tree Restaurant, 4 Sunrise Lane, Ewingsdale. 0457 285 783. [email protected]