It was an affair to remember....
A lunch affair, that is...
Daniel Alps at Strathlynn is situated in the Ninth Island Vineyard at Rosevears, overlooking the Tamar River. Rosevears is about 20 minutes away from Launceston.
We arrived slightly earlier than 1pm, and were seated promptly. Three-quarters of the restaurant walls had windows, so regardless of where we were seated, it was guaranteed with a view. The scenery from the inside of the restaurant was magnificent.
I read the review in the Australian Traveller Magazine that the menu at Daniel Alps' changes daily, in keeping with the local produce. I wondered what treat was in store for us.
No sooner were we offered the menu, I started jotting down dishes I thought were inspiring / interesting. KT ordered the Springfield venison with du puy lentils, beetroots, and red onion (entree size), whereas I took a fancy for penne with meat ragu, sage, and truffle oil. We also ordered a side of herb potatoes, and for dessert, the soft-centred Callebaut chocolate pudding.
When I took the first forkful of penne, I was in love. The ragu was rich and silky, the flavours lingered in my mouth. It was not starchy or heavy at all. Never had I enjoyed pasta so much. Even now, I would recollect the flavours of the penne, and my mouth would water.
More than happy with our mains, I then ordered a peppermint tea, while we waited for the dessert.
Refreshing peppermint tea
Soft-centred Callebaut chocolate pudding with raspberry sorbet and Chantilly cream
I could not agree more, as that was precisely what we did.
If you're travelling to Launceston, definitely make Daniel Alps at Strathlynn a must.
Daniel Alps at Strathlynn