Vanessa Pike-Russell

You don't have to go to Sydney to be part of the Sydney International Food Festival

As the NSW South Coast's ONLY hat-awarded restaurant, Caveau has been invited to host Sydney International Food Festival (SIFF) events. The newly renovated Caveau has chosen two events: Hats Off and Sunday Family Lunch. Please find details of these, plus the Eldridge Estate Wine Maker's Dinner below. 

Hats Off is on Tuesday 6th October and this year's theme is: Very Nearly Vegetarian.

Menu ($160pp)
The price is set by the SIFF but it does give us the opportunity to use premium ingredients such as real caviar, chanterelles, cepes, truffle

Warm salad of new season potatoes
with sea urchin butter and superior oscietra sturgeon caviar

Heirloom tomato and aubergine terrine with pea mousseline
and sauteed yabbie tails

Tarago triple cream souffle

Jerusalem Artichoke pithivier with asparagus
and suckling pig

Fricasse of chanterelles, leeks and potatoes
with rabbit and calf sweetbread

Gratin of fresh cepes with sauteed white asparagus, potato gnocchi, truffle hollandaise
and beef fillet

Cheese with accompaniment

A show of fruit and berries

(vegetarians & vegans catered for with advance notice)

What is Sunday Family Lunch?
Set price $50 adults, $25 children under 15.

This is an opportunity to bring the whole family (yes even small children) to Caveau on Sunday 25th October.  Adults will choose from a choice of two entrees, followed by the roast lunch.  Desserts will be available to order from our a'la carte menu. Children under 15 will be served an entree of soup & bread, followed by a traditional Sunday Roast.  For children under 5 icecream for dessert is included.

In order to cater for whole families, we are holding two sittings: 12-1.30 and 2pm. People with young children are encouraged to choose the earlier sitting.


Fresh QLD prawns with pea mousseline, new potato salad and crisp pancetta OR
Duck terrine with celeriac remoulade, pomegranate and walnuts

Roast rack of pork with traditional trimmings
(Roast beef available by prior arrangement)

Eldridge Estate Wine Maker's Dinner
We are privileged to welcome David Lloyd from Eldridge Estate to Caveau on Monday 19th October.  The dinner will feature canapes and five courses matched to tastings of ten wines. It starts at 6.30 for 7pm and costs $140.


Pf Sparkling 2007 (a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, disgorged in August 2009)

Fresh QLD prawns with pea mousseline, new potato salad, crisp pancetta and chardonnay vinaigrette
2007 Chardonnay and a special wine from 2008, Clone 96 Chardonnay

Quail boudin with sauteed kipflers, quail egg and sauce perigeux
Gamay from different vintages, 2008 and 2006

Roasted Barramundi with braised ox cheek and celeriac puree
Pinot Noir: The new releases of 2007 (a blend of 5 clones and a blend of 2 clones)

Fillet of beef with potato puree and sauce bordelaise
Euroa Creeks RESERVE Shiraz 2006 and 2005

Creme brulee with macerated prunes
Fortified Shiraz

Eldridge Estate is located 90 minutes south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula and James Halliday lists it as a Five Star winery.  Delicious Magazine rates Eldridge Estate Gamay as "probably Australia's finest", and among a region of outstanding Pinots, Huon Hooke thinks that the Eldridge Pinot is one of Mornington's best. Come and see for yourself!

Attend all three events...
and to thank you for your support we will send you a bottle of Chandon Vintage Blanc de Blanc. 

More information on the Sydney International Food Festival, presented by Citi, can be found at

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122-124 Keira St
Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
+61 2 4226 4855
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Open Tue-Sat 6pm-10pm

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