AFAS Victoria Annual Dinner
For a change of pace, the Annual Dinner for 2010 took the form of a luncheon.
Chez Olivier L'Epicerie, the Elsternwick baby to the Prahran parent Chez Olivier Le Bistro, is a charming European-style wine bar and eatery which fizzes with French finesse rolled up in a distinctly Melbourne style. In fact, chef Jacky Frenot dubs the cuisine "Frozzie" (Frog-Ozzie), and it's easy to see why in dishes like the kangaroo fillet grillade, and the Frozzie double-roasted duck. Like any formidable French spot, the desserts and wines are key attractions, and here is no exception. With two classy dining rooms and a sunny terrace, Chez Olivier L'Epicerie brings something different to Glen Eira Road.
In keeping with custom, guests were welcomed with a glass of bubbly, followed by luncheon consisting of choices from the following menu.
Pissaladière – Caramelised onion, anchovy & olive tart
Pavé à la Béarnaise – Thick eye fillet with pommes Sarladaises, Béarnaise sauce and green salad
Tarte Tatin or Orange & Cointreau Crème Brulée or Clafoutis aux Cerises.
Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon – Taltarni 2009