555 Nicholson St
Carlton North 3068
Last weekend I enjoyed a restaurant express lunch at Bistro Flor in North Carlton. A cute little corner restaurant it has plenty of appeal. At 12pm on a sunny Saturday our group of three had the restaurant to ourselves. The service was good, attentive but not intrusive.
The MFWF restaurant express lunch consists of two courses, a glass of wine and tea or coffee for $35. At Bistro Flor a choice of two entrees, mains and desserts was offered.
|Buxton smoked trout pâté, horseradish cream and caper berries|
We began by sharing the two entrees. The trout pate was nice enough however the horseradish cream was very bland - no discernible horseradish flavour. The toast was burnt and had a distinct charcoal taste but was quickly replaced when we pointed this out.
|Yarra Valley zucchini flowers, eggplant stuffing and harissa|
The beautiful stuffed zucchini flowers were definitely the pick of the entrees. Delicious.
|Pan fried John Dory filets, nut and grain salad, orange marmalade|
The Fish of the Day was John Dory fillets. The fish was well cooked and the accompanying grain and nut salad gave a lovely crunchy contrast. A little bit more of the orange sauce would have been good.
|Confit Wimmera duck leg, sautéed spinach, peach relish|
The duck was very nice and the peaches beautifully fresh.
|Eton Mess with Victorian strawberries|