“Dolce Far Niente” – A Pleasant Afternoon in the Swan Valley

This afternoon we ventured out to the Swan Valley for a little R&R. It was a feast for the senses and a pleasant way to regain some creative inspiration. With camera in hand I happily snapped away at the beautiful scenery.

Following some wine tasting and a visit to Caversham House we dined at Sandalford Winery.

Entrée:

Estate Baked Sour Dough, Beurre Lescure

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Rottnest Scallops Rockefeller, Crispy Jamón, Herbed Hollandaise

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Main:

Saffron Fettuccine, Prawn, Chorizo, Shallot, Chilli, Manjimup Black Truffle, Pecorino

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Grilled Derby Barramundi Fillet, Sweet Potato Gratin, Artichoke Cream

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Wine of the day:

Prendiville Chardonnay – this was a delicious full bodied buttery bouquet which went down a treat!

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I’m putting this decadent afternoon down to a celebration of the beautiful Italian phrase “dolce far niente” (meaning: the sweetness of doing nothing or pleasant idleness)

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