FOOD

Our Chef has created a menu for the Carlton Wine Room that is seasonally driven and focused on fresh local ingredients. The menu presents an uncomplicated selection, but its simplicity belies the thoughtful style Starling brings to the familiar. Each dish is an expression of texture and flavour that is both surprising and satisfying; your attention is drawn to the ingredients, not to the technique used to make them.

MENU

STARTERS

Bread by Baker D Chirico, house made cultured butter 4.5

Mount Zero marinated olives  5

Oysters, selected daily, shucked to order 4.5 each

Cobia, finger lime, buttermilk, dill 19

Salumi misti, house pickles 22

Duck cigars in brik pastry, smoked yoghurt 18

Burrata, grilled peach, hazelnuts  16.5

Raw Cape Grim beef, egg butter, saltbush, oyster cream, mustard leaf 19.5

HOUSEMADE PASTA

Saffron tagliarini, hand picked mud crab, shellfish butter, lemon herbs 31

Potato gnocchi, gorgonzola fonduta, leeks, pear, leek ash 27

Agnolotti of peas, mint & ricotta, sage butter, fresh peas, mint oil 29.5

MEAT AND FISH

Rock flathead fillet, clams, burnt leek, apple, nasturtium 36

Dry aged corn fed Macedon duck breast, broccolini rabe, labneh, burnt honey, orange $35

Pressed suckling pig, milk custard, Serrano, artichoke, pickled onion, watercress  36

Cape Grim sirloin, wasabi, lime oxtail sauce  36.5

SALAD & VEGETABLES

Bruised cucumber, sesame, miso, pine nuts 14

Carrots, fennel, brown butter, honeycomb, yoghurt, pollen 14

 Roasted cauliflower, almonds, marjoram, capers 14

Roasted Cauliflower, almonds, marjoram, capers  14

Baby gem lettuce, salad cream, truffled pecorino  10

Baby new potatoes, seaweed butter, dill  10

TO FINISH

Chocolate milk & dark, creme fraiche. raspberries, pistachio  14

Poached white peach, amaretto, green almonds, tarragon 14

Passionfruit souffle, coconut, passionfruit ripple ice cream 16

PETIT FOURS $2.50 EACH

A SELECTION OF LOCAL AND IMPORTED CHEESE PRICED PER  13.5 per 50G

Served with fruit paste, house made lavosh & muscatels