Peninsula Visitors Guide, Summer 2014, Page 070 (transcription)

Bel Sorriso Volpino Bel Sorriso Volpino Vue at Settlers run LaPetanque Peninsula reSTAurAnTS SPArKLe in After what seemed like an endlessly long cold winter, warmer days seem to have finally arrived and the exciting summer vibe is everywhere.
The Peninsula really comes to life over this time whentourists and visitors descend in droves to make the most of what we have to offer.
Word has travelled fast about our exceptional dining scene and daytrippers, holiday makers and foodies head this wayto enjoy an afternoon in one of the many stylishwineries, restaurants, pubs or cafes.
Summertime brings longer opening hours at manyrestaurants and also opens up outdoor spaces forour leisurely enjoyment.
Dining alfresco on a lazysummer afternoon is something we should all do justa little more often.
With a glass of award winningwine in hand and delicious local produce prepared bysome of the best Chefs in the country, this experienceshould be at the top of every list this holiday season.
Summer Dining ArounDThe BAy....
Bel SorriSo in Frankston is setting standards in authentic fine dining Italian food not often seen in our parts.
opening their newly refurbished venue in September, everyone who dines here agrees that head Chef and owner mario Tavian is doing some amazing things.
This summer, along with an a la carte menu and daily specials, they also offer a five course degustation menu.
Perfect for groups in their upstairs Stephania s private room or even just a romantic night out for two, the menu selection is outstanding.
If you enjoy fine Italian food and quality italian wine, book in here for a night to remember.
if modern Asian cuisine is more your style, GinSenG in Frankston offers some superb dishes.
Their yum Cha selection is one of the best around so book here for a lunchtime feast from 12 -3pmThursday to Sunday.
An extensive menu has been carefully selected and includes many mouthwatering favourites like their famous homemadedim sims, wasabi king prawns, house roastedpeking duck and pan tossed calamari in spicy salt.
open seven days for dinner, they are as famous for their food as they are for their hospitable andfriendly service.
nestled on the banks of Kanannok Creek, The BoaThouSe reSTauranT in Frankston offers a massive deck area perfect for outdoor dining on a warm night.
owned by well-known local restaurateur Cameron Taylor, the relaxed contemporary atmosphere is ideal for casual meals, special occasions or functions.
Also owned byCameron is Crackerjack Waterfront Cafe in Seaford which is situated in a stunning architecturallydesigned building directly on the beach front withuninterrupted views of Port Phillip Bay.
Both venues offer exceptional dining experiences and this summer expect to see a great range of fresh, locally caught seafood with King Island crayfish straight off the boat every weekend.....yum For some fine French dining with a spectacular summer vista, it doesn t get much better than manhattan in mornington BiSTro MaiSon in mt eliza.
inspired by the excellent suburban bistros in Paris, delight in their fine cuisine while gazing out at panoramic views across Port Phillip Bay.
recently playing host to fifty Woodleigh French students and their teachers for lunch, they shared a divine meal that ended with chocolate mousse and Chantilly whilepracticing French conversation skills.
Main Street Mornington is abuzz during holiday time and if you re after some quality pub fare, it doesn t get much better than The Grand hoTel.
This heritage listed building and icon in Main Street offers great food in a relaxed atmosphere with top class service as well.
With a huge list of pub favourites, there are some great options for seniors as well.
any seafood lovers must try their Mixed Seafood Plate with a fresh oyster, soft crab, salt and pepper calamari, crumbed scallops, grilled prawns and beer battered flathead tails served with chips and salad.
modern italian and mediterranean cuisine can be found at ManhaTTan in MorninGTon which serves delicious cuisine inspired bytheir family tradition.
open seven days a week from 10am until late, their warm and invitingatmosphere will ensure a special experience everytime.
Popular dishes here include their Fettuccinimare monte with fresh prawns, moreton bay bug and calamari pan-seared with spinach and cherrytomatoes in a chilli-infused olive oil.
or their great grandma s traditional pizza which combines garlic, parsley and parmesan cheese with a sprinkle of hotchilli and a drizzle of local extra virgin olive oil.....delicious And let s not forget VolPino in mt martha that offers a gorgeous outdoor seating area directly opposite mount martha beach, the perfect spot on a sunny day.
This Pizzeria and Wine Bar has been impressing locals and visitors since it opened this year and has firmly established itself in the dining scene.
Choose from one of their authentic woodfired pizzas which feature only fresh ingredients on a white based or tomato based crust.
A great venue for an afternoon drink, romantic dinner or family meal, everyone will walk away well fed and happy after dining here.
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