Gastrology bloggers dined coutesy of Nespresso and Vue de monde.
Gastrology was invited to celebrate the opening of Nespresso’s new Boutique store in Melbourne’s newly opened premium shopping destination, Emporium. After a media briefing where we were acquainted with the new store and Nespresso’s latest additions (read more about the new Boutique store here), we were whisked away to a decadent Nespresso-inspired brunch at Vue de monde.
view from Vue de monde
The bespoke menu was crafted by Vue de monde’s Head Chef and Nespresso Ambassador, Shannon Bennett.
As part of the ambassador role, Vue de monde has been serving Nespresso coffee to restaurant and event guests.
The brunch started with a delicious selection of canapés. The truffle marshmallow was a particular highlight. We loved the intense aroma and flavour of the truffles and the delicious chewy texture of the perfectly shaped marshmallows.
Duck yolk, pear, truffle
The dish of duck yolk, pear and truffle was inspiring. The velvety egg yolk combined to produce an intensely rich dish. It was an excellent starter which typified the multi-faceted Vue de monde style of cooking.
Spanish Mackeral, coffee, potato and Nespresso Arpeggio Grand Cru
Superbly cooked, the pieces of white fish were succulent and sweet. The flavours were subtle and earthy. We loved how well the coffee synergised and brought a beautifully balanced flavour profile to the dish with its aromatic allure.
The brunch concluded with arpeggio espressos which were served with delightful doughnuts and signature Vue de monde lamingtons. The Arpeggio's strong character and intense body made it the perfect coffee to have with the sweet treats.
Read about Nespresso’s new luxury boutique at the Emporium here.