Biota Dining

We visited Biota about a month ago now when we were enroute from Canberra to Sydney. The 6 (read 13) course  degustation menu features mostly seafood dishes (there was only one meat dish), which is surprising given its location in inland NSW surrounded by farm land and paddocks. Having said that though, the dishes did feature some ingredients which were sourced from their own gardens and the local area.

I’ve previously only known Biota for its degustation menu, it also has a more casual lunch / BBQ menu, which may be more suited for a Stop Revive Survive lunch break rather than its 3 hour degustation counterpart. The best part of the casual variety is you get to sit outside on the terrace overlooking their idyllic garden, pond, vegetable patch and hen enclosure.

Smoked Dory Roe and Charcoal – wow!! the powerful smokiness and salty fishiness made this tiny dish soo tasty and addictive, I definitely could have eaten more
Warm Spanner Crab and Creamed Hen Eggs (from the Biota’s own farm) – a collective favourite. The egg was so comforting, being warm, soft and lightly flavoured. There were also plenty of crab meat that tasted fresh and sweet.
Stretched curds made from local milk, urchin and zucchini blossoms
Southern Calamari, garlic scapes, avocado and sea blight
Leeks cooked in kelp butter, beach plants and saltbush
Blackmore rib meat, wasabi leaves and steeped plums
Corn Softie with local olive oil – served in a cold, stone bowl. This is meant as a palate cleanser, and it was so refreshing!! Just slightly sweet, with the buckwheat and olive oil lending an unexpected bitterness to the dish. I think this would be really lovely on a hot summer day.
Milk and honey, using honey from their own beehive
Pine Caramels

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