Restaurant Cuvee (Peterson House) – Cnr Broke Road & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin (Hunter Valley). http://www.petersonhouse.com.au
What’s the perfect way to start a weekend in the glorious Hunter Valley? In my opinion, the champagne breakfast at Restaurant Cuvee, which is attached to the Valley’s much loved Peterson House.
Peterson House, known for its extensive list of sparkling wines, is one place I always visit when I go to the Hunter. It’s a beautiful property – the cellar door, chocolate shop and restaurant are all attached to each other. If you manage to get a seat in the outside area of the restaurant – the view is amazing. This was the first time I tried their breakfast – I was not disappointed!
What we ate & drank:
- Champagne breakfast ($28): free range eggs, bacon, mushrooms, spinach, tomato, hash brown & thick cut toast w/ chocolates & a glass of sparkling wine. Essentially a ‘big breakfast’ with the works, a great way to start a day of wine tasting For the wine, N chose the pink blush – a pink, sweeter sparkling that seemed to be very popular with the females in the restaurant. A box of 2 chocolate was a nice touch.
- Eggs benedict ($20): free range poached eggs, bacon & fresh spinach on thick cut toast, topped with Hollandaise sauce. Eggs benny is generally my favourite so I ordered this and added a sparkling wine – the cuvee ($8) – which is more crisp than the pink blush – to make my own champagne breakfast. A very nicely done eggs benny.
- Light Start ($14): organic muesli tossed in apple juice & yoghurt served with berry compote. A healthier option, with a very well done bircher muesli in apple juice, the highlight being the berry compote – so yum!
- Mocha ($4.50): was what you would an expect a mocha to be, a bit pricey in my opinion at $4.50.
the verdict: 7.5/10 – a top sparkling breakfast – a great way to start your hunter weekend.
dont forget to order: the champagne breakfast
to try next time: ‘nuts and spices’ – free range fried eggs sprinkled with house made dukkah on toast w/ tomato relish and lime