916 Glenferrie Rd, Kew
It's refreshing to see a place like Cru Cafe & Wine Bar. Tucked away in the quiet end of Glenferrie Rd, Kew is a traditional style bistro European bistro dishing out simple, no frills food and very reasonable prices.
Although the crew behind the bar and at the kitchen are mostly Italian, the food is a mix of different European influences, including Spanish churros and Greek hamouli.
They offer an equally varied wine selection from across Europe and Australia, which you can sample before making your selection.
|King ceviche cured with lime and coconut|
The lime and coconut cured ceviche served with cantaloupe melon was a refreshing starter. Really nice, simple flavours put together to enhance the softness of the fish. A dish I could eat a mountain of.
|Zucchini and prosciutto roll|
Zucchini and prosciutto rolls with pumpkin seed and ricotta were also simple and fresh. A combination of textures and flavours that worked well together effortlessly.
|Duck two ways|
For something more substantial, the confit leg duck and duck lasagna with sweet & sour cabbage and carrot marmalade hit the spot.
The duck was tenderly cooked to perfection and the lasagne (first time I ever tried the duck variation) was incredibly light and flavoursome. I quite liked sides of carrot and cabbage. Cooked in different methods, they added complexity to the dish and a healthy serve of veggies.
Dessert was perhaps not as impressive as the savoury dishes. The white chocolate semifreddo was on the bland side.
Overall, we had a lovely meal at a lovely chilled out restaurant that I recommend around the Kew area. I've also been to Cru a few times for lunch and their lunch menu is even more affordable and very quick to come out.