Destination dining in the true sense of the word, that delivers on all counts.
If you’re looking for the whole package, the vineyard lunch with all the bells and whistles, it’s hard to go past Frui Momento at Cherubino winery. It has that grand sweeping view of a rose garden (complete with frolicking parrots and kookaburras) and sunlit vines, surrounding a large lake with a striking sculpture of an angelic diving diva. It has the fantastic service, neither awkwardly formal nor too laid back, just the perfect middle ground where knowledge and friendliness meet. And it definitely has the food, with a menu that’s more fun and flexible than many of the more classic nearby options.
If you’re looking for the whole package, the vineyard lunch with all the bells and whistles, it’s hard to go past Frui Momento.
There are multiple seafood nibbles on offer: sweet raw scampi with nori and pickles; lovely poached scallops nestled in a pile; grilled octopus; caviar service. If you’re lucky enough to be there in spring, you’ll find gorgeous spears of asparagus served with stracciatella and brown butter; if it’s a winter visit, black truffle will be available to adorn your risotto-like koshihikari rice. Sweet-fleshed toothfish might come with salted radish and seaweed, its skin crisp and shattery. If you’re looking to tick all those boxes – food, service, setting – then this is the place.