Dining Out: Joseph’s Restaurant, Werribee

by April@MyFoodTrail on May 14, 2009

in Dining Out, Modern European, Werribee

Joseph’s Restaurant
Sofitel Werribee Park Mansion Hotel
K Road, Werribee VIC
(03) 9731 4000

Cuisine: Modern European with Australian influences
BYO: No
Price: 2 courses $65, 3 courses $80
Parking: Free on-site parking at hotel
Visited: April 2009

Hubby has wanted to try out Joseph’s for quite some time, but due to its location, it wasn’t really worth the drive out to Werribee just for dinner. So when it was time to choose a place for my birthday getaway, I went with a nights stay at the Sofitel Werribee Park Mansion Hotel (Joseph’s is located in the hotel)!

The lighting was extremely dim in the restaurant, and while it sets the atmosphere for a romantic dinner, it was a hindrance for my food photos! Anyway, I still managed to get some photos but unfortunately no detailed menu descriptions of the food which is a shame.

There was a selection of 6 entrees, 6 mains and 6 desserts. Even though it may not be a wide selection, every dish sounded divine so we already had a hard time choosing from 6 options!

For entree, I ordered the parmesan soufflé with a creamy mustard seed sauce. I have never had a savoury soufflé so I have no comparison, but OMG this was so, so good! The soufflé was just perfect, light and fluffy and just the right amount of parmesan to make it full of flavour without being overpowering. I especially liked the golden crust on the outside.

Parmesan Soufflé

Hubby ordered the seared scallops for his entree which was accompanied with a small piece of white chocolate and a small bit of sweet bread. All the flavours went well together and the scallops were cooked to perfection.

Seared Scallops

For my main, I ordered the Kingfish which was served on a bed of carrots, greens and shitake mushrooms in an Asian style sauce. You could tell the fish was very fresh – it was so juicy and the flesh flaked off easily.

Kingfish with an asian style sauce

Hubby ordered the barramundi with a slow roasted pork. The slow roasted pork was just heavenly with its melt in the mouth texture. The barramundi was also very fresh.

Barramundi with slow roasted pork

We also ordered a side of garlic kipfler potatoes which were quite bland tasting and the potatoes were too chunky.

Garlic kipfler potatoes

We both really enjoyed the fine food and the great service. If not for Joseph’s being so far away, we would definitely return.

Over & Out, Rilsta xx

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Maria@TheGourmetChallenge May 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm

wow, that souffle looks so yummy. I love savory souffle’s, mush more than the sweet version. And both those fish have such a beautiful crust. nom nom, crispy fish skin.

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Rilsta May 17, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I normally push my fish skin to the side, but you’re right, they were so crispy I couldn’t resist!

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