After reading a review in the local paper, I decided to take an impromptu tour to a local restaurant that had the promise of something different.
Potager did not disappoint. The atmosphere is a mix of urban, country and seaside and the decor is chic and contemporary. Looking out the window, you see the old-fashioned power lines, a few cows, and a view out to the sea.
Our booking was impromptu – booked at 12 arrived at 1.30. Mind you, we did take a small detour given that I am navigationally challenged. This added to the day and opened us up to the opportunity of a bush walk in the area along Hogan’s Road.
On arrival, Peter was a most gracious host. Our table overlooked the deck and gave us a view over Lake Cobaki, Bilinga and on forever to the horizon. A lazy black cow munched obliviously in the distance and the sun provided a glorious light across the room.
The meals were well portioned. A side of onion rings with milk butter was a great starter. Richer than the usual onion rings they provided a hint of things to come.
The Beef Cheeks melted in our mouths while the locally caught snapper was moist and very tasty.
I continue to be surprised at how the vegetables from a home garden manage to taste so divine. The tomatoes were succulent and so rich and small marigold petals that add a unique flavour to the dish. The side dish of brussel sprouts even managed to create a convert to the humble sprout.
Potager is a wonderful mix of all that the Tweed has to offer. Locally grown, caught, and prepared in a space that is a mix of old world and contemporary. Well worth a visit.