The Providore Swan Bay Farm (Invited)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

The Providore Swan Bay Farm used to be the succesful Scarvelli Cafe, now transformed to Clare's dream to bring the ultimate country to the city. It's the ultimate paddock to plate. Through the family Swan Bay Farm at Bellarine Peninsula, she make her dream come true in her local home area. They served wonderful selections of breakfast and lunch as well as take home meals and other produce such as chutney, honey, jam and more. The Providore philosophy is simple. To work with the most passionate and committed suppliers and manufacturers of exceptional produce, made with ingredients that are grown and sourced ethically, therefore giving our customers great products with their story.

I enjoyed my previous visit to Scarvelli and quite excited when Carlos invited me in again for the brand new The Providore Swan Bay. Upon entering the cafe, my eyes fly onto the various produce they sell. I know I want to buy some of that home for sure. But first, coffee. As previously, it was warm, creamy with a strong coffee taste.

Soup of The Day; Vanilla Bean & Charred Leek with Bread ($11.5). It was a cold and rainy day, a hot creamy rich soup was so perfect for the day. It comes in a very generous serving, that I have to bring some home. The crunchy bread provide a nice touch.

Swan Bay Corned Silverside - smoked marrow & cheddar croquettes, rocket, slow roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy leek ($18). The croquettes has a slide crispiness contrasting to a creamy inside with a nice refreshing soury salad as a garnish. It's a well combine dish.

Pan Seared Barramundi - chorizo, bean cassoulet, tomato, fennel cream ($23). Very well cooked crispy skin barramundi. I love it so much. Amazingly the combination of chorizo and bean cassoulet with super creamy fennel cream, match perfectly with the light fish. This is a dish that I would love to order again.

House Roasted Granola - strawberry, vanilla bean panna cotta, sugar rock poached pear ($13.5). Yes, I could not skip panna cotta, again. But, oh well I did not regret it even a bit since it comes in a very generous size and the panna cotta was perfectly made. Jiggly, creamy but remain light with perfectly poached pear. I do think they put too much granola but not enough fresh fruit on the plate.

Yet again, The Providore Swan Bay Farm managed to impress me. I did bought their beef bourguignon and beef lasagna home for my family. Cheers, for the new venture Claire! 

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The Providore Swan Bay Farm
143 Whitehorse Rd
Deepdene, VIC 3103