A must-visit destination for food and wine lovers, the regional restaurant offers romantic views, award-winning wines and produce-driven cooking
The Dining Room at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, has opened for summer bookings, with the restaurant offering picturesque views and a menu by Executive Chef Diego Cossio that heroes produce from the gourmet region of the Mornington Peninsula.
Executive Chef at The Dining Room since early 2022, Cossio’s extensive career spans over 16 years. Cossio made a name for himself at a number of elevated dining venues, including Gimlet, Marion Wine Bar, Quay and Tetsuya, as well as the Michelin-starred international establishments such as The Ledbury in London and Whitegrass Restaurant in Singapore. His cuisine centres around fresh, seasonal produce with a touch of Cossio’s Peruvian flair.
“There is no denying that regional dining is having a moment, and The Dining Room certainly reaps the benefits of its location. We have access to some of the best ingredients in Victoria and it is our goal to be an ambassador for the region. We want to celebrate the Mornington Peninsula, and offer tantalising experiences for diners who make the journey here. It is a perfect destination for regional escapes, weekends away, and the end-of-year break,” says Julian Clark, CEO of The Lancemore Group.
The summer degustation menu begins with Cossio’s homemade sourdough, created from an eight-year-old starter named ‘Matilda’, before a showcase of seasonal produce from the paddock, with dishes including;
- New season asparagus, buffalo milk, grapefruit, Kampot pepper, Geraldton wax
- “Roaring Forties” lamb loin, artichoke, celtuce and Avruga
- Fraser Island spanner crab, cucumber gazpacho, green almonds, horseradish
- Hiramasa kingfish sashimi, pickled wombok stem, lemonade fruit, fermented chilli
- Kipfler potatoes, oca, parsley butter
- Witlof, Nashi pear, horseradish, crackling
- Dark chocolate, coconut, cherries
The menu can be paired with a selection of award-winning Lindenderry Wines, produced from its 30-year-old vineyard or guests can also select from the extensive wine list, featuring some of the best Australian and international wines. The list was developed by Jacquie Lewis, previously Head Sommelier for the Alain Ducasse Group in France and creator of the wine and sake program at Zuma, Dubai.
The Dining Room is available for lunch from Friday to Sunday between 12pm to 3pm and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday between 6pm to 11pm. Book online via www.lancemore.com.au/lindenderry-red-hill/the-dining-room or call p: 03 5989 2933.