UPDATE: In late February 2019, Hugh Allen (winner of the 2015 Gault&Millau Potentialist of the Year) was appointed as Executive Chef at Vue de monde.
Prodigiously talented Executive Chef Justin James, with both Eleven Madison Park and noma on his résumé, now leads the kitchen team at Shannon Bennett’s Vue de monde.
The stellar view from Rialto’s 55th floor sparkles like a diamond; however, it is not long before the exceptional team of hospitality professionals at Vue draw you back to the beauty that is on your plate.
The chef’s tasting menu commences with a series of snacks ranging from exquisite winter vegetables smoked in paperbark to a sublime mud crab snag with kohlrabi and tarragon. The divine marron showcased two ways features Jerusalem artichoke, with Geraldton wax and desert lime as the switch-up, and is flawlessly executed. Exquisite potato cylinders, with smoked eel, watercress emulsion and garnished with Yarra Valley salmon roe, hit the mark for innovation. The memorable David Blackmore Wagyu tongue, garnished with lashings of truffle, elevates offal to a new level, while the tender suckling pig, served within a cabbage with Dijon mustard and kimchi, delivers another dish with superb texture and balance.