The collaborative teamwork and finesse of Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland (both ex-Jacques Reymond) is evident in every dish that leaves the pass at Woodland House, which has now firmly established its own culinary identity.
Those who prematurely called time on fine dining have clearly not experienced the grandeur of a big night out in one of Prahran’s most prestigious Victorian mansions, where every room exudes the charm of that indulgent era.
Classic techniques and innovative combinations underpin both the à la carte and tasting menus. The seductive aromatics and layering of flavours of the spanner crab, miso and rapeseed oil set the tone for the journey ahead. Similarly, salt-baked onion, with astutely grilled abalone and smoked oyster, features a nuanced balance of flavours and textures. The Cape Grim beef with buttered potato, radish and black salt delivers good clarity of flavours, before the sublime texture of the more-ish suckling pig steals the show.
PSST! Let their impressive sommelier assist you in navigating around the well-curated wine list, or opt for the matching wine flight to accompany your degustation.