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Meet the Chef

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Michael Hartnell

Michael has travelled the globe working in premier restaurants internationally. Most recently Michael has arrived from Melbourne’s renowned Eureka 89 as Executive Chef where Michael designed signature dishes for the degustation concept. Prior to being lured back to Australia Michael gained his reputation for quality and innovative dishes alongside Giorgio Locatelli at Locanda Locatelli, Daphne’s in London and the opening of Le Caprice in the Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue, New York City.

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dined on Sat, 11 May 2019

Fantastic meal, well executed by chefs, great service, lovely atmosphere

dined on Sun, 31 Mar 2019

Just a really amazing experience from start to finish. Nothing too much trouble, the views were amazing and the food absolutely stunning.

dined on Sat, 2 Mar 2019

The whole experience was delightful with excellent service and beautiful food!

dined on Sat, 9 Feb 2019

Excellent setting , menu choices , service , my one disappointment was on the limited choice of white wine by the glass . I don’t like Sauvignon Blanc and that only left one other so no choice . I asked about Chardonnay to be told not by the glass . We ordered a bottle of red for the meat eaters but I was having fish .

dined on Sat, 20 Jul 2019

Beautiful and brilliant service

dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Food ,service, views and wine were all excellent. Highly recommend and will come back again.

dined on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

Cannot fault this place! Best food we've ever tasted!
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$45pp 2 course estate lunch

2 course mid-week special,designed by Executive Chef Michael Hartnell. Entree & Main Course.
22 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2022
Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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$60pp 3 Course Mid-Week Special

Entree, Main & Dessert set menu designed by Executive Chef Michael Hartnell.
22 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2022
Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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2 course Estate Lunch $45pp

Entree & Main, set menu designed by Executive Chef Michael Hartnell, $45pp
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22 Aug 2018 - 22 Aug 2022
Wed, Thu, Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Tasting Experience

Tasting Experience - Savoury or Sweet Savoury $28pp Marron and potato salad, lime 2018 Surveyors White Fennel, nectarine, mozzarella 2010 Museum release Semillon Ricotta, capsicum, hazelnut 2018 Verdelho Beef carpaccio, oyster 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Lamb shoulder, caper 2016 Cabernet Merlot Sweet $31pp Goats cheese, sudachi, ginger 2017 Vintage Sparkling Lemon, pistachio, caramel Ruby chocolate, lychee, shortbread 2018 Rose Dark chocolate, mango Peanut, popcorn Pedro Ximenez
23 May 2019 - 23 May 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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About Wild Swan at Mandoon Estate

Time for Fine Dining Located in Caversham in the glorious wine country of the Swan Valley, outside Perth, Mandoon Estate is open from 10 AM to 5 PM which makes it an ideal spot for a long liquid lunch (so long as you’re not driving home). This is a restaurant that offers some of the finest à la carte dining in the Swan Valley. The decor of whites and creams is elegant and relaxing, with service to match. Their executive Chef Michael Hartnell has an impressive international CV that includes Daphne’s in London and Le Caprice in the Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue, New York. He has designed a beautifully constructed degustation menu in which each dish is matched with one of Mandoon Estate’s carefully selected wines. However discerning (or not) your palate might be, this is high-class nosh. For a surprising seafood sensation, try the chargrilled cuttlefish, with quinoa, samphire, khol rabi, and citrus tapioca. Best Dish: Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder



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