We left our plans rather last minute for our trip up to Bright, so as a result by the time I started making calls to all the local restaurants that we wanted to try out, our options were rather limited. In the end, I decided to call up the Range Restaurant in Myrtleford, a little town half an hour from Bright to try our luck. We got in.
Onto the food. I’ll talk about what was noteworthy, which was nearly every course.
Top row – trout was lovely with crispy skin, raviolo was what one would expect. They were nice, but nothing extraordinary
Second row – Stuffed zuchini flowers were crispy and delicious. Very well seasoned. The salad. The salad!! I would have to say that it was the best salad that I had ever eaten and it was one of the simplest as well! Cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, croutons, red onions and some dressing. The croutons were amazingly crunchy and surprisingly did not get soggy even towards the end when they were swimming in the dressing. How did they achieve that? And the dressing was an amazing of sweet and tangy and just… delicious! I enquired about the dressing and was informed that it was a mix of olive oil and vincotto. Will definitely be attempting to emulate this.
Third row – scallops with chorizo. Lovely scallops but I felt the chorizo was a bit too distracting. Steak which was fairly run off the mill.
Fourth Row – Chestnut linguine and an apple sandwich. The linguine was quite nice and quite different (not something you see on the menu every day) but not extraordinary. The apple sandwich dessert was fairly interesting – puff pastry sheets that were baked with weights on them to produce a thin crispy sheet and spheres of apples sandwiched between them. I liked how it was plated and it tasted as what one would expect.
Overall, I have to say I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely say it is worth a visit if you are ever up in that region. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful – they even allowed me to bring home the scallop shells when I requested for them (I want them for props for my next photography project). Would love to dine here again one day.