In a Nut Shell
Panoramic views, sublime combinations of flavors and textures, amazing wine list, professional but relaxed service; La Pétanque has become a destination on the Mornington Peninsula.
Award winning restaurant ‘La Pétanque’ was established in 2006 by owners Philippe and Judy Marquet. • Chef's Hat in the Age Good Food Guide in 2012 and 2013. • Gourmet Traveller ‘Best Regional Wine List of the Year’ in 2009
Head Chef Daniel Kerekes knows how to turn locally grown produce into meals sublime in flavor and texture. The results are stunning, bringing spice and complexity to south of France flavors. The fusion is surprising, such as the fricassée of langoustines, lamb sweetbreads, cauliflower cream, capers, seeds, honey, xeres and elderberry vinaigrette.
Set on a beautiful original winery, the twenty-acre property has you feeling you could be in Tuscany or in Provence. The elegant new dining room, deck and terrace are immersed in nature. With floor to ceiling windows and sweeping countryside views the restaurant is overlooking the estate vineyard, a nearby olive grove and the Pétanque pitch (The Provencal game of Boules).
La Pétanque has become the perfect place for a leisurely dining experience.