LATEST FROM THE VILLAGE CAFE
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and encouragement during this very difficult time of Covid lockdown. All of us at the café do appreciate it, and we love catching up, even if through those pesky masks !
We are full of hope (but not overly optimistic !) that we will be allowed to open for sit down meals from the 26th October and so are making plans for that. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime we are maintaining enthusiasm for our takeaway offerings. We have a delicious roast pumpkin, spinach & pine nut lasagne and a spicy Sri Lankan chicken curry added to the take home menus along with the ever popular confit duck and beef cheek bourguignon. There is also a return of the wood-fired garlic prawn pizza which will make a lot of people happy. All our pizzas are great to take home and heat up but are also a delicious option for lunch - we can cook it and give it to you ready to eat in the park with your household and maybe a couple of friends from one other house.
I am sure that everyone has noticed that we have used the lockdown period to try out a large number of new and exciting cakes and sweet things. Chef Rodney's donuts have achieved instant fame, and lemon tarts, chocolate eclairs, sticky buns, and lemon blueberry tea cakes have all made appearances in the cake fridge. We have concentrated on small bites as no one is able to host large parties at the moment, and a little of what you like goes a long way ! Many people have taken advantage of our 'sweet treats' box as a gift or just as a bit of self indulgence to keep our spirits up.
We have great plans for the summer when we are finally able to open. We plan to use both the front area and the back decks during the busy periods as everyone will still need to be spaced well apart, and our menu will reflect a casual and relaxed vibe for the warmer months.
I hope you will consider us for your Christmas catering or perhaps for that small dinner party when we are allowed to entertain in a few weeks ! We are more than happy to put together special packages designed for your personal gatherings. What David and I are now really enjoying are picnics with another couple (but perhaps not this weekend !) and if you would like us to put a picnic pack together (crayfish roll anyone ?) just let us know.
The other innovation is that we are converting the back room into a Christmas retail area. The space will be full of wine - some fabulous bargains as well as just fabulous wine. As you know, David's wine list is second to none on the peninsula in terms of variety and quality. The current specials are shown below. There will also be a selection of Christmas fruit cakes, mince tarts and other deliciousness from our kitchens for gifts or for your own table. Remember that we offer free local delivery !
All the best, and do stay warm, dry and safe !
Angela & David Marshall
Opening Hours From 15th July 2020:
OPEN FOR TAKE-AWAY AND DELIVERY ONLY
Monday & Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday to Sunday : 9.00am to 2.00pm
VCF WEEKLY WINE SPECIALS
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water”
One of the great wine quotes, now over 450 years old. Made by the pioneering scientist and astronomer, Galileo, he obviously drank pretty well all that time ago.
To order, email on or ring David on 0416 178 547.