Pt. Leo Estate’s Laura and Pt. Leo Restaurant Re-Open in time for Summer Dining
Bookings Open Thursday 3rd November 2022
Pt. Leo Estate has announced Laura and Pt. Leo Restaurant will re-open mid-December for the summer season after having been closed for more than six months.
Guests can expect the exact attention to detail the Pt. Leo Estate team is known for and, of course, the incredible 180-degree views over the 130-hectare Sculpture Park to Westernport Bay remain.
The esteemed Laura is Pt. Leo Estate’s most refined expression of dining, where art meets the sea in a story told through impeccable produce. Laura offers guests an unhurried dining experience that elevates the simple luxuries of time, space and attention.
Pt. Leo Estate’s Culinary Director, Josep Espuga, connects with guests of Laura with the flavours of the Mornington Peninsula region through a carefully curated offer that changes with the passing of the seasons. Expect to see Josep’s passion for championing local foragers, gardeners, and farmers alongside the finest available ingredients from both Australia and abroad feature on Laura’s multi-course menu.
Laura’s well-regarded wine list, curated by Head Sommelier, Amy Oliver, traverses the globe with a strong focus on Victoria and a compelling by-the-glass offering, making world-class drops accessible to all. Obscure, esoteric producers are given the same respect as their classic counterparts with diners being encouraged to explore different regions and varietals.
Pt. Leo Restaurant is the flagship modern bistro and vibrant culinary heart of Estate. The menu celebrates the Mornington Peninsula’s finest produce to deliver a contemporary a-la-carte offering built around striking the wood-fired oven and chargrill. The menu is often complemented by what’s best that day such as lobster or wagyu from local suppliers and paired with an award-winning wine list that showcases the best from every region in Victoria including wine progressions.
Josep said: “We are close to finalising our menus for Laura, Pt. Leo Restaurant, and our family-friendly Wine Terrace coming into warmer weather you will no doubt see produce from the land, including berries, olive oil and all sorts of seasonal vegetables from our farms. We will also source produce from the finest local and international producers like our mussels, rock lobster and sea urchin from Port Phillip Bay, cheeses from local dairy farms and our own bread made with local flour from Tuerong.
“The main focus on both menus will be the produce we use and the people behind it. More than ever, we are working closely with the farmers and producers from the Mornington Peninsula with which we have fostered and established strong relationships to compliment the best of ingredients throughout Australia and abroad. Of course, our wood fired oven and chargrill also will still play an important role in our kitchen and the way we cook.”
The Pt. Leo Pavilion, a temporary dining space that serves a bountiful shared menu, will continue to serve guests right up until the relaunch of the Pt. Leo Estate venues.
The Pavilion is open seven days for lunch, as well as for dinner on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Diners can expect the attention to detail the Pt. Leo Estate team is known for, enjoying a $95 sharing menu that includes a selection of entrees, two mains, sides and dessert.
On weekends the Pt. Leo Estate Cellar Door welcomes visitors to enjoy over the counter ‘snackettes’, and on Saturday nights, a Champagne, Cocktail and Caviar Bar.
General Manager, Roger Lancia, said: “It’s been a tough couple of years, but we are so excited to welcome everyone back to this very unique place, in our special corner of the Mornington Peninsula.
“There is nowhere in Australia you can find such spectacular art, food and wine with a such a stunning backdrop; and delivered by such a magnificent team of hospitality professionals. This feels less like a re-opening of a space, but more of an opening of a new business. Our team is full of excitement and enthusiasm. We are proud of all the that the Pavilion has achieved and while we will miss it, we can’t wait to get back to delivering the best of our region’s ingredients along with our iconic all-welcoming service. We can’t wait to see you all again soon.”
Bookings for both Pt. Leo Restaurant and Laura will open from 3 November with Pt. Leo Restaurant re-opening from 7 December and Laura, 16 December.