I started with the Mercury Sweet cider. I found it to have a subtle flavour, but I still prefer Pipsqueak cider by Little Creatures. I know my friend Alana prefers Mercury to Pipsqueak, but at the end of the day, it's like wine; it's down to your own personal tastes. I like the bitterness that Pipsqueak has, but I also like beer; Alana, on the other hand, does not. (Not that there is anything wrong with that! I still love you Alana!)
Beef & Cascade Stout Pie - $23.00
Served with sauteed root vegetables.
I was expecting a pie in pastry, but this pie was just as good. Very tender beef chunks, smothered in a delicious gravy with a nice stout flavour. It worked well with the mash potato on the top of the pie, and the tomato relish.
Grill Rump Steak - $19.50
Served with potato and a medley of vegetables.
(Steaks served with mushroom or pepper sauce; or Maitre de hotel butter)
Mum and Dad both got the steak, after seeing another table munching away on their steaks. They both enjoyed the steak, but had trouble identifying one of the vegetables it was served with. When the waitress came to clear away the dish, Mum asked what it was. It was swede, a nice alternative to your standard potato.
I thought the menu at Cascade would be better. I was expecting great food like at Little Creatures Brewery, where the food matched the beer perfectly. It was a pleasant dining experience however, with a lovely atmosphere, and my free 3 samples of beers and cider.
140 Cascade Road
Telephone: (03) 6224 1117
Tours of the brewery run twice daily; 11am and 1pm. Bookings are essential.