44 PARINGA RD, RED HILL SOUTH 5989 2669 PARINGAESTATE.COM.AU
A handsome renovation has injected new energy into one of the peninsula’s more quietly impressive vineyard restaurants.
Deep-diving into the cellar filled with estate hits has always been a highlight of a meal here, though now, with its windows into the barrel room and picture-perfect vista out front, the dining room lives up to the wines.
As does chef Julian Hills’ deliciously quirky and generous fare, whether it’s deftly cooked octopus with chorizo and cape gooseberries, or a show-stopping smoked apple mousse that’s elegant and artful. Just like those pinots. ■ Must-eat dish Apple mousse ■ Price $$ ■ Cuisine Contemporary ■ Chef Julian Hills ■ Bookings Yes ■ Open Lunch Wed-sun; dinner Fri-sat ■ Instagram @paringaestate