Melbourne’s iconic Eureka 89 partners with Australia’s premier producer of hand-milked freshwater caviar to celebrate July with style
Towering 300 metres above sea level, the Eureka 89 dining room has partnered with Yarra Valley Caviar, Australia’s premier producer of hand-milked freshwater caviar, to celebrate the month of July with Bollinger Champagne and breathtaking views of Melbourne.
Yarra Valley Caviar is Australia’s only producer of freshwater Atlantic salmon. Located at the base of the icy Rubicon River in the splendour of rural Victoria, the pioneer aquaculture farm is renowned for the way it uses sustainable and ethical practices to raise and milk its fish. In addition to Atlantic salmon, Yarra Valley Caviar harvests rainbow and brook trout roe to produce caviar that is heralded by chefs across the nation.
After reaching the age of three, each May every fish at the Yarra Valley Caviar farm is milked for roe. Thousands of fish are naturally sedated with clove oil, entirely milked by hand, then placed gently back in the ponds to spawn again the following year. This careful human touch allows the farm’s salmon and trout to spawn for up to 10 years, producing the acclaimed caviar that graces the dishes of the finest restaurants.
Throughout July, Renee Martillano, the award-winning executive chef of Eureka 89, will showcase Yarra Valley Caviar products alongside her chef’s tasting menus.
‘At Eureka 89, we are dedicated to collaborating with high-quality producers that use sustainable practices, which is why we’ve partnered with Yarra Valley Caviar. You can taste the authenticity in their products, from their robust Atlantic salmon caviar to the golden pearls of their brook trout. They’re also the exclusive importers of Polanco Caviar from Uruguay, a farm known for preparing their sturgeon feed with natural, local ingredients.’ – Renee Martillano
Eureka 89 offers a caviar tasting course upgrade to their chef’s tasting menus so that guests can also experience Yarra Valley Caviar during restaurant seatings on Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Alternatively, bookings are available in Eureka 89’s bar to match Bollinger Champagne or vodka with delectable Yarra Valley Caviar selections while enjoying the impressive 360-degree floor-to-ceiling view of Melbourne.
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