MORNING, noon or night, Milano’s On The Lake is a popular spot for sitting back, enjoying a bite and watching the world pass by.
Soak up views of the Watagans or simply enjoy the lake vista at Pelican at the eatery that has had new owner Claire Rampling at the helm since August. She has injected new life into the waterfront restaurant, a new look and new website, and has removed surcharges on Sundays and public holidays, and made the eatery disabled-friendly.
Milano’s On The Lake is popular for weddings and functions, as well as being available for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Below is the recently launched weekend breakfast menu. Go to the website to see the degustation and a la carte menus. Dishes on offer include quail with an orange saffron glaze and a bed of red pilaf rice, roquette parmesan salad and a quail egg crouton; 16-hour slow cooked lamb – brisket seared lamb backstrap with ratatouille, green beans and rosemary jus; and deconstructed tiramisu – coffee panna cotta, chocolate brulee, mascarpone gelato, baileys jelly, almond biscotti and salted caramel.
Weekend breakfast: Eggs Benedict with leg ham or smoked salmon – two soft poached eggs, baby spinach and hollandaise sauce $15; velvet pancakes – vanilla pancakes with berry compote, chantilly cream and maple syrup $16; Milano’s Big Breakfast with eggs, bacon, pork sausage, field mushroom, truss tomato, toast and a hash brown $20; deluxe omelette with leg ham and grana padano cheese or wild mushroom and herb served with toast and rocket salad $15; bacon and eggs on fresh toast choice of two eggs, two rashers of bacon on sourdough toast $12. Available 8am to 11am.
MILANO’S ON THE LAKE
Address: 89 Soldiers Road, Pelican.
Open: Wednesday to Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday for breakfast and lunch.
Owned by:Claire Rampling.
Head Chef:Dean Jackson.