Ballara Menu – Sit Down Wedding Menu

GF- Gluten Free      DF – Dairy Free     NF – Nut Free     V – Vegetarian


Served with freshly baked dinner rolls

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni (V/N)
Topped with basil napoli, cheese bechamel & shaved parmesan

Prawn & Leek Agnolotti
Served with fresh cherry tomatoes & vodka cream sauce

Gnocchi Fromage (V)
Gnocchi with a mild gorgonzola cream sauce and roasted walnuts

Tuscan Beef Rigatoni (NF)
Slow-cooked in red wine, rigatoni pasta & shaved parmesan

Smoked Chicken Risotto (GF/NF)
Spicy chroizo, leek, garden pea & parmesan

Primavera Risotto (V/GF)
White wine creamy risotto with seasonal greens, goats curd & pine nuts

Dukkha Spiced Lamb Cutlet
Served with Moroccan couscous, pomegranate & cucumber raita

Slow Cooked BBQ Spiced Beef Brisket (NF/GF)
Barbecue sauce served on a potato rosti with sriracha mayo, rocket & radish salad

Spanish Leek & Parmesan Croquettes / Jamon croquettes
With saffron aioli & micro salad greens

Buttermilk Fried Chicken (NF)
Smoky potato salad, jalapeno & a chipotle maple dressing

Katsu Chicken
Asian slaw, tonkatsu dressing, kewpie mayo

Teriyaki Barramundi Fillet (DF)
Served on wilted Asian greens & teriyaki sauce

Salmon Caprese (NF/GF)
Topped with cherry tomato, bocconcini & basil salad drizzled with balsamic reduction

Confit Five-Spice Duck (DF)
Served with rocket, watercress and mint salad with cucumber ribbons, pomegranate seeds, & drizzled with a hoisin vinaigrette

5 Spice Pork Belly
Served with a bao bun, pickled veg & peanut brittle & hoisin sauce

Chefs Tasting Plate
Pork belly, Spanish croquette, ricotta & spinach cannelloni
(served to all guests) – Included in Prestige Package or $2.00 per person for Estate Package.

Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Entree
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Main Courses are served with a quality seasonal vegetable chosen to complement each dish

Chicken Prosciutto (NF/GF)
Three-cheese-filled chicken breasts wrapped in prosciutto with potato & white bean cassoulet

Laksa Spiced Chicken (DF)
Served on Hokkien noodles with laksa sauce, topped with bean shoots & coriander

Butter Seared Chicken (NF)
Wild mushroom, brioche & thyme filling with mushroom crème sauce & fondant potato

Glazed Duck Breast (NF)
Honey soy ginger sauce resting on a red cabbage ragout

Miso Glazed Barramundi (NF/GF)
Wasabi aioli on a potato & green onion pancake

Seared Salmon (DF)
With black sesame rice & a ginger soy sauce

Twice Cooked Pork belly
Served on creamy potato, coconut puree with a galangal chilli caramel

Tandoori Lamb Fillet
Chickpea, sweet potato masala, coriander yogurt and crispy rice noodles

Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib (NF)
Served on pea smash with red wine teriyaki sauce & sweet zucchini pickle

Slow Cooked Roast Beef (NF/GF)
With red wine & mushroom jus accompanied by pave potato

Lamb Shank (NF/GF)
Cooked with sumac, rosemary and pomegranate molasses & served on garlic potato mash

Eye Fillet Red Wine Jus (NF/GF)
Caramelised balsamic shallots & potato galette (250gm) (+$10.00pp)

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Butter Seared Chicken
Slow Roast Beef
Miso Glazed Barramundi

Main Sides – Optional

Main Sides

Optional salads or vegetables $35.00 per table

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley (V/NF/GF/DF)
Steamed Asian Vegetables with ginger and garlic (V/GF/DF)
Cauliflower with spiced seeds and lemon dressing (V/GF/DF)
Roast chat potatoes with rosemary sea salt (V/NF/GF/DF)
Roasted garlic mash (V/NF/GF)
Garden Salad (V/NF/GF/DF)
Greek Salad (V/NF/GF)
Rocket Parmesan & Roasted Walnut Salad (V/GF/DF)

Optional Extras

Price per table

Antipasto platter – $85
Fruit platter – $75
Fruit & cheese platter – $85
Grazing station – $10 per person for chosen number of guests
Trio of dips platter with Turkish Bread and Crudités – $50
Seafood platter – P.O.A.


Chocolate Pudding (V)
Caramel-centred chocolate pudding with a salted caramel sauce, caramel popcorn & vanilla bean ice cream

Custard Kataifi (V)
Aromatic custard filling encased in kataifi pastry with orange blossom syrup and pistachios

Rhubarb and Strawberry Cheesecake (V)
Baked cheesecake served with a rhubarb & strawberry compote, white chocolate mousse & berry coulis

Traditional Tiramisu (V)
Savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee liqueur topped with mascarpone cream & shaved chocolate

Red Velvet Pudding (V)
Filled with cream cheese & white chocolate ganache served with raspberry coulis & ice cream

White Chocolate & Macadamia Cheesecake (V)
Accompanied by roasted macadamia praline & salted caramel sauce

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie (V)
Served with choc fudge sauce, honey joy snap & vanilla ice cream

Salted Caramel Mousse (V)
Layers of crunchy pretzel crumb and caramel mousse drizzled with salted caramel sauce & topped off with a delicious caramel popcorn pretzel treat

Sticky Date and Banana Pudding (V)
With butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream & banana crisps

Bounty Tart (V)
Sweet shortbread tart with a rich coconut centre & topped with chocolate ganache

Pandan-Infused Coconut Panna Cotta  (GF)
Served with tropical fruit & lemongrass syrup

Lemon Meringue (NF)
Sweet shortbread tart filled with tangy lemon curd, topped with fluffy meringue

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Dessert_Pretzel crumb Caramel Mousse
Chocolate Brownie
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Roaming Desserts

Chef’s selection of six items, or you choose three items, roaming style. 

Churros with cinnamon sugar & chocolate dipping sauce, lemon meringue tart, assorted profiteroles 

Seasonal fruit crème patisserie tart, dainty chocolate eclairs, baked cheesecake bites

French donuts with coffee sugar, lemon curd drops, chocolate pistachio tart


Dessert Tasting Plate

This option is in lieu of 50/50 service of plated desserts. Each guest will still receive an individual plate, but each plate will have three mini desserts. Included in Prestige Package or $2.00 per person for Estate Package.

You can select from either a Mixed Trio or a Chocaholic Trio and the chef will then create the plates for your special day.

Dessert Sharing Platters

Choose 1 item from the three sections below. Served sharing style to the centre of each table.
Dessert sharing platter is included in Feasting & Prestige Package or $2.00 per person for Estate Menu.

Selection 1 – Shot Glass

Raspberry Panna Cotta (GF/NF)
Coffee Tiramisu
Salted Caramel Panna Cotta (GF)
Choc Mint Mousse

Selection 2- Individual Tarts

Lemon Tart
Blackberry Frangipani
Mini Éclairs

Selection 3- Torts and Cheesecakes

Day & Night Chocolate Mousse Gateau
Passionfruit Cheesecake (GF)
Tim Tam Torte


Ballara Receptions beverage packages all include ice water, soft drinks & orange juice 

Ballara House Beverage Package

(Included as standard in package)

Included in our standard house range are:
White: Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Moscato
Red: Shiraz Cabernet & Cabernet Merlot
Bubbly available throughout the whole function
A range of heavy beers, light beer, soft drinks, waters & juice
Upgrades to our House beverage package also available

Spirits can be added in for the duration of your wedding.