Ballara Menu – Platinum and Diamond Sit Down Menu


served with freshly baked dinner rolls

Entrees – Soup


Pumpkin Soup  
Roast pumpkin, caramelised onion topped with sour cream & croutons

Minestrone Soup  
Traditional minestrone soup served with shaved parmesan & parmesan crisp

Potato and Bacon Soup 
Potato and bacon soup topped with prosciutto shards

Chicken and Corn Soup
Chicken & corn soup with garlic butter croutons

Asian Wonton Soup
Chicken broth with pork wontons and Asian greens

Indian red lentil soup with fresh coriander and yoghurt

Entrees – Pasta & Risotto

Chorizo and Roast Pumpkin Risotto
White wine creamy risotto with chorizo, roasted pumpkin, green peas & feta cheese

Duck, Merlot and Mushroom Ravioli
Duck, merlot and mushroom ravioli served with a reduced red wine, mushroom and pancetta sauce

Smoked Chicken & Sundried Tomato Agnolotti
Sundried tomato and ricotta agnolloti with a smoked chicken and creamy tomato sugo sauce

Broccolini & Proscuitto Orecchiette
Orecchiette pasta with a warm parmesan breadcrumb topping, crisp proscuitto and broccolini

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni with a tomato and basil Napoli and shaved parmesan

Sage Butter Tortellini
Veal and sage tortellini with a spinach, cherry, tomato, Goat’s cheese and brown sage butter sauce

Mushroom and Spinach Risotto
Creamy risotto with white wine, mushroom, sundried tomato, spinach & Goat’s cheese

Gnocchi Fromage
Gnocchi with a mild gorgonzola cream sauce and roasted walnuts

Entrées continued


Caramelised Onion Tart
Caramelised onion with Goat’s cheese tart, tomato chutney & reduced balsamic with roquette salad

Open Chicken Spring Roll
Marinated chicken strips, Asian herb and julienne salads with a Thai lime & coriander dressing

Lamb Ragu
Lamb ragu served on fried polenta cake

Sundried Tomato Arancini
Trio of arancini with spicy roasted bell pepper & tomato sugo

Caramelised Pork Belly
Pork belly with aromatic sauce and Asian vegetable slaw

Teriyaki Barramundi
Fresh barramundi on wilted Asian greens and teriyaki sauce

Lamb Brochettes
Cumin scented lamb brochettes, tahini and honey yoghurt and minted couscous

Roast Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Salad *
Roast beetroot, honey glazed walnuts and Goat’s cheese roquette salad *optional to add smoked chicken

Beef and Guinness Pie
Chunky beef and Guinness pie served with tomato relish

Lemon and Rosemary Lamb Salad
Marinated lamb, served on a salad of semi-dried tomatoes, roasted sweet potato, mixed lettuce, topped with feta cheese and a sumac, citrus & honey

Mococcan Chicken
Dukkah spiced chicken served on a warm moroccan style cous cous with chickpeas, dried fruit & nuts, topped with a tomato and cadamon sauce

Salmon Caprese
Fillet of salmon topped with a fresh tomato, bocconcini & basil salad drizzled with balsamic & olive oil.

Smoked Salmon Salad
Rocket, mint, cucumber and pomegrante salad, topped with smoked salmon curls & a lemon chive crème fraiche

Beef Rendeng
Slow cookedf beef medallion in an aromatic coconut sauce with a cucumber herb salad and roti bread

Mediterranean Pumpkin Flowers
Tempura pumpkin blossoms with sundried tomato herb centre, resting on frisee greens, roasted vegetable and toasted seeds finished with reduced balsamic

Charcoal Prawns
Crispy fried charcoal bamboo infused king prawns on wasabi slaw and pickled vegetables

Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Entree
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Entree
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Entree


served with your choice of sides

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast
Three cheese filled chicken breast, wrapped in prosciutto, with pesto sauce served on creamy risotto

Rosemary and Porcini Lamb
Lamb backstrap marinated with garlic, rosemary and pomegranate molasses, served with a porcini, masala and rosemary sauce on rosemary & garlic potato mash

Butter Glazed Barramundi
Butter glazed barramundi with a French salsa verde herb sauce on crispy potato

Beef Cheeks
Slow cooked beef cheek with a merlot and port reduction on potato and white bean mash

Glazed Duck Breast
Honey ginger duck breast glazed and roasted resting on a red cabbage ragout

Scotch Fillet Steak (200gm)
Served on creamy potato mash with your choice of sauce:
Green peppercorn and brandy OR red wine jus with caramelised onions OR creamy mushroom

Coconut and Kaffir Lime Chicken
Chicken breast marinated in lime, chili and coriander, with a Thai inspired filling served on jasmine rice with coconut and kaffir lime sauce

Sugar Cured Pork Belly
Cured and roasted pork belly served on sweet potato mash with caramelised apple and Dijon mustard veloute

Pomegranate and Honey-Soy Salmon
Pomegranate and honey-soy marinated salmon on lemon infused risotto

Lamb Shank
Lemon and rosemary lamb shank with mint gremolata on creamy polenta

Chicken Duxelle
Chicken breast filled with a bacon and chive duxelle, served with a Dijon mustard and white wine cream sauce

Caramelised Pork Belly and Scallops
Pan fried scallops with twice cooked pork belly, parsnip mash and chili caramel sauce

Eye Fillet Steak (250gm) (+$5.00pp)
Eye fillet with red wine jus and caramelised balsamic shallots, wilted spinach and potato galette

Roasted Field Mushroom
Stuffed with a sundried tomato, fetta and baby spinach risotto resting on potato rosti with a creamy sage sauce

Rogan Josh Curry
Lamb rogan josh curry with cumin scented rice and kachumber salad and papadum

Maple Chili Chicken with Caramelised Onion
Pure maple syrup and chili marinated chicken breast stuffed with caramelised onion served with a maple bourbon sauce on roasted sweet potato

Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Mains
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Mains
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Mains
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Mains

Main Sides

Main Sides

Select 1 per table

Steamed seasonal vegetable medley
Roasted vegetable medley
Asian vegetable medley with ginger and garlic
Balsamic glazed carrots with sugar snap peas
Garden salad with olive oil and balsamic
Greek salad

Optional Main Sides

Price on application

Garden salad
Greek salad
Rocket, parmesan & beetroot salad
Mixed pea, pinenut and spinach salad
Duck fat potatoes
Homemade crispy fries

Optional Extras

Price on application

Antipasto platter
Charcuterie board
Trio of dips platter with Turkish bread
Seafood platter
Fruit platter
Fruit & cheese platter

Dessert Sharing Platters

Rather than having individual plated desserts, you have the option of sharing platters.
Platters will be brought out to each table so that all guests can have a serve of each selection.

 Included in Diamond Package or extra in the Platinum Package.

Please choose one (1) from each selection:

Selection 1 – Shots

Raspberry Panna Cotta
Coffee Tiramisu
Choc Mint Mousse
Salted Caramel Panna Cotta with Caramel Corn

Selection 2- Individual Tarts

Lemon Tart
Chocolate Mississippi Tart
Blackberry Frangipani
Mini Éclairs

Selection 3- Torts and Cheesecakes

Mars Bar Torte
Kahlua and Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake
Black Forrest Torte
Day and Night Chocolate Mousse Gateau


Steamed Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pudding
Carmel centred chocolate pudding with a salted caramel sauce and ice cream

Berry Tiramisu
Italian trifle of berries, liqueur, sponge and mascarpone

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

Salted Caramel & Macadamia Cheesecake
Caramel & white chocolate cheesecake with roasted macadamias, nut praline and a salted caramel sauce

Hazelnut Latte Meringue
Hazelnut and latte mousse, fluffy meringue, chocolate ganache, roasted hazelnuts and chocolate crumble

Apple Crumble Tart
Warmed apple tart topped with crunchy crumble with cinnamon cream and vanilla ice-cream

Honeycomb Chocolate Indulgence
Chocolate and macadamia brownie, topped with chocolate fudge sauce, honeycomb and toffee ice cream

Sticky Date and Banana Pudding
Sticky date and banana pudding with butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream and banana crisps

Rhubarb and Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake served with a rhubarb and strawberry compote, white chocolate mousse and berry coulis

Toblerone Cheesecake
Hazelnut & honey praline baked chocolate cheesecake with chocolate ganache and praline crumble

White Chocolate and Raspberry Pudding
White chocolate & raspberry pudding, served with white chocolate ganache, raspberry compote and whipped cream

Pandan and Coconut Panna Cotta
Pandan infused coconut cream panna cotta, served with tropical fruit and lemongrass syrup

Death By Chocolate
Layers of dark, milk and white Lindt chocolate mousse and chocolate ripple crumb

Turkish Delight Meringue
Pillowy meringue with white chocolate and rose mousse, pistachio praline and candy filo

Ricotta, Orange And Chocolate Trifle
Trifle with orange curd, sponge, orange liquer and dark chocolate infused ricotta

Dessert Tasting Plate (served to all guests – included in Diamond Package)
Chef’s selection of delicious mini desserts

Chocoholic Tasting Plate (served to all guests – included in Diamond Package)
Chef’s selection of a trio of decadent chocolate delicacies

Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Desserts
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Desserts
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Desserts
Ballara Receptions - Sit Down Wedding Menu - Desserts


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

Ballara House Beverage Package

(Included as standard in package)

Tables will be set with your choice of red & white wine, heavy beer, ice water & lemon squash

Morgan’s Bay Semillion Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Moscato
Morgan’s Bay Shiraz Cabernet & Cabernet Merlot
Morgan’s Bay Sparkling Cuvee
Carlton Draught & Victoria Bitter, Cascade Light

Ballara Deluxe Beverage Package

(Additional price per person, if extending function surcharge applies)

Please select one red wine, one white wine, one sparkling and one beer from the following

Squealing Pig Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
St Huberts Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Vic
T’Gallant Grace Pinot Grigio- Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Seppelt Salinger Vintage Pinot Noir Chardonnay- Henty, Vic
St Huberts Pinot Noir- Yarra Valley, Vic
Penfolds Max’s Shiraz- South Australia
St Huberts Cabernet Sauvignon- Yarra Valley, Vic
Asahi Super Dry or James Squire Pale Ale, Cascade Light
5 Seed Crisp Apple Cider

Ballara Classic Beverage Package

(Additional price per person, if extending function surcharge applies)

Please select one red wine, one white wine, one sparkling and one beer from the following:

821 South Sauvignon Blanc- Marlborough, NZ
Seppelt The Drives Chardonnay- Victoria
Cape Schanck by T’Gallant Pinot Grigio- Mornington Peninsula, Vic
T’Gallant Moscato- Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Seppelt The Drives Sparkling-Victoria
Cape Schanck by T’Gallant Pinot Noir- Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Seppelt The Drives Shiraz- Heathcote, Vic
Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Gables Cabernet Sauvignon- Coonawarra, SA
Crown Lager or Corona, Cascade Light
5 Seed Crisp Apple Cider


(Additional  price per person + 2 bar staff for the length of the function – if extending function surcharge applies)

Includes: Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, Candian Club, Bundaberg Rum, Vodka, Gin

Ballara Receptions - Beverages - Morgans Bay Wines
Ballara Receptions - Beverages - Beers
Ballara Receptions - Beverages - Cape Schanck Wines
Ballara Receptions - Beverages - St Huberts Wines