Buddha's birthday at Dandelion

Buddha's birthday at Dandelion

Why not celebrate a birthday party with a difference at Dandelion in Elwood?

To help celebrate the birthday of Buddha, Dandelion will present a special menu for the mind, body and spirit on Wednesday, May 14.

The evening will include a water blessing by the monks from Wat Dhammarangsee, Melbourne’s oldest Buddhist temple.

The vegan menu is exciting, inspired by Buddhist cuisine of Hue, in keeping with the general Buddhist precept of ahimsa - non-violence.

It will be Dandelion's take on dishes traditionally prepared for Buddha’s Day celebration.

The 2014 Buddha’s Birthday menu will showcase:

Chilled fresh pea soup with mint and nasturtium
Teamed with NV Holly’s Garden Sparkling King Valley Victoria

Crispy turmeric pancake, salted coconut cream, "prawn’ tempeh," with garden herbs and lettuce
2012 Seresin “Biodynamic” Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ

Sweet corn and water chestnut dumpling with rice noodle salad and hoisin
2012 Stift Goettwig Gruner Veltliner Messwein, Kremstal

Winter melon stuffed with tofu and Bo Bo (Vietnamese Barley) braised in soy
2012 Crittenden Peninsula Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula

Mock duck braised with coconut, palm heart, jimica salad with ginger chili dressing and tea oil served with crispy rice paper
2010 Kiltynane ‘PN2’ Pinot Noir Yarra Valley

Taro, sweet potato and wild mushroom ragout with forbidden rice, broccolini stir fried with mushroom "oyster" sauce
2012 Stoney Rise Pinot Noir Tamar Tasmania
Roast papaya, coconut and chia seed crumble, five-spiced almond milk sorbet
2013 Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling, Clare Valley

Hibiscus champagne and mango jellies
Buddha’s Tears tea

(Indicative menu only, small changes may occur due to availability)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Seating at 6.30pm for blessing at 7.30pm.
$65 per person food only.
We will offer a wine flight paired with the menu featuring bio-dynamic or organic wines for $50. (note: wines may be with or without certification, however our winemakers are committed to organic and bio-dynamic practices.)


Book early on 95314900 as reservations are limited.




133 Ormond Rd, Elwood


03 9531 4900
Lunch Tuesday to Sunday
Dinner every night from 5.30pm