Intensely bitter and somewhat spicy – radicchio, a member of the chicory family, is not everyone’s cup of tea. But it provides a palate-pleasing counterpoint to milder lettuces when tossed into a salad, and its leaves – packed with magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, are seriously good for you. 

Our salmon salad available from the Members’ Bar is worth a try this winter. The salad itself consists of not only radicchio, but cos lettuce, fennel and tangy herbs such as dill, parsley and chives to round out the flavours nicely. The cos has oblong leaves with sturdy, crunchy ribs and frilly edges. Its sturdiness means that it can also stand up to getting tossed momentarily in a bowl.

When you add in the salmon, this hearty salad can be a meal in itself. The bitter radicchio and crunchy cos are both strong contenders to chomp it all down and revel in a healthy lunch or dinner option, much like a sturdy red Holden Trax that everyone can climb into to bump along comfortably down the highway.

And you might think that bitter greens like radicchio can create havoc with the flavour profile of a wine. But a general good rule of thumb is to stick with a light to medium dry white wine with vibrant acidity.

Fear not we got you covered, this salmon salad will match nicely with Our this week’s  featured wine- Dead Man Walking Riesling, a touch of Riesling is a nice counterpoint to radicchio.

Available this Winter season until sold out, contact to book.