Saturday, September 13, 2014

State of Grace - Melbourne, Victoria

Voided Suspicion - Applejack Brandy, Rosemary and Apple, Strawberry Balsamic Reduction 20

In the 16th Century, a banquet was done terribly different to the ones of today. The term banquet stemmed from the medieval term for ‘ceremony of the void’. It would be the time of an evening where the all guests would adjourn to a parlour as the table was cleared, or ‘voided’ as the year indicates. We present you with a drink befitting a banquet itself.

Grilled haloumi, fig relish 12

Broccoli , pine nut, crimson raisins, quinoa & salted ricotta 22

Warm bread & cultured butter 9

Cured meats, house pickles, smoked cheese 26 

Blood & Orange Monkeys - Monkey Shoulder, Aperol, Cheery Heering, Blood Orange, Spiced Syrup. 

The Blood and Sand is one of only a few mixed drinks to obtain Scotch. It was named after Rudolph Valentino’s 1922 bullfighter movie ‘Blood and Sand’. The colour of the drink represented the blood from the bulls. We like Planet of the Apes better, no animals were harmed. This is our creative take on the classic, using Blood Orange, Aperol, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey and a homemade Spiced Syrup… Don’t ask the ingredients, we will never tell.

Aylesbury duck breast, parsnip, kale, port steeped prunes 35

Aylesbury duck breast, parsnip, kale, port steeped prunes 35

Would we go back? Yes, I think I'd revisit if I found myself searching for a drink and a nibble on this side of town, or I'd happily try one of their cocktail degustations! The cocktails were absolutely delicious, the decor was fun, and the food was fairly tasty, if just a tad on the expensive side.
Time and date of visit: 6 pm Friday 29 August 2014 

477 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 8644 7110
Restaurant open Monday to Friday 8 am - late, and Saturday 5 pm - late

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