I'd been given a copy of The Age Good Food Guide by my local foodie friend, and I selected several places for us to eat out during Melbourne Cup week. This turned out to be the high spot - a sensational meal.
We were seated opposite the kitchen. To watch Jo Grbac at work with his team was amazing. My starter was Wagyu Breseola, concealing a steak tartare. Equally mouthwatering was my main of Greenvale pork, heirloom carrot, curried raisin, & saffron. My friend chose the Flinders Island lamb, which he delighted in finishing without giving me the taste I asked for.
We were booked on the early sitting, but service was well paced, informative & friendly. We had started with appetisers of super light pork crackling, and two eel croquettes that were delicious. On wine, we took a recommendation from the sommelier, a Pinot blanc, which we enjoyed.
No room for dessert, so we investigated the new bar upstairs, enjoying glasses of an off-dry Riesling to finish off a superb meal.
Discovered that the exec chefs, Jo & Scott, had previously worked together in London. At a restaurant in Mayfair - The Square - where by coincidence I had eaten 6 weeks earlier, and enjoyed a similar outstanding meal.
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