We started off with:
The rectangle of pigs trotter and morels was a little fatty in some areas but that might be more the gelatinous nature of trotter but the spicy jalapeno sauce was really tasty and there was a tongue tingling zing. The spiciness and the pickled sweet and tangy onions cut through some of the richness of the packed parcel of trotter. The intensity of the sauce could arguably be said covered up the earthiness of the morels as I couldn't taste that but what I could taste was zippy and good.
- Grass fed Cape Grim bavette steak, fat chips, salad, green peppercorn butter
- Pan roasted snapper, chard leaf and Spring peas with buttermilk dressing and cucumber
The steak was brilliant though and cooked wonderfully well with a juicy centre and it was a joy to watch the butter melt and dribble and drizzle all over the inviting steak. The chips were arguable more roast potatoes than chips or chunks rather than chips but that's you say potato, I say potahto. It was an incredibly tender steak that was also full of flavour so really really good.
Presented prettily in a glass with a few blueberries, I think I expected the curd to be brighter in colour. It was hard to eat as the ice cream was quite firm and even harder to share so I tipped it out onto the plate.
I liked the marshmallow in that it was kind of like the chewy bits in a meringue. The ice cream was a little icy and I just felt that the flavours could have been zingier and fresher. It was pleasant and enjoyable like a gentle stroll in a leafy park but could have been a tropical tango in Paradise.
This is a little neighbourhood gem. Not without flaws but flaw build character and this is a place full of character and charm.