Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eat. @ Meatmaiden

195 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD ph (03) 9078 9947

The spanking new Meatmaiden opened up in the space that used to be Little Hunter in the CBD last month.  Meatmaiden is the younger sister of Justin Wise's Meatmother, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre-opening launch to sample some of what's on their menu.  I've got to say, the dishes are good! (Unfortunately my photos aren't so good due to the lighting, but you'll just have to go and try the dish for yourselves!)

We started the evening with some yummy crispy kipfler chips. Perfectly fried and spiced, these were very more-ish and a good way to start a party with some drinks!  

Next came the first of the meaty goodness for the evening in the shape of some beef jerky.  Chewy and meaty as jerky should be.

The pickled heirloom vegies, chilli and goat's curd was delightful and a good balance to the other heavier dishes.

Southern Fried Chicken ribs were a treat and ridiculously addictive.  The tequila mayo gave it a extra kick beyond your regular fried chicken.

For non-meat eaters the oysters with smoked fennel dressing is fresh and indulgent.

My favourite small/share dish was probably the lobster mac, creamy luscious macaroni cheese with a good chunk of tasty lobster.  Awesome meal even if you don't eat meat.

But meat is the star at this place.  The 20 hour Rangers Valley Wagyu Brisket, with native Tassie Pepper berry rub certainly earns its place on the menu.  Delicious, smokey and tender, this is a meat lover's dream.

The O'Connor pasture-fed flat iron steak and the lamb ribs were both tasty and perfectly cooked.

Of course you have to have something sweet after all that meaty deliciousness!  The Sundae Diner with Peanut brittle was refreshing with big scoops of ice-cream topped with chocolate and a decent chunk of brittle.

The Choc-bar with raspberry sorbet was a lovely contrast of sweet rich chocolate fondant and a tangy dash of raspberry sorbet.  This was a great way to finish off the meal.

What's more delightful than ooey gooey flowing chocolate flowing from the cake centre?

Meatmaiden also do a very affordable 1 course lunch for $20 or 2 courses for $25, which is awesome for all the CBD workers after a quick lunch.  Bookings are taken for tables of 6 or more only, so it's a great place to meet up with friends for a meat-a-thon.

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Disclaimer : I attended the Meatmaiden Launch Event courtesy of Meatmaiden and Tink PR

1 comment:

  1. Oh .. How I miss the food in Melbourne ... ? The steak looks so good .. some fresh horseradish and I am in meat heaven ...