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