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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lunch @ Rockpool

Since we were in Crown we decided to take the opportunity and finally visit Rockpool.

On the way to the dining room you are greeted with this lovely sight, makes a change from those live fish tanks.

dry aged meatmeat

Settled, we start with a bottle of 2003 Chandon ZD.

The menu is quite extensive and after a lot of thought we decide to share our entrees

ham and salami tasting plate
Ham and Salami Tasting Plate ($35)
From top to bottom, Joselito Iberico, Jamondul Gran Reserva Serrano, San Daniele Proscuitto, Chorizo (from Sydney)

I must say the Joselito Iberico was amazing, the fat actually tasted like nuts, it's the first time I've experienced that and now I understand the fuss people make over the Iberico.

soft shell crab
Soft Shell Crab Salad with Cos Lettuce ($26)

I think the crab could have been a little more crisp, perhaps we should have eaten it first.

four tastes
Four Raw Tastes of the Sea ($26)
From bottom to top, kingfish with cos and tea smoked oyster dressing, ocean trout with harissa and lemon, tuna with coriander and ginger dressing and scampi with ceviche dressing

I'll have to agree with the consensus this is a fantastic dish, we'd gladly have one of these to ourselves.

butter steak knife

As Paalo, Al and I are having steaks we get these quite lethal looking knives. We also choose a Ripasso to have with our mains.

lobster salad
Elle's Main: Lobster, Avocado and Zucchini Salad with Hazelnut and Lime Foam ($38 entree)


dry aged grass fed beef rump
Al's Main: Dry Aged Grass Fed Beef - Rump 400g/41 days ($39)

dry aged rib eye
Dry Aged 36 Month Old Grass Fed Beef - Rib-eye on the Bone 750g/43 days ($90 for two) - Paalo and I shared this dish - this is just my portion of the dish, lucky me got the bone!

The steaks are served with sauces to share - Horseradish Cream and an ultra-light fluffy Béarnaise.

onion rings
Side dish: Onion Rings ($6)

Who knew Onion Rings could taste this good?

sauces brussel sprouts
Sauces to Share: Horseradish Cream and Béarnaise and Side dish: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onion and Burnt butter ($8)

mac and cheese
Side dish: "Mac and Cheese" ($7)

It tastes even better than it looks.

With our desserts we order a half bottle of Vietti Moscato d'Asti ($45)

chocolate cake

Al's Choice: Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Pedro Jimenez Cream ($16)

pavlova

Elle's Choice: Passionfruit Pavlova ($16)

apple tarte tatin

Paalo's Choice: Apple Tarte Tatin ($16)

praline

My Choice: Praline Millefeuille ($16)

puffed wheat

Served with coffee - a glass of fantastic caramelised puffed wheat.


The details

Rockpool Bar and Grill
Crown Complex
Southbank
Phone: +613 8648 1900

Open:
Lunch: Sunday-Friday: 12pm -3pm
Dinner: Every night: 6pm-11pm

web
www.rockpoolmelbourne.com