Seven Seeds, 114 Berkeley Street, Carlton
It was our second visit to Seven Seeds a little coffee place that brews pretty good coffee. We also had an almond croissant, which was a nice little delicacy to go with the coffee. We will return.
St Crispin, 300 Smith Street, Collingwood
This busy restaurant is located in Collingwood, Melbourne. St Crispin was recommended to us by a friend.
We opted to select the two-course menu for $50 pp. We ordered one entrée, two mains, and one dessert.
We started our lunch with some freshly baked bread and a little amuse-bouche of taramasalata.
Next, we chose the soft shell crab with charred cucumber, seaweed and mayo. This was an interesting blend of flavours and textures.
Two main courses included Salmon, risoni pasta flavoured with blended broccoli – stunning meal.
Cauliflower, cheese balls, eggplant.
The grand finale was the signature dessert of blood orange panna cotta. This was a wow moment with theatrical service at the table with liquid nitrogen creating a smoky haze over the dish.
Our verdict: Good service, really innovative food with interesting textures and tastes. Some theatre associated with it in a modern hip atmosphere. Yes, we would go back!
We love the fun of St Crispin.
What makes for a fun restaurant experience for you?