Melbourne Winter Exploration – Day 2

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.

Coffee and almond croissant with friends
Coffee and almond croissant with friends
A piece of heaven
A piece of heaven

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.

A little amuse bouche
A little amuse bouche
Delicious little taste to awaken the taste buds
Delicious little taste to awaken the taste buds

Next, we chose the soft shell crab with charred cucumber, seaweed and mayo. This was an interesting blend of flavours and textures.

Soft shell crab
Soft shell crab

Two main courses included Salmon, risoni pasta flavoured with blended broccoli – stunning meal.
Cauliflower, cheese balls, eggplant.

Cauliflower with some very special cheese
Cauliflower with some very special cheese
Salmon and risoni with avocado
Salmon and risoni with avocado
Close up of the the exquisite risoni
Close up of the exquisite risoni
Close up of the cauliflower main
Close up of the cauliflower main

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.

The little bit of theatre surrounding the signature dessert
The little bit of theatre surrounding the signature dessert
So totally yum!
So totally yum!

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!

Working in the kitchen
Working in the kitchen
Kitchen view St Crispins
Kitchen view St Crispin

We love the fun of St Crispin.

What makes for a fun restaurant experience for you?

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