It’s been a busy two weeks for me, as I’ve been in Melbourne for 5 nights for a conference (and some great eating), and I’m currently in New Zealand for a few days visiting friends (more great eating!).
One of the things I was looking most forward to in Melbourne was catching up with friends and eating at a few new-to-me restaurants.
It was a real treat to eat at Spice Temple. I’ve been a fan of Neil Perry’s restaurants since I first ate at Wokpool in Sydney shortly after it opened. At that time the majority of my income went to paying the rent, so fancy restaurants – actually, pretty much all restaurants – were a luxury.
My friend I dined with suggested a few other places – I must confess, I can’t recall their names as I was a bit fixated on Spice Temple. We were not let down.
This is what we ate:
My pick of the night? Hard to say as it was all amazing. The peanuts were the most unexpected surprise and I could have just slurped up all of that black vinegar. However I have to say the tea smoked duck was my favourite. I do also wish I had left a bit more room for the Wagyu brisket as its flavour was divine.
Would I eat at Spice Temple again – oh yes. In a second. And next time I won’t eat for a few days before hand!