Last Friday I decided to make my way down to Windsor to try the new restaurant on the block, Saint Lucia. I hadn’t really heard a whole lot about this place as it’s only been around for five weeks. Although I had seen some great looking photos. The venue is just down from Windsor station, and is a two-minute walk away. The place has a good vibe, more of a restaurant than a bar but has some nice beers on tap, such as coopers and Holsgate pilsner.
we looked at the menu for a little while, but it didn’t take us long to decide what to get. We chose to have mac and cheese croquette and the chorizo and goats cheese cigars with pepper sauce. The Croquette was great, it was some of the best mac and cheese I’ve eaten. Best part about it was that the cheese sauce was jalapeno infused, which is something I just love. I love a slight kick; it adds so much to the cheese sauce even though it’s so simple. The chorizo cigars were also really tasty, both of these dishes get you excited to eat more great food.
For mains we decided to have the chilli maple pork ribs, the smoked caramelised brisket and the cabbage chipotle slaw, with charred corn. The ribs were juicy and cooked great. The flavour was awesome. Our stand out dish for the main was the caramelised brisket which came out pre pulled. The flavour was just so rich and immense, just melt in your mouth stuff. The house made BBQ sauce was so flavoursome, fair to say this was the best brisket I have had, and I’ve had my fair share. The slaw complimented the meats well, it had a slightly spicy edge to it which cut through the rich meat well. For dessert we had a dark chocolate and hazelnut cookie cup, with layers of dulce de leche and peanut butter mousse, topped with rum spiked cream. This dish was the perfect way to finish the night. It was so indulgent and impossible to stop yourself from eating, an amazing dessert.
This place was great, it had extremely friendly staff, that knew the menu well. The food is definitely worth checking out. Given it is new I’m sure it is still finding it’s feet so the quality will just keep rising. It stands up extremely well with all the other restaurant/bars on Chapel street, and brings a different style to the strip. I look forward to next time.
Melbourne Food Finds (Noah)