I booked tickets to the Ultimate red dinner at Red Spice Road. The dinner was matched with Moo Brew beers. Every dish having a theme of red. The event was great. I couldn’t think of a better way to finish my Good food month. With super tasty Asian food from the chef John McLeay, matched with delicious beer. Red Spice Road have two restaurants one in Melbourne QV and one on McKillop St, in Melbourne’s CBD. Be sure to look them up!
It was a six course set menu of share food.
First came the Tomato Carpaccio served with red radish, herbs and red nam jim. The dish was light and refreshing. A perfect way to start out a meal. Extremely refreshing and a good pallet cleanser after having a drink prior. (served with Moo Brew Single Hop)
The second dish was Prawns served with red samphire, blood orange and peanuts. This dish was absolutely delicious. The prawns were cooked perfectly with all the ingredients complimenting each other. Those prawns were so good I am salivating at the thought. (served with Moo Brew Pilsner)
Red mullet served with compressed watermelon, hot mint and fiery Lao salsa. The dish was bursting with flavour. I ate it so contently, the salsa had a nice spice, Fish cooked beautifully and the watermelon cut through the spiciness of the salsa extremely well. (Served with Moo Brew Hefeweizen)
The next dish was Red roasted chicken served with Chinese red dates and slow cooked leeks. The chicken was lovely. The coating was flavoursome and cooked to perfection. The dates and the leeks just complimented the chicken and made it even more delightful. (Served with Moo Brew Pale)
The last of the main dishes was Nepalese torn lamb served with red lentil dahl, roasted peppers, coriander and turmeric yoghurt. The lamb was melt in the mouth. I have had a few torn lamb dishes in recent times and this one stood up to be one of my favourites. The dahl was delicious, and the pepper made sure the spice didn’t get out of hand. A very complete dish. (Served with Moo Brew Belgo)
Lastly was dessert. By this point I was already so full from everything else! But the beetroot chocolate cake served with red fruits, meringue, and blood plum ice cream was a dish I just had to eat! It made me feel so warm inside and was an absolute great way to finish the menu. (served with Moo Brew Vintage Stout)
Everything was absolutely gorgeous and I truly can not wait until my next experience at Red Spice Road, the food was amazing and lets not forget the lovely staff who accommodated your every need. If you haven’t been to Red Spice Road yet make sure you check it out. So be sure to head down!
I will be doing another blog on the beers drank that evening, so don’t worry everyone there is more to come!
Melbourne Food Finds over and out.