Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Copper Pot (Seddon) 02/2016

You get a nice feeling about this place. It's a slightly upmarket suburban restaurant that would fit comfortably in more noted Melbourne eating areas.
The Michelin man with his Latin "It's time to eat" lightens the atmosphere.

Menus, which are not extensive, are concealed but offer a chefs tasting menu as well as sharing options.

One of our favourite dishes, bread and a herb butter!, was served early.
Beef tartar was a modest serve between four of us. Good taste but I rather like a raw egg on top for me to mix in the meat myself. The thin crisp toast was excellent.

A serve of Spring Bay muscles in a light curry sauce was the best I can ever remember and sent me to Prahran Market to get them as soon as possible ($9/Kg at Claringbold's) The were plump, tasty and without blemish. A dish not to be missed.
We topped up the one chip / muscle!

A small palate cleansing salad was quite undistinguished
While one little fish each left us wanting more.
Main course was not up to the standard of the previous dishes.

and an extra dish, spatzle, was very disappointing.
Dessert was a tiny profiterole. With wine, at $100/person, this was an up and down meal. If they can iron out a couple of things Copper Pot has potential to be a very good restaurant.
Score: 14/20

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