Brie

Charlie & Co Burgers

Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 8609 8136

 

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Southern Belle Chicken Burger (Southern spiced chicken breast, tomato, cheese and chilli coleslaw)

Classic Charlie Burger (Wagyu patty, tomato, gherkins, garden leaves, aioli, Charlie’s tomato sauce, brie)

Parmesan & Truffle fries

 

Overall:

After reading such complimentary reviews I found the burgers to be disappointingly average. The bread was rather dry and the burger fillings unexceptional. There are definitely many other places out there that serve better burgers. On a positive note, the fries were quite good and I liked the buzzer system (akin to Chemist Warehouse) that they have in place here.

 

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Ten Minutes By Tractor

1333 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge 5989 6455

 

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Olive and multigrain bread served with caramelised Myrtleford butter, pink salt and olive oil

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Yellow beetroot, quinoa, goats curd

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Grilled pear, quince, brioche

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Red Hill Somers Soft goats cheese, roast pumpkin, chickpea, green beans, hazelnut vinaigrette

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Roasted Whiting fillet, fried mussel, confit tomatoes, fennel, olive oil pomme purée

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Mustard glazed quail, onion & pearl barley risotto, peppered pancetta and mulled wine apples,

served with freshly baked brioche

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Roasted wallaby loin, beetroot, parsnip, chestnut cream, quinoa, fig jus

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Tamarillo sorbet

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Michel Cluizel chocolate & hazelnut pavé, honey ice cream, poached pears

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Brie and crackers

 

Overall:

We opted for the five course degustation menu which turned out to be the right choice as we were already quite sated by the fourth course. The food was beautifully presented and each dish comprised of fresh, well complemented  ingredients. However the standout item for me was without a doubt the EXTRAORDINARY caramelised Myrtleford butter! Served warm, it was exquisitely creamy yet light and had a delicious hint of sweetness to it. The cheese served here was also divine and is well worth trying. The decor was polished, and the service was professional yet slightly stand-offish. The dining room offers splendid views of the winery but only seats around 50 people so reservations are recommended as this place does get busy. It was a lovely experience but the only reason why I would come back would be for the butter.

 

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