Food and Drink
Posted by Erika Geraerts
18. Jun, 2012
|June 25, 2012|
You have less than one month to get yourself down to The Aylesbury and up to their rooftop – for their Molecular Monday degustation experience. That may sound like an order because it is; you don’t want to miss this.
If you ever experimented with food when you were ah, young – then this is a venture for you. Daniel Dobra (Royal Mail/The Brix/Interlude) leads a young and inquisitive kitchen in presenting you with eight ‘experiments’ per se. There is also a smaller, sample menu but we recommend going the full degustation – at just $65 a head it is well worth it.
Two and half hours cruised by as we enjoyed several cocktails including a Milo rimmed Espresso Martini, which didn’t taste as dirty as that just sounded, a Jalisco Disco, a Cherry Bomb and some concoction which consisted of three rums, absinthe, and orange bits. The latter had a limit of two per customer – go figure.
Each and every dish that came out rivaled its precursor – we won’t give too much away because the goodness really is in the wonder but if we have to pick some standouts they are as follows:
The ‘Beached As’ leak with squid ink bacon, truffle powder, and foam; the veal shin bone with tomato, basil, white radish and melted bone marrow; and a new edition to the menu – the ‘St. Kilda Beach’: an apple crumble spin-off with a green and squishy ‘special something’ on your plate – completely indicative of the often infamous suburb to which the dish is named after.
We finished our night with edible cigarettes, a warm handshake from the bar staff, and an utterly content body and mind. We suggest you find a friend, a date or even a mum? And treat yourself to a sensory overload.
Molecular Monday is on until July 2 at The Aylesbury Rooftop from 6pm-11pm
Sample menu: $40 per person
Full degustation: $65 per person
Dessert only: $25 per person
103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Erika Geraerts is one of the founders of Willow & Blake, a writing agency based in Cremorne. They like to eat, obviously.
Monique Dawes is an Australian actor and performing artist who is tenaciously working to take her career to the next level in Los Angeles.
The Royal Croquet Club is back in town in all its might and majesty with some of the best food and music Melbourne has to offer.
World War II epic Allied is a great mix of romance, drama and high stakes action.