Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary
187 Flinders Lane, CBD, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ph: 03 9639 6811
A two-hatted restaurant, Ezard is the first brainchild of renowned chef Teage Ezard, who has owned and operated it for over 16 years. The menu takes inspiration from Asian flavours and consists of both a la carte and an 8-course degustation. Located in the spacious basement level of the Adelphi Hotel, its décor is clean and minimalistic, just white linen and occasional pops of bright green. The table service is similarly no-nonsense – the waiters knowledgeable and accommodating yet unobtrusive a fine balance.
The menu proudly discusses the years of history this eatery has had in the basement of the Adelphi Hotel. Unlike so many other “must-try” eateries, it has stood the test of time, and even though there have been new dishes introduced into the mix with their old trusty signatures, the quality has not diminished in any way.
The Japanese inspired Oyster Shooter is a signature starter at Ezard. The mix of sweet and bitey of the mirin, sake and wasabi combined with a fresh oyster is like a little burst of flavour in your mouth. The Shooter is chased down by a nori-roll filled with noodles, which neutralises the palate and sets you up for the next shot! The Open Wagyu Beef Burger, with Foie Gras, Quail egg, Onion jam, Smoked Tomato and Truffle Oil Mayonnaise, is a favourite entree of Hubby’s. I’m always amazed how all those ingredients, which all have very distinctive and individual tastes, can meld so harmoniously together in such a complimentary way! Also, their Master Stock Fried Pork Hock with Chilli Caramel, Spicy Thai Bean Shoot Salad and Fragrant Jasmine rice has always been a crowd favourite. Except for a change of the Salad this dish has not changed at all over the years. It still has the melt-in-the-mouth pork, with it’s crunchy caramelised skin, flavoured to perfection by the chilli caramel that hits you with its distinctive taste. And for the dessert, you can have their Caramelised Apple and Rhubarb Crumble, Vanilla Mousse and Apple Cider Sorbet. The crumble is delicious, with a coarser, more robust crumble than the usual, offset by the tangy apple cider sorbet. Don’t miss to read the highlights of one of the Best Luxury Dining Restaurants Melbourne, Ezard below:
|Price||A$250 for two (approx.)