Once there, you get hit by a specatacular view of the courtyard of NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden!
You’ll be greeted by waitpersons with impeccable manners (Plus points! I had a handsome waiter!!!)
We were started off with complimentary brioche, caramelised shallot bread with delicious salted butter and pink sea salt and cracked pepper…
Close up shot of the caramelised shallot… this had me reminiscing my lovely olive bread from Les Boucheries Parissiene
Panko is a flaky bread crumb used in Japanese cuisine and Wakami (or Wakame) is a sea vegetable, otherwise an edible seaweed…
Espellette (methinks, is a type of chilli pepper.. but when the waiter served us the dish, he mentioned yabby… we both heard this… so maybe we are hearing things?)
It looked really beautiful, but I think the positivity of this dish ended there… he was very dissapointed with this dish as there wasn’t anything very special with it…
The lamb was super tender and the crunchiness of the candied hazelnuts were a bliss to my tastebuds…
FINALLY!! At last, I have found a worthy adversary to the lamb at Brasserie at Crown Casino.
It came with a strawberry meringue and a lime meringue.. (WHICH, I ate happily!)
Bitter chocolate fondant, mint ice cream and chocolate pop rocks $15
The mint ice-cream was really minty and fresh, balancing the bitterness and sweetness of the chocolate fondant and the pop rocks just made me giggle hysterically (like the time I sampled Pierre Roelof’s chocolate Lamington)
I truly enjoyed the lunch I had at Persimmon, and I can just see it getting better and better at my next visit!
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Contemporary/ Modern
Overall Food Rating: 8/10 (Only because the Boy’s fish wasn’t too spectacular!)
Restaurant ambiance: 8/10
Service/ Attitude: 9/10 (How many places have you ever been to in your life where the waiter says, “Thank you very kindly!, You’re very welcome!”
Value for money: 8/10 (Price was standard for the area and cuisine… we paid $120 including drinks; I was extremely full after the meal and wasn’t hungry… which to me… is good value)
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Tel:(03) 8620 2434
Persimmon is open
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