This Week in Food: Bottomless brunch + Asado-To-Go
THIS WEEK IN FOOD
Just in time for for the good weather, Fatto Bar and Cantina on the edge of the Yarra has launched their bottomless rosé every Sunday throughout October. Dine alfresco style on the terrace, enjoy a live DJ, endless rosé, and a Spring-inspired sharing menu full of Italian favourites. You can book a table for four in for two hour sessions at 12pm or 2:30pm each Sunday for the rest of the month. And $75 a head will get you your food and all the rosé you can to imbibe. Bookings: www.fatto.com.au
How about bottomless brunch hawker-style? That’s what you can do at Bang Bang at the Rifle Club in Elsternwick. Two-hour sessions are on offer between 11am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays that’s see enjoy their Hawker Feed me menu and bottomless cocktails for $59pp or $49pp if you’re into mocktails. Enjoy freshly shucked Oysters, Wagyu Beef Bao, Salt & Pepper Squid and more. Full menu and details head to www.facebook.com/bangbangrc/
Southbank’s new fire-fueled Argentinian newcomer Asado Bar & Grill, has just launched a takeaway arm to the restaurant, in the form of ‘Asado-To-Go’. Separate to the main restaurant, this addition will be service up casual bites to service surrounding offices and Southbank locals. For breakfast, try a Jamón y queso sandwich; or Argentinian Ambrosia fruit salad – with coconut yoghurt, caramelised pineapple, lemon cream and marshmallow. Or at lunchtime, some empanadas, a Lomito (beef steak sandwich), or my fave Argentinian takeaway – the Choripan (chorizo roll). www.asado.melbourne
KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID
For those who feel like a night in instead of a meal out, I got my hands on Yottam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook, “Simple”, last week. So far I’ve scored six cracker dishes from the six recipes I’ve tried. It’s supposed to do what it says on the tin/cover – offer up simple, easy to cook recipes. Absolute favourites so far are the roast eggplants with curried yoghurt, charred tomatoes with cold yoghurt, and lamb and pistachio patties. This book is going to get a real workout from me.