Archive for October, 2016

Igni, Geelong

October 9, 2016

http://www.restaurantigni.com

Ryan Place, Geelong

Business down in Geelong. Made sure it was on a day that Igni was open. Well worth the effort.

It’s sleek & relaxed, incongruously on a lane way of this regional city. The food is mostly prepared on an open grill. There is no menu and no diner gets the same menu. Food envy is hard to avoid. 

It’s all pretty excellent. Really interesting native ingredients. 

Nice array of starters, especially chicken skin with cod roe. Notable dishes included squid noodles, wagyu/artichoke, beetroot/whey, pepper ice cream with strawberries. 

Worth a trip to Geelong.

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Minimishima, Melbourne

October 9, 2016

4 Lord Street, Richmond

Pretty good sushi place. Ingredients were excellent quality, but preparations varied too much, especially in terms of temperature. The formal staff, lack of any choice apart from the otoro/caviar upsell made this a very hard place to love. You’re on a conveyor belt and are in & out in about an hour. Better as a lunchtime venue.