Mr Smith goes to The Press Club in Melbourne for dinner.
13 amazing dishes from George Calombaris
More amazing memories from my trip to Melbourne last year, definitely one of the food capitals of the world. This time I had managed to get myself a table at The Press Club, which is run by George Calombaris. Known to me for being one of the judges on Masterchef Australia (better format than the UK one now, I think anyway). I have watched all of the seasons and it definitely helps in finding amazing restaurants to visits.
I was expecting great food and was definitely not disappointed. Amazing Mezethes dishes to start with, and when some of them come out on a washing line you know you are in for something special. They were amazing, well balanced and full of flavour which worked brilliantly with the matched drinks of wine, beer and ouzo!
Working my way through the main dishes was definitely not a chore, full of delightful dishes and flavours that I had not had before with heavy influences from Greece as well as Australia, finishing off with a lovely dessert and that feeling of having a great meal and leaving with a very contented smile on my face.
I am in Melbourne again in January, and would love to go back for a second helping, but not sure if time will allow, but if it does then I will be doing all I can to get a table!