CADDIE RESTAURANT + BAR IN SWAN STREET RICHMOND
Chef Dylan Evans has opened his own bar and restaurant at 167 Swan Street, Richmond. Having worked at some of the best restaurants in the world including Noma (Denmark), Manresa (LA), Alinea (Chicago) as well as Melbourne’s staple watering holes – State of Grace and Fargo and Co., Evans says it was time to launch his own concept of what a food experience should be in its best and simplest form.
“Caddie is totally stripped back with good food and drink at its core. It’s a place where people can meet for a drink or two or stay for long lunch or dinner”, says Evans. Aiming to grab the hearts of Richmond residents, Dylan Evans has made sure Caddie’s ethos has a strong focus on local – local wine, beer and food. The wine list ranges from Margaret River to The Grampians and beers from Wendouree to Collingwood.
Evans plans to keep the menu small with two daily specials depending on what seasonal produce is available. “I want the food menu to change constantly… I want it to be loose in the sense that I want to continue to create recipes and offer the customer a variety of tastes and different plates made for sharing”, says Evans. Current menu delights include Flat Pasta, black garlic, prawn and bottarga and Beetroot, marigold vinegar, salted plum and almond and for dessert a Welsh rarebit. Having the best of both worlds, Caddie can be a place everyone can enjoy.
Caddie Restaurant and Bar is located at 167 Swan Street, Richmond.
Thursday to Saturday lunch from 12pm – 3pm
Tuesday to Saturday dinner from 5:30pm – late
ARCHIE GREEN’S NEW MENU
Occupying prime corner real estate in Melbourne’s food destination laneway, Katherine Place, Archie Green has just updated its menu and made it, well more relaxed. Channeling really delicious Brasserie fare, Archie Green’s new menu can be termed a new take on ‘Australian Brasserie’.
Touting many delicious dishes that are a nod to Chef Gomez Braham’s time working alongside culinary greats such as Peter Gilmore of Quay and English Michelin Star winning chef Tom Aitkens in London.
Gomez Braham says; “We are a new restaurant and we want to give people food that they really enjoy eating. With the new menu, we have listened to our customers and they want sublime produce, simple delicious dishes and the option to graze or to feast.” Clearly, the Archie Green team is passionate about food and the new menu speaks to this. The new Archie Green menu offers dishes such as charred King Prawns with garlic and jalapenos, Confit Chicken leg or succulent twice cooked Millbrook Pork Belly. Brasserie classics such as Grain Fed Rangers Valley Steak served with a classic Café de Paris butter, onion rings and charred cos lettuce are heavy brasserie hitters, but also lightly nuanced Duck, Pork and Pistachio Terrine, and Chicken Liver Parfait beguile and satisfy. Desserts see the return of a retro Ice Cream Sandwich with banana and rum parfait or a Crème Catalan.
Sommelier Stuart Quinn is marrying the grape and the grain on a beverage list that sings to the delights of both. Classic and craft beers are offered on tap from Asahi Super Dry to Hop Nation and Mountain Goat. The cocktail list offers a selection of quality spirits with a new lift such as The Talented Mr Ripley, a Tromba tequila rounded out with a Strangelove Bitter Grapefruit and house made grapefruit sherbet. The wine list offers an interesting collage of wine styles, at a nice price to suit most palates.
‘Cheap prices does not mean cheap booze’ at Archie Green and their Happy Hour is indeed very happy, as it is three hours. Premium glasses of wine are yours at a snappy $9 per stem and $10 cocktails are affordable luxuries all week from Monday to Friday 4pm – 7pm.
10 Katherine Place
Ph: 03 9448 9770