Mashed potato and winter – they are made for each other…
Porterhouse steak with peppercorn sauce, salad and mashed potato
St Kilda’s La Roche restaurant has long been a favourite for its super-sized parmas and the generous serves of its $15 daily lunch specials.
This day, the $15 lunch offering is porterhouse steak with peppercorn sauce, salad and mashed potato.
Just like the pubs and club bistros of the 90s. Good food, good servings, good price.
I wasn’t left hungry, broke or disappointed.
La Roche, Acland Street, St Kilda.
Melbourne’s Kooyong Tennis Club is steeped in history. So let’s lob into the club’s restaurant for lunch on a freezing winter day, as the guest of a mate who is a long-time member.
Coq au vin, Kooyong Tennis Club restaurant
On the specials list is a choice of French cuisine…including Coq au vin, $32. I’ve seen it on many a French restaurant menu during my travels, but I’ve not tried it. So this is a first. Today it comes with French mashed potato, and I confess that’s what swayed me away from the regular menu’s house-made gnocchi ($22).