Merricote – a French briefing
This is far from a real review, but rather a vague but very positive recollection of olfactory memories attached to these lick-a-licious photos…
High street is jam packed with quirky little restaurants and cafe, and Merricote is certainly one of them.
House made duck rillettes & crackers
Mussels, anochovy, caperberry, brioche
Tuna and kingfish, tonic, pomegranate, wasabi – a fresh Japanese twist.
Salt cured duck, melon, pinenuts, kohl rabi
Quail hot pot, marbled egg, broth
Hopkins river rump, oxtail, chickpeas, hazelnut
Spear creek lamb, nose to tail
Kipler potato, chervril and chive
Dutch mess, homage to everything orange – swirling halo of fairy floss around a fragrant grapefruit sorbet.
Cardamom infused milk chocolate mouse, griottines
Milky tea, honey and cookies
Rating: Yummy+1.5 – it’s French, it’s cosy, and it’s a little quirky around the edges. The flavours are balanced, and the desserts were sublime!
Where: 81 High St, Northcote