We are everyone and nowhere but if we are something, it is at the very least playful
Available during Australia, The Week – 24th to 31st of January.
HIS MAJESTY’S LUNCHEON
½ dozen Sydney rock oysters served with brown buttered bread and Coopers stout.
$16 / $9 stout
A tribute to Australia’s first royal tour by Prince Albert in 1868. At a Sydney picnic, the guests in his honour were served stout, oysters and brown buttered bread before noon, Champagne, chicken and lobster after. The 1544 quests polished off 1182 magnums of Champagne and 798 bottles of beer, continuing to drink even after the Prince was rushed off to hospital after being shot by an Irish nationalist.
FACE LIKE A DROPPED PIE
Meat pie w/ mashed potato, mushy peas, pea shoots and dead horse, of course. $20
A summary of our food history in a humble pastry parcel, albeit this time made with the best ingredients.
‘Australians hold up the meat pie and as our national dish. It has everything: it’s borrowed; it’s crude: it’s contents are dubious; it’s portable and factory made.’ ~ Michael Symons, One Continuous Picnic.
SWEET AS BRO
Peach Melba Pavlova $12
Dame Nellie Melba was ours, but the Peach Melba was invented by Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel in London to honour the Australian soprano. The Pavlova, named after the Russian ballet dancer, was invented by the Kiwis, but we always claim their best as our own. Stealing bloody bastards that we are.