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Attica, a luxury gourmet experience

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 and is filed under Restaurants.

Attica, in the inner suburb of Ripponlea, is now at the forefront of Melbourne dining. Attica has earned many awards including Chef of the Year 2014. In 2013 Attica also came in at No. 21 in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and is considered now to be the best restaurant in Australia.

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant From the outside, Attica looks like a coffee shop. The restaurant interior boasts a dark colour palette with spotlit tables, service is unobtrusive and the wine selection suitably natural in bent.

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant

 

A deep connection with nature characterises Ben Shewry’s unusual food. His cuisine remains uniquely imaginative and original, with dishes often referencing the landscape and memories of his childhood on the wild west coast of NZ’s NorthIsland.

The menu changes frequently and is studded with earthy flavours and foraged ingredients, while the dining experience is simultaneously sophisticated and deeply grounded.

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Jersey house churned butter whipped olive oil black sea salt Jersey house churned butter

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Fermented cottage cheese alpine pepper lemon myrtle pickled honey cauliflowers Fermented cottage cheese, alpine pepper & lemon myrtle dip paired with mustard leaves & pickled honey cauliflowers

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Walnut

 

“Walnut in its Shell” – Walnut purée, white mustard leaf, shavings of mushrooms

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Wallaby pikelets Wallaby Black Pudding Pikelets, Foam and Flowers

 

Mussels Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Mussels The face that is painted on the shell of the mussel is done by New Zealand artist Claire du Bosky. The face is of the “mussel man”, Lance Wiffen from Portarlington – considered to be Australia’s capital of mussels. Shewry pays homage like this more than once during the meal.

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Potato cooked in its own earth Potato cooked in its own earth – Virginia rose potato, smoked Woodside goats curd, burnt coconut husk, salt bush cooked in the earth.

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Cucumbers Cucumbers, holy flax, sauce of burnet – A wholly vegetarian dish, the cucumber is cooked in charred cucumber oil, cheddar beurre noisette and rosemary.

 

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant King George Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant King George King George Whiting in paperbark

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Kumara The salt-crust roasted kumara (sweet potato) is extremely tender, without any hint of fibrousness. Once broken, the yolk spilled into a deliciously salty cheddar cream sauce that coated the kumara. The greens are a welcome refresher from the richness of the other ingredients.

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Native Friuts of Australia Native Fruits of Australia

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Blueberries Blueberries, vinegar & fresh cheese – Dehydrated blueberries take the centre staged, steeped in tart apple vinegar and sheep’s milk yoghurt.

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Plight of the bees “Plight of the bees”

 

Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Restaurant Pukekos egg Pukeko’s egg – chocolate eggs with salted caramel filling

 

In the back of the restaurant there is a herb garden. Most of the herbs and veggies you see in the meal come from here. Attica has also an off-site farm about 20 minutes away for sourcing greater quantities of vegetables and herbs – all commercially difficult to find. Attica, a luxury gourmet experience  Attica, a luxury gourmet experience Attica Luxury Gourmet Experience Garden

Visit Attica website here: http://www.attica.com.au/

 

 

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