Boasting some of the best views, food, wine and service that Melbourne has to offer, Taxi Dining Room has established itself as a prime destination for sophisticated dining.
Taxi Dining Room recently launched its "Month of Sundays" series of lunches. The Month of Sundays events move away from the more traditional fine dining experience that Taxi is renowned for, instead utilising a monthly hero ingredient to plate up a communal, fun and affordable family lunch.
The hero ingredient for November is Chatham Island blue cod. Gastrology bloggers were privileged to enjoy an exclusive (and delicious) pre-sitting of the November Sunday lunch menu last week. Here is a sneak peek to whet your appetites…
Tuna Sashimi with wasabi yuzu dressing
The wasabi yuzu dressing was refreshing and mild, preserving the integrity of the beautifully fresh, delicate slices of tuna.
Rare beef salad with roasted peanuts and red chilli dressing
This dish was a triumph, both in terms of texture and flavour. The tender slices of beef were dressed beautifully with an expertly judge blend of lime juice, palm sugar, fish sauce and soy. The crunchy peanuts and spring onions provided texture whilst the basil and coriander leaves provided freshness.
Szechwan pork with silken tofu and black bean leeks
An expertly seasoned, comforting and delicious dish courtesy of the chilli broad bean paste, fermented black beans and rice wine.
Steamed Chatham Island blue cod with ginger and spring onion
Beautifully fresh, vividly white pieces of Chatham Island blue cod were paired with lap cheong (Chinese sausage), ginger and spring onion – a traditional Asian blend of ingredients that just works.
White chocolate and almond parfait
This dessert was a wonderful example of restrained elegance - the parfait was subtly flavoured and exquisitely textured. It was an indulgent end to a wonderful meal.
Taxi has become a landmark in Melbourne's progressive dining scene as a result of its premium service, delicious food, excellent wine list and wonderful views. Taxi’s new "Month of Sundays" menu offers the smart, contemporary dining experience we have come to expect from Taxi, but with a fun, approachable and communal flair that makes it a great lazy Sunday lunch option with friends and family.
Cost: $65 per person
When: 12 noon until 4.30 pm, every Sunday in November