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Day of the Dead is a Mexican Spanish Tapas Restaurant Bar in the centre of St Kilda on Fitzroy Street with an extensive cocktail list.
The restaurant had a wide variety of spirits on display at the bar with the back drop of an eye catching piece of artwork on the wall.
To start with, we enjoyed a cold refreshing light Argentinian Beer which was perfect after a hot day.
The buffalo wings (of which we chose the spicy option) was tender and packed full of flavour. The thyme and citrus infusions along with the special homemade wing sauce provided an excellent start to the meal.
The Nachos were filled with the usual ingredients of guacamole, jalapeno, generous cheese, black beans, capsicum and corn which was served in the ceramic bowl it was cooked in. A generous serving of this classic dish was also accompanied with sour cream which provided us with a refreshing contrast.
A quartet of tacos were served on blue corn tortillas with deconstructed toppings. The fish taco was well cooked which resulted in a light and tasty taco. The slow cooked beef taco was a delight topped with homemade cheese. The chicken taco was also a great dish which was refreshing with the slaw served in it.
Overall, Day of the Dead was a nice casual place to relax with some great food and extensive drinks list.
By Helena Lea.
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Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Waterslide Bar.
Location: Basement, 61 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Phone: 03 8663 0500
Cuisine: European, Italian, International
Beef Tataki Rare seared eye fillet, shredded daikon, ginger, heirloom tomato, radish, micro herbs tataki
Phone: 03 9416 0058
Cuisine: Bar, International, Modern
The Sweet potato & chickpea falafels were beautifully made. Wonderfully crisp and combined with maple infused hummus to provide a delicious salinity and sweetness to the dish. It was a simple dish executed perfectly.
Shinwa boasts some of the best yakitori that Melbourne has to offer. We absolutely loved their range of grilled skewers. Without exception, each skewer had been sufficiently seasoned and was wonderfully flavoursome and displayed a delectable outer charring courtesy of having benefited from the perfect time on the grill.
Our dinner ended on a sweet note with the Kokutou manjyu, a delightful Japanese brown sugar and red bean cake. Shinwa’s rendition of this traditional dessert was beautifully light and fluffy and when eaten with the creamy sesame ice cream, was a little piece of heaven.
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