Spring and Summer is just what St Kilda needs.
Thai inspired, Asian-fusion food that will make any foodie’s mouth water.
A young Aussie couple only opened this little treat a few months ago and I can already see, this white, open-spaced restaurant will be the place to be, especially in the coming warmer months. With their craft beers on offer and a variety of cocktails soon to hit their menu, you biggest problem here will be trying to decide which delicious meal to order.
Picture yourself on a warm Friday evening sitting at their front window, breeze in your hair, drink in one hand, fork in other, watching passers by on the re-vamped corner of Acland and Barkly Street.
Spring and Summer co-owner and Head Chef has an arm’s length of experience working in some of Melbourne’s most popular Asian-fusion restaurants. Preparing fresh produce on site, every dish has a unique flavour that has been inspired by different parts of Asia.
The boyfie ordered a Coke Zero and I ordered my standard Pinot Noir. Their very friendly staff, were confident with their recommendations of what food we should try.
For entree we had Edamame and King Fish Sashimi.
So this place is Thai right?
Both dishes (although very Japanese) had a delicious Thai inspired flavouring and dressing.
Grilled Pork Neck, tamarind sauce with mixed greens was one of our three mains. I think people either love or hate pork. I’m a lover (rarely a fighter) and I love pork… Well that doesn’t mean much as I love all meat (sorry to my vegetarian and vegan friends!).
For those of you who are not keen on pork, I beg you to try this dish. I think it could make you turn.
We coupled our pork dish with a traditional favourite Pad See Ew with Wagu Beef and Soft Shell Crab with Coconut Curry Sauce. Unlike some ‘fusion’ restaurants, all dishes were very generous in serving size and we were left feeling exceptionally satisfied.
Whether you are looking for dinner on a Friday night with the girls or date night with the boy, Spring and Summer will not disappoint.
For more information or to see other great dishes on their menu, head over to the Spring and Summer website.