Bubbles, beef and bongos were on hand to launch the spectacular new Meat & Wine Co in South Yarra last week.
The Como Centre has come alive with the arrival of the fifth Meat & Wine Co. It opened its doors to the pumping sounds of African bongos, calling people onto the red carpet to enjoy the morsels inside. The style of the restaurant is unmistakable, with an enticing mix of modern architecture fused with the rich tones of dark wood grasping wine bottles on the walls.
The private dining rooms are a standout, and private dining rooms are often difficult to find in this part of town. If it is time to get friends together for a birthday celebration or for a unique work dinner or meeting, then head here before everyone else hears about it. The private dining rooms float above the restaurant, and while being modern and sophisticated they have the warmth of a ski chalet in winter.
The menu at Meat & Wine Co is all about the melt-in-the-mouth meat (there are a couple of vegetarian options on the menu), in particular the impressive Monte Beef which is produced exclusively for the restaurant on farms throughout Australia. Monte Beef is renowned for being extremely tender with a robust flavour, and is offered in four different varieties and many different cuts. Ranging from Monte Free Range 200 gram eye of the rump for $24 to Monte Black Wagyu 300 gram Rib-eye for $59.
Alongside the beef are the spectacular burgers that will feed you for a few days in style, the mouth-watering sauces of your liking, crunchy chips and my favourite ribs. The ribs are slow cooked and finished off on the hot char-grill. The sweet meat simply falls off the bone with the added delicacy of the crunchy outer morsels that were cooked to perfection on the grill, adding a perfect finish to this satisfying meal.
If you are looking for a fun night in South Yarra with amazing food and an ambience to match then Meat & Wine Co is the place to be, and being under the Channel Ten studios you never know who you might bump into!