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[Melbourne] Mirka

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Mirka

Add: 42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9525 3088
Hours: 7:30am~11pm
Website: www.mirkatolarnohotel.com
Price: [small dishes] ~22 AUD [main dishes] ~34 AUD
Visited on: 2012-05

What I remembered most about Mirka is the vividly-colored Mirka Mora wallpapers that line the entire dining room. The dishes we had that evening, on the other hand, all seem like a blur to me now, and I debated whether to blog about this restaurant at all if the food wasn’t so memorable. Oh well, let’s take a look at the pictures anyway.

To start, a complimentary plate of fried polenta sticks with sea salt.

Oysters with sauce ‘mignonette’ (4 AUD/each), yum.

Zucchini flowers, ricotta mint, lemon (22 AUD), looked interesting on the menu, tasted a bit bland.

Rainbow trout, pancetta, fennel, basil (35 AUD), lovely, worth ordering.

Confit Duck Leg ‘Cassoulet’, beans, sausage, ‘lardons’ (34 AUD), quite nice, but actually I enjoyed the beans and sausages more than the duck itself, especially with the crunchy bread crumbs sprinkled on top…mmm those are good.

Grilled Beef Brisket with dijon, coleslaw and balsamic (38 AUD), boring, avoid.

‘Truffled’ Fries, dipping egg (13 AUD) was a joke. Where’s the truffle?!

Rum Baba Jamaican White Rum, banana, ‘Dulce de Leche’ ice cream (16 AUD). Not bad.

Please excuse the lack of descriptions on the dishes – I really couldn’t remember too much about them. All in all, Mirka isn’t bad but there are plenty of other restaurants in Melbourne that are more worthy of your time and stomach space. Just my humble opinion.

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May 16th, 2012 at 5:53 pm