Attica is back at it for Melbourne’s latest lockdown. Chef-owner Ben Shewry has partnered with head pastry chef Rosemary Andrews to create two versions of their ‘At-Home' menu, designed to warm the hearts and fill the stomachs of all Melbournians (within 10kms of Ripponlea, of course).
Last year, Attica blew us away with its family lasagna and pull-apart garlic bread. This year it’s all about the souva, inspired by the Attica Summer Camp pop-up restaurant. The package has all of the elements of a classic souvlaki dinner, but elevated to an Attica standard. It includes marinated rotisserie lamb, Rosemary’s famous focaccia and three different sides of veg to go alongside. For only $75 for two people, this filling and comforting meal is an absolute bargain, considering Attica’s typical price point.
If you want to really treat yourself this lockdown and bring a fine-dining restaurant experience to your doorstep, Attica is offering a ‘Lockdown Luxe 3-course Menu’. This includes oozy baked cheese and honey, a vintage-inspired beef wellington and Ben’s own Kladdkaka (a chocolate cake come brownie, with the molten centre of a chocolate lava cake). Both of these menus offer vegetarian and gluten-free options, to cater for those dietary needs. Attica is also offering bundles of wine, craft beer and cocktails customised to suit each meal.
But this wouldn’t be an Attica lockdown without their famous Basque cheesecake. Made with three different types of creams (mascarpone, pouring, and cream cheese), it serves up to 8 people, though we’re not here to judge.
Attica’s at-home restaurant is serving now and will open daily from 9am until sold out, or until lockdown ends. So get a hold of meals made from one of the country’s top restaurants while you can, order up here.
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