Fancy Hank’s executive chef Mike Patrick said, “We've talked about developing a proper range of sauces for a while after always getting great feedback from customers about our sauces being made in-house." And that’s exactly what they’ve done.
Available online and in select stores across Melbourne, the new range features two BBQ sauces and three cracking hot sauces. Let’s deep dive a little further, shall we?
Original BBQ is Fancy Hank’s signature sauce, and the guys say it’s best slathered on pulled pork. The second BBQ sauce is Coffee & Molasses, this is another in-house recipe, served at Fancy Hanks with their melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket.
Now onto the hot sauces. These are the pure breeds. The range has three epic flavours: Cayenne & Watermelon is a mild sauce with fresh fruit notes (this is a good one for your hot-sauce-new-comers. Splash this guy over some freshly shucked oysters). Jalapeno & Peach is your medium heat player—sweet and tangy, this is your go-to for a little spice. Habanero & Carrot is next level. This one packs a serious punch, so unless you’re a seasoned hot sauce pro, use sparingly. The team suggests using it in a stew or adding a splash to a chicken marinade.
The sauces are made in small batches with all-Australian ingredients. When the range was entered into the Australian Food Awards earlier this winter, each sauce snagged a medal, including a gold for the Fancy Hank’s Original BBQ. So you know these things are legit. And Fancy Hanks has nailed the packaging too.
All sauces are now available to purchase in the restaurant and online. The sauces are also stocked at Spring Street Grocer, Meatsmith (Fitzroy, St Kilda) and three McCoppins Food Stores around Melbourne.
Image credit: Fancy Hanks