In a spate of takeaway and delivery-only restaurants popping up on your preferred delivery partner’s feed, a restaurant from the minds behind B. East and Henry’s is making it easier to get your hands on a tray of A-grade lasagne.
The cheese-laden slices come courtesy of Lasagna Del Rey—who’ve simultaneously nailed both the name and the art of lasagne straight out of the gate. The menu is concise with three unique lasagne options all worthy of your consideration.
First up is the vegan lasagne, made with hand-rolled spinach pasta, smoked eggplant and shiitake mushroom bolognese. You’ve also got the organic beef slice, which comes correct with smoked pork sugo, roast beef tallow bechamel and a triple cheese crust. Then, completing the trifecta is the free-range rotisserie chicken lasagne; it’s brined for 12 hours and topped with garlic butter field mushrooms. Damn.
Chef Jarrod Moore is steering the ship here, and it's clear he's keen on bringing a refreshing take to the lasagne offering in Melbourne.
"We wanted to develop an alternative from the same old lasagna formula on the market at the moment. We've made three 'out-of-the-box' lasagnas—a lot of time and love has gone into selecting our ingredients and the process, giving our lasagnas extra kick-ass flavours!” says Moore.
Cheese has also been taken into consideration, with Moore sharing a winning formula balancing several textures imperative to lasagne.
"Our Del Rey cheese mix has been developed specifically for lasagnas for maximum melt and crunch, featuring fresh Caciotta and Smoked Scamorza cheeses from That's Amore cheese in Thomastown, super melty American Jack Cheddar and Italian style Parmesan!"
Lasagna Del Rey is an advocate for keeping things local and organic, so you can rejoice in the fact that you’ll be supporting Australian producers—like That’s Amore Cheese, Bannockburn Free Range Chicken and Cherry Tree Organic Beef—through the ingredients used in that slice slapped gracefully on your plate.
Lasagna Del Rey is slinging slices now on Deliveroo to Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs.
Image credit: Arianna Leggiero