Friday, May 05, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Embla is belong to the same team that brought you Town Mouse. Christian McCabe and executive chef Dave Verheul creates Embla in Russell Street Melbourne CBD. Co owner and French natural wine producer Eric Narioo has prepared an amazing list of wine from all over the world. They also prepared the staff to be able to explain and suggest the best wine for your palate.

I recently went to have a nice dinner at Embla. The atmosphere is quite vibrant and the waiters are really tentative and quick to provide serving. It's a charming, romantic, cozy place by New Zealand architect Allistar Cox. Decorated with wood, exposed brick, granite floors fits around 60 people.

We started our evening dinner with whipped cod roe and some breads ($12). The breads are quite fluffy and the cod roe goes really well with them. It has balanced level of saltiness and sourness which is quite enjoyable to have.

Our next dish is the snapper carpaccio sour pepper ($14), I just love carpaccio in general and this is no exception. It is quite tasty and the texture is really soft, another enjoyable dish to eat for the night.

We moved to the larger plate dish, and we got the pipis, serrano, basil ($17). For me this is the best dish for the night, the pipis are really fresh and the sauce goes really well with the pipis. It is not too overpowering and it contributes to the freshness of the pipis. The breads are also quite nice, they are crispy and complete the dish in overall.

We moved to our next dish which is the duck leg, yoghurt, and ratatouille ($22). The duck is beautifully cooked, crisp on the outside and pink in the inside, it is really juicy and quite sweet in taste. The yoghurt actually gives quite a nice compliment to the sweet taste of the duck meat.

Our last dish for the night is the black Angus flank, tarragon sauce verte ($42). The beef is cooked perfectly, I can taste the charcoal burnish feeling on the outside and the juicy of the meat in the inside. You can really taste the quality of the beef. The sauce taste a bit sour which goes quite well with the charcoal taste of the beef. 

Overall, we had a good time and enjoyed the meal. Highly recommended if you are looking for a simple solid casual dining restaurant around the CBD.

Embla Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

122 Russell St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Monday-Wednesday: 12pm-12am
Thursday: 12pm-1am
Friday: 12pm-10pm
Saturday: 3pm-1am