Dalchini Pop Up (Invited)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Dalchini means Cinnamon in Indian, it is a very versatile ingredients and can be use both in savoury and sweet. Dalchini is lead by Chef Ved and Chef Kay-Lene. Ved grew up in India and inspired by his mom then he grow up to be a wonderful International Chef, including Coda, one of my favourite restaurant. Kay-Lene is born in Melbourne and has work with big names such as Chef Joel Robuchon. She was nominated for the Gault& Millau Pastry Chef of the Year 2016 award.

Dalchini is a pop up event that first held in Persillade on 6th March 2017 and since then they have made a total of 5 event. This is their sixth event and I'm glad that Ved reach out to me and had me come with two of my team mates to the event. It's a six course shared style set menu for $85.

Snacks; Tomato Shorba, Idli Uni Sambar and Lamb Bheja Puffs. I'm very impressed by the starters. They came quickly and finish quickly just because they are delicious. The tomato shorba is unique, refreshing with crunchy rim. Then the lamb bheja is smooth with fluffy puffs, I want more. The Idli Uni Sambar is a bit blend but the fresh uni is always welcome.

Shared; New Season Asparagus Coddled Egg Makhani, Eggplant Bhaja Burrata Sesame Chutney, Crystal Bay Prawns Khichdi Broad Beans and Pork Jowl Sorpotel Baby Turnips. The dish that impressed me the most is the asparagus with perfectly coddled egg, I honestly can finish the whole plate by my self. The burrata is smooth creamy with smokey eggplant, I would love a  lil bit more of the sesame chutney. Both nicely cooked Crsyal Bay Prawns and Pork Jowl. Succulent Prawns and melt in your mouth Pork Jowl.

Sweet; Mango Mousse Yoghurt Sponge Pomegranate, Salted Caramel Macaron and Fig Pistachio Rose Barfi. I love the mango mousse inspired by mango lassi so much, so creamy and the yoghurt sponge is super creative. I want this all to my self. The macaron and barfi simply out shined by the first dessert.

My overall dining experience was good but I do think the portion should be bigger, especially the shared part because I'm still hungry when I left. I also think that the shared part better to be served together rather than one course at a time. In the future, I would like to know when is their next pop up or maybe big project to see more of their creations.

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Dalchini Pop Up
+6139078 4056
150/152 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002