Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Epocha means ‘a new or distinctive era’ or ‘a moment in time’ and interestingly it has the same meaning in most European languages. This stated in their website. They are seating in a stunning Victorian terrace at Carlton. Charming classic building with a couple outdoor seating and classic dim lighting interior inside. Epocha boast European menu just like their humble origins.

Epocha has been on my list for quite some time now but oh well with pregnancy, baby and now jump starting work, time just simply slipping by and I don't get to do what I like the most quite often anymore. Which is picking out restaurants and dining out with friends. When one of my close friend, call me out for dinner and meeting with my baby and hubby, I could not miss my chance. She knows me well enough and let me pick the place. So here we are, 5.30pm at Epocha, yes I dine in at that time now since we have to get back home pretty early for the baby to sleep.

Chicken liver pรขtรฉ, crispy chicken skin and brioche ($16), Crispy Pig Ears ($12) and Classic steak tartare, crispy potato, cornichons, capers and mustard ($25). My husband loves pate especially chicken liver pate, his favourite is by Charlie at the Atlas Dining but Epocha fall just a lil bit behind with generous servings and super creamy pate that I could eat for days, topped with crispy chicken skin. Then come another crispy element, that's just super crispy, sliced thinly pig ears and perfect for snacking with beer. And of course I can't help my self to order tartare, very well done but the mustard is a bit too strong for me.

Pan seared hapuka with zucchinis and prawn bisque ($43) and Pan seared duck breast, duck tortellini, peas and baby leeks ($49). As my friend, still full from her late lunch, we just ordered two mains to share among us. Nicely cooked soft hapuka, I would love a crispy skin though but the bisque was nice and light. The duck was a bit tough even though it still be able to be enjoyed with al dente tortellini.

Pannacotta ($12). Their desserts are served tableside from the trolley and you can pick which one you like. Sadly, the pannacotta was the let down of the evening. It's dense and overly sweet. Definitely, not a good ending to our meal.

The service is a bit up and down, there was one man who is very professional, warm and accomodating to us but the other lady waitress was not, especially to my kid. Overall, their entree was amazing, the most spectacular out of all the courses.

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

+6139036 4949
49 Rathdowne St
Carlton VIC 3053