Another one for your start-of-2018 dance card, central business district diners. At this new cafe-restaurant-bar brought to you by Paul Hourigan, the former director of the Riverland group, chef Andrew Braham (last at the Napier) and ex-Atlantic and Estelle sommelier Stuart Quinn, the pitch is to be as Melbourne as possible.
Spacious industrial fitout softened with greenery and graffiti? Check, the latter courtesy of Elle Street Art. A diverse menu running the gamut from crab scrambled eggs and gluten-free muesli in the morning, to the likes of game bird and foie gras pâté en croute, a calamari and watermelon salad and tinned meats at night? Of course. Will there be tinned cocktails a la Sydney's Continental Deli? Also yes.
It's due to open on January 14. Chuck it on the growing pile of January openings, a list that includes Peter Jo's Korean party, Shik, EDV's Viking-inspired restaurant, Mjolner, and cafe-bar-restaurant Riddik, in Lower Templestowe. Your early 2018 dance card is looking busy.
10 Katherine Place, Melbourne, archiegreen.com.au