As many have said, Melbourne can have four seasons in one day and we sure did experience that. It was scorching hot when we arrived on the Saturday but the weather went downhill from there. Cold and windy days that belonged more to winter than summer. Thankfully, it didn't rain.
After reading numerous guides, we settled on a number of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Though, we never ended up sticking to it due to time constraints. We were super pressed for time and even ended up eating Macca's at the airport on our way back in place of Huxtaburger. We missed out on their famous burgers which was disappointing. That will definitely be on the agenda next time around.
It was buzzing with couples and groups when we arrived just before 6:30pm.
Tipo 00 is a fine dining restaurant offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The interior is modern and sleek, yet rustic at the same time.
Complimentary focaccia bread is served with a side of ricotta cheese and drizzled with rosemary salt and olive oil. This is a welcoming start to the dinner.
The 'Porcini Croquettes ($7.50)' was an item from the specials menu. These morsels were delicious and the armoa that filled our space when it was brought out was so good. A porcini mixture rolled in a bread crumb and fried to a golden colour. It tasted equally delicious as how it looked.
'Calamari ($13.00)' turned out to be different to what we imagined, as we're so use to the salt and pepper squid. Grilled calamari is combined with cucumber, pickled fennel and black capsicum. The calamari was cooked well and it had a nice bite. Together with the three other elements, this was amazingly fresh, light and refreshing. Have you ever seen black capsicum? We sure haven't! It actually tasted normal but we couldn't help but laugh at what it looked like. So immature we are.
Simple looking yet an amazing combination. The 'Riso Carnaroli ($24.00)' is a Moreton Bay bug risotto. I don't recall ever trying risotto before and this risotto just blew my mind away. Till today, I still have the thoughts of how good it was lingering in my head. The risotto tasted very much like a Spanish paella but the rice is softer and more flavoursome. They were very generous with the chunks of bugs.
361 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone no: 03 9942 3946
Monday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm