P M 24
24 Russell Street
I have wanted to try PM24's famed rotisserie chicken for quite awhile now. Unfortunately, this was not part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Restaurant Express lunch menu. Which, just means that I will have to make a return visit, which will not be a hardship!
Philippe Mouchel’s French Bistro and Rotisserie is in a beautiful warehouse space, with tall ceilings, large windows and beautiful light fittings whilst still retaining a cosy, traditional bistro feel.
The MFWF restaurant express lunch consists of two courses, a glass of wine and tea or coffee for $35. A refreshing Pinot Grigio and warm sourdough rolls in a cute fabric sack was a nice start.
There was a choice of two entrees, two mains and dessert or cheese. I had an entree and main, whilst my friend L had a main and dessert.
Organic chicken liver terrine, toasted sourdough, onion jam and salad
The onion jam was the highlight of my entree. Beautiful, sticky and moreish!
|Daube of duck leg, Paris mash and vegetables|
Tasmanian salmon & silver beet polenta, red wine jus and beetroot
The duck and salmon were beautiful - perfectly cooked and delicious.
|Apple Mirliton, pistachio ice cream|
Dessert tasted as good as it looked.
The service was excellent. Even though we were the first lunch sitting, (12 -1.15), and lingered over good coffee, we didn't feel rushed.
As the man himself farewelled us I was already planning my return visit. My anticipation for the chicken has grown even more!