Melbourne

Sun Moth Canteen & Bar (CBD)

May 1, 2015

Sun Moth Canteen & Bar is a sleek little unit offering interesting takes on breakfast and other old favourites, tucked into Niagara Lane in the heart of the city.

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We paid a visit early one Tuesday night, eager to sample the menu in an elegant space that could easily have doubled as an art gallery – with clean lines and a projector spitting out shimmering light like something out of a Nicolas Refn movie.

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The team here know their wine, and graciously topped up our glasses of Domaine Lucci after giving us a comprehensive background on its journey here from the soils of South Australia.

I have a great deal of respect for people who are passionate enough about wine to understand the in-depth craft behind it, but sometimes my lack of knowledge resigns me to just nodding enthusiastically instead of actually contributing to the conversation. Wine wine wine, delicious wine.

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Fried bread with olives, garlic, chilli, lemon and pecorino.

Fried bread with olives, garlic, chilli, lemon and pecorino.

I’m a sucker for any recipe that turns something nondescript into something amazing. The fried bread starter is no exception – I could eat this on a daily basis.

Duck liver parfait, pear, salted figs and walnuts.

Duck liver parfait, pear, salted figs and walnuts.

Barley risotto with mushrrom.

Barley risotto with mushroom.

Sweet corn and chicken soup with buttermilk dumplings.

Sweet corn and chicken soup with buttermilk dumplings.

Capping off a set of dishes perfect for the chilly evening outside was the sweet corn and chicken soup, a warming concoction of flavours and textures. Next time I feel a headcold coming on, I’m heading straight to this bowl of comforting famililar tastes.

Sweet corn and chicken soup with buttermilk dumplings.

Moneyshot!

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Much respect to the team at Sun Moth for putting together such an interesting menu in an enigmatic space in the middle of the city, and many thanks to the rad guys at Zomato for turning us onto it!

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