Melbourne, Australia Dinner: Rockwell and Sons

While in Melbourne, Tocqueville and I decided to check out the pub culture.  We strolled down Brunswick Street, stopped in a couple places for a pint, and made it to our dinner destination: Rockwell and Sons.

We chose this spot for dinner because the food was not too “gourmet” (we just weren’t in the mood for something fancy) yet the menu was creative and intriguing.  In fact, many of the dishes seemed to be inspired by southern USA flavors (e.g., Lexington BBQ sauced lamb ribs).

We chose to sample the soft shelled crab, fried and served with asparagus, fennel puree, and buttermilk dill sauce.  We also had the lamb meatballs, accompanied by greens, mint, and cucumber sauces.  Two sides rounded out our meal: mac n’ cheese and a salad dressed with a vinegar-based buttermilk dressing.  Paired with a local brew (Mountain Goat) and a house made blueberry soda, we were in business.