24 May Touchstone, Macleod
Touchstone is only three weeks old, but already delivers strongly on the food front. Smoked Beef Brisket Benny features a large amount of brisket, and potato, chorizo & cheddar croquettes instead of the usual toast. The Moroccan braised beans are topped with a substantial serving of beef short ribs, as well as gremolata, sumac labneh, harissa spice and nicely charred sourdough. The sumac and gremolata add a nice layer of acidity to this hearty dish.
In terms of sweet dishes, the Snickers Panna Cotta is highly recommended. The oblong-shaped milk chocolate panna cotta is teamed up with salted macadamia caramel, raspberry gelee, strawberries, peanut crumble and torched marshmallows. The sweet peanut crumble has notes of honey, and the tanginess of the raspberry brings the dessert into balance.
Touchstone is well worth a visit, and is conveniently located near Macleod station.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Touchstone as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
30 Aberdeen Rd
Macleod, VIC, 3085