23 Jun Ten Square, Melbourne CBD
Ten Square is the new resident of the original Hardware Societe site and their seasonal menu has a variety of items ranging from brunch staples to dishes outside of the norm. Tender Glazed Beef Cheek comes in a rather sizeable piece, accompanied by the layered, sliced potatoes of the Pomme Anna, pomegranate jus, and pickled baby beetroot. When placing our order we’re originally uncertain about the strength of the onion flavour in the soubise of the Pork Belly. It turns out to be a very well balanced dish, and the onion isn’t overpowering. Our favourite is the Miso Charred Mackerel, which is well-seasoned and doesn’t possess an overly fishy flavour. As with all the other dishes, the vegetables – baby carrots, grilled shiitake and turnip – are cooked beautifully and treated with respect; the flavours of the produce really shines through.