[Melbourne] Circa The Prince – Modern Elegance

So, here I am – nicely settled in Melbourne. In case you are wondering…nope, I am not calling this home for good.
I merely believe in “Carpe Diem” – because watching a tennis grand slam LIVE has always been one of those things on my bucket list…I decided to seize the opportunity since I am here in OZ! And since Melbourne is such a lovely (& delicious) city….I might as well relocate here for awhile before I make my next move :)

On my first morning here in Melbourne, I dropped by Circa the Prince for brekkie before heading to St.Kilda’s Sunday Market. The first time I heard about this place was through Le Cordon Bleu’s industry placement officers – there was a cuisine opening at that time and EVERYBODY MANY STUDENTS wanted to apply to this place. “This place must be really awesome”, I thought to myself. Upon some research, I learnt that (besides the fact it is one-hatted) this restaurant is worth a visit based on its unique design (partnership with Meme) and interesting menu offering (bold fusion of Asian flavors in Western cooking).

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VIETNAMESE STYLE PORK BELLY with FRIED EGG, BAGUETTE & FRAGRANT HERBS ($18) – what a sophisticated interpretation of an otherwise not-so-elegant snack (Vietnamese Pork Roll) – tasted really good, too!

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SCRAMBLED EGGS ON TOAST with BAKED FIELD MUSHROOMS & MEXICAN STYLE RELISH ($16) – according to my travel companion (A), this dish was perfectly executed. She loved everything about this dish including the plate -_- Upon flipping the plate over, we learnt that the plate is from MIJ (which we made a point to drop by today. Quite a lovely place and very popular among the locals who are crazy about anything Asian/Japanese)

Both dishes left A and I deeply satisfied with our first proper meal in Melbourne – we look forward to many more memorable meals ahead as we ‘eat our way’ around Melbourne!
Meanwhile, I am looking at my culinary calendar and planning when to head back to Circa the Prince for their degustation, heh…

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