The Albion building is strikingly beautiful with the bright white walls and climbing up the stairs to the rooftop you will see remnants of the devastating fire that occurred two weeks before their opening back in 2015. As devastating as it may be, it was also a blessing in disguise for the owners/investors to start again from scratch. The original vision of The Albion was a nightclub space, but has now transcend into a beautiful events, rooftop space, lounge and nightclub.
After we had some time to mingle and get our cocktails we were ushered to our table to start our dinner feast prepared by the chefs at The Albion.
The first dish of the night was the fresh and beautifully plated Seared nori tuna, edamame, seaweed salad and wasabi mayo. If you’re a lover of sashimi, then you will love this dish.
An array of dishes followed the seared tuna including:
The Albion’s menu is designed for sharing, it meant that we were able to try a large amount of dishes without feeling like we were in a coma. Following our entrees, our shared main dishes arrived with this gorgeous sunset and view!
My favourite main dish of the night was the crispy cider braised pork belly, parsnip puree, kale, candied sprouts, and apple mustard sauce. As my gut cannot tolerate apples, I went with just the pork belly and candied sprouts and can say it was just as good without the sauce. I’m certain that the sauce would have made it even better with the tangy looking sauce!
The Albion Rooftop also spoiled with a beautifully plated dry aged beef short loin, with witlof and fennel salad, herbed potato and jus. The dry aged beef was beautifully cooked and I love how it was paired with crispy circles of herbed potato. Yum!
The pork belly and dry aged beef was served with a side of colourful and healthy heirloom carrots served with toasted chickpeas and tahini. Yum!
To end the night we were spoiled with a big platter of cheese including my favourite – riverine blue cheese, fruit and nut roulade, quince paste, lavosh, oatmeal cookies and home-made truffles – coconut and white chocolate, chic mint, coffee and sea salt.
It was truly an honour to be one of the first guests to preview the new The Albion Rooftop. The dishes served on the night were cooked beautifully and brings respect to the local produce. I cannot wait to return back to The Albion Rooftop to try out their other dishes.
The Albion – Contact Details
Address: 172 York St, South Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9645 5277
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