It is that time of year, when I am here freezing in Melbourne spending exorbitant amounts of money on electricity to heat my house and watching the lucky few who have jetted off to Europe chasing the sun flooding my news feed with their incredible photos.
Luckily, Copper Pot in Seddon recently allowed me a fleeting glimpse of a European road trip with their fantastic ‘Road Trip’ menu; a shared chefs menu that showcases food from European favourites like Italy, Spain and France with food that is quality enough that if you close your eyes you just may be able to believe you are really there. The incredibly talented Ashley Davis has created a concept that allows he and his staff to experiment regularly with both classic European cuisine and modern takes on favourites, bringing a slice of Europe to the ever expanding dining scene in Melbourne’s west.
Food aside, the fit out in Copper Pot is gorgeous. A large warehouse type space with a huge mural towering over you at your table, the decor is a fine balance between funky and elegant. The open kitchen is a perk too- I would love to one day sit at the counter and watch the talented chefs make and plate up your food.
The road trip menu is so reasonably priced at $65pp, especially since we were absolutely stuffed to the brim after consuming around 7 small courses. From grilled garlic prawns (Spain) to venison tartare (France), to incredible mushroom agnolotti with truffle (Italy), Spain again with the most divine roasted brocolli with romesco sauce, whitebait (Greece) and then back to France for a cassoulet, each dish was finely executed and beautifully plated. We finished on a high note with a rich Black Forest dessert and one of the best Creme Brulee’s I have ever tried.
At the end of the meal, I was left fondly reflecting on the times I have been the lucky one eating these dishes in the European sun (and shamelessly flooding people’s news feeds with photos of it) and keenly anticipating returning back to trendy Seddon for my next road trip.
Have a delicious day,