Auction Rooms has been on my list for a while now, but since I rarely venture outside the CBD, it's taken me quite some time to get there.
And I wish I'd been sooner!
|Breakfast board: grilled chorizo, ocean trout croquette, feta, avocado puree, |
soft-boiled egg with rye soldiers and white iced coffee
The breakfast board has a little bit of everything you'd want for breakfast. Or brunch. Or given the time we got there, afternoon tea.
The slices of grilled chorizo were crispy on the outside, and made up of fatty porky goodness with a little kick of spice. The soft-boiled egg was gooey and perfect for dipping the soldiers in. (If anyone ever told you not to play with your food, leave that rule at home.) The croquette was perfectly fried, crunchy outside, creamy inside. Little quinelles and dollops of avocado puree and feta were perfect condiments for not just the soldiers, but the croquette and the chorizo as well. The board was finished off with a light salad of green leaves, carrot slices and picked onion.
The white iced chocolate came in a classic old milk bottle and was sweet and fragrant.
A perfect balance of flavours, textures and colours.
|Seared ocean trout|
|Soda pops: apple & cinnamon, Old Auctioneer's lemonade|
To finish off, we ordered two of the homemade soda pops. The classic lemonade was bubbly, lemony and refreshing, while the apple & cinnamon was a little more subtle, tasting very much like someone had taken a perfect apple pie and captured it's essence in a bottle.
Our waitress was attentive and accommodating, and service was reasonably quick.
Definitely worth the trek outside the free tram zone!