George Calombaris and Made Establishment have just made another addition to their restaurant portfolio, which includes The Press Club, Little Press & Cellar, Maha, Hellenic Republic, P M 24 and St Katherine’s.
Mama Baba was inspired by George's Greek and Italian background to create this cool new restaurant.
I was very excited with the invitation from Made Establishment to join their opening party.
Mama Baba is located just off Chapel St in South Yarra. I always found surprising the lack of good restaurants in such a wealthy area of the city, so I think Mama Baba will be a much welcomed addition.
The set up for tonight's event was impressive. We were greeted by a line of waitresses serving canapés out of Minis. I particularly liked the anchovies and broccoli cream croquettes. Deliciously salty and crispy.
Walking into the restaurant, we saw celebrity hairdresser Joey Scandizzo creating a hairpiece out of dried pasta for the models that later paraded Alannah Hill's pieces.
Tables were removed from the dining area giving way to a big open space where guests nibbled on canapés and miniature burgers and past dishes, sipping Italian prosseco and beer.
The party had a great vibe with DJs including Ruby Rose.
Tuna tartare was very fresh and complemented well with the cracked wheat and lentil cold salad.
Mini eggplant parmigiana burgers with fennel
I loved the unusual combination of crumbled eggplant and fennel in the mini burgers. But what I liked the most were the super cute Italian and Greek flags on them.
Tortellini of prawn saganaki, tomato and feta
My favourite dish of the night was the prawn tortellini. The fresh pasta was cooked to perfection and the prawn filling burst in the mouth with flavour. The barely cooked cherry tomatoes added a really fresh, tangy touch.
It was a really fun night I was glad to be part of! I've included below some more pictures I took. Check their Facebook page for more pictures of the night.