Tuesday, 14 May 2013

ONCE A TAILOR - Autumn Menu Launch Party

We were invited by Harvey Publicity to sample the new autumn menu at Once a Tailor cafe & restaurant in Hawthorn.

Hubby had been to Once a Tailor before where he learned more about the cafe's history and concept.

Tonight's event was pretty different from the one he attended. Foodies and friends mingled over canapes, cocktails and great live jazz with Darren Percival, finalist from The Voice 2012.

Live jazz with Darren Percival

The ambiance and the food were great. I loved how they used prosciutto is different ways for different dishes. Fig wrapped in prosciutto was one of my favourites - the sweetness of the figs paired perfectly with the salty ham. The prosciutto itself was crispy and caramelised; great texture and taste.

Here are some of the highlights:

Baked fig and prosciutto parcels

Fried polenta topped with prosciutto

Great polenta (anyone who reads this blog knows I'm a sucker for this simple corn dish) and tasty corn fritters. Neither was soggy or too oily - both dishes were well executed.

Corn fritters with salsa verde

Potato rosti with smoked salmon 

More than the food or the entertainment alone, I think what worked really well at Once a Tailor that night was the atmosphere.

The venue was just right for the type of event they wanted to host. Come to think of it, Once a Tailor would make an amazing private party venue.

From what I hear, the event was such a success that they now what to make Friday jazz nights a regular event. Stay tuned for updates!

Specials board
Thank you once again to Clemence, Eliza and Sophie at Harvey Publicity for the invitation and for a lovely night of jazz and good food!

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