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Published August 9th 2020
Lasagna Del Rey calls its lasagnas lavish and it's not lying
Melbourne-made, heat-at-home lasagnas delivered to your door!
A team of chefs from The B.East, Globe Alley, Ferdydurke and Henry's have crafted their version of Melbourne's chosen lockdown dish for delivery and consumption while staying safe at home this winter. These aren't your usual lasagnas. Lasagna Del Rey calls its lasagnas lavish and it is not lying. Only the best ingredients go into these Melbourne-made, heat-at-home lasagnas.
With an over-the-top organic beef lasagna, an extravagant rotisserie chicken lasagna, and a lavish vegan lasagna option available, whatever type of lasagna you're craving, whichever version is your favourite and whether you eat meat or not, your lasagna needs are covered.
I ordered and tried the vegan lasagna (because we're a vegan household) and it was seriously delicious. I ate way more than I should have, simply because I couldn't stop eating it it was so tasty.
I love the fact that it is both packed full of vegetables and includes plant-based mock mince, which is uncommon in pre-prepared plant-based meals - it is usually one or the other in my experience. This gave it a complete, balanced, whole-rounded flavour, with the taste and textures of the mock mince and vegetables complementing each other perfectly.
It didn't taste mass-produced or pre-made, instead, it tasted like a just made and come out of the oven homemade lasagna, made with love and fresh ingredients from a farmer's market.
This may be because Lasagna Del Rel's lasagnas are "crafted with love in Melbourne, using fresh ingredients from our local heroes". Trust me, you can taste it.
Lasagna Del Rey's vegan lasagna contains house-rolled wild spinach pasta, smoked eggplant, piquillo peppers, cavalo nero, and Del Rey shitake mushroom bolognese. This, my friends, is a vegan lasagna on steroids with only the best ingredients.
Lasagna Del Rey's organic beef lasagna contains Cherry Tree organic beef and smoked pork sugo, roast beef tallow bechamel and a triple cheese crust of local caciotta, smoked scarmoza and jack cheddar cheese. Lots of meat and loads of cheese for those meat and cheese lovers!
While Lasagna Del Rey's rotisserie chicken lasagna contains: slow-roasted Bannockburn free-range chicken, which has been brined for 12 hours, garlic butter field mushrooms, pancetta crisps and chargrilled cavalo nero. The soft, succulent chicken and buttery mushrooms option!
Go here for a complete list of ingredients and allergens.
When your lasagna is delivered, simply bake in the foil tray for about 25-35 minutes - look for a bubbly top and make sure it is heated through - and eat or freeze and then thaw before reheating.
The only criticism I have concerns how it was packaged. The lasagna came in the traditional aluminium tray but it was then covered with a large, thick soft plastic outer layer. As a household that tries to reduce its plastic usage as much as possible, this was disappointing. The last home-delivered lasagna we ordered came in an aluminium tray with a cardboard lid covering it, which is much more eco-friendly.
In terms of service, the service you get from Lasagna Del Rey is also five stars. The delivery window given is quite large, but you get sent a text message 10 to 30 mins before the delivery driver arrives with your lasagna, so you're not waiting and wondering all day when it'll be delivered - they'll let you know when you need to keep an ear out for the doorbell.
Lasagna Del Rey lasagnas are delivered to a large range of Melbourne suburbs (check if it delivers to your suburb here) between 12pm and 6pm on Wednesday and Friday for $5 or you can pick one up from Skinner & Hackett in Carlton, The B.East in Brunswick East and The B.East of Brunswick St in Fitzroy.
And, while the lasagnas are extravagant, the prices aren't too excessive considering their quality at $40 for a large family lasagna and $25 for a smaller 2-3 person serve and the servings are extremely generous. We ordered the family and will be getting 3 servings each out of it.
Also, you get 10% off your first order! You can order from Lasagna Del Rey's website or Uber Eats or Deliveroo.
These must be the most opulent lasagnas ever produced and I'm here for it.