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Sink your teeth into their signature dishes
Melbourne meat lovers will no longer need to travel outside the city to sink their teeth into dishes from Berwick's award-winning MPD Kitchen when a pop-up restaurant opens on Beaney Lane from 26 March until April 13.
The pop up will take residence in the space that was formerly MoMo Restaurant below the Grand Hyatt.
Love steak? Berwick's award-winning MPD Kitchen is popping up in the CBD bringing with it some of their most delicious signature dishes. Image credit: The Ideas Library
Executive Chef Chris Bonello (formerly of Vue Group) will serve a curated menu of his contemporary Australian fare, featuring a selection of MPD's past and present signatures, along with a range of the highest quality steak for, which the restaurant is renowned.
MPD's executive chef Chris Bonello will serve a curated menu of MPD's award-winning fare. Image credit: MPD Kitchen
Guests can relish in fresh seafood starting with delicate dishes such as spanner crab with crayfish butter, finger lime and flatbread before moving onto dishes such as signature mains including skate with Jerusalem artichoke, jamon crumble, nasturtium and foraged greens.
The 3-week pop up will also showcase the best of their cocktail menu and a 250-strong wine list will complement the menu, designed and poured by Venue Manager and Sommelier Marcus Fabian.
Executive Chef Chris Bonello employs a three-metre grill, fuelled exclusively with native ironbark, to roast and grill 70 per cent of the menu with a finessed style, reflecting his time spent helming Vue Group.
The pop up is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30pm-late and reservations are strongly suggested. Book via the MPD Steak Kitchen website: www.mpdsteakkitchen.com