103 - 107 Errol Street
Auction Rooms is open all day and it was still packed when we got there at 1.
Auction Rooms is charming and airy with its high ceilings. I particularly liked the open courtyard out the back.
Iced Milk Coffee ($4)
It was a fairly warm day, I opted for a cool iced coffee which was deliciously refreshing.
Herbal Infusions - Chamomile ($3.5)
Salmon Pastrami, served on a Crumbed Potato & Fish Cake with a Snow Pea Tendril Salad, Sauce Gribriche & a Poached Egg ($17)
The salmon pastrami was looking good, and I didn’t want to sample yet another disappointing porterhouse. But I was craving something heartier and I decided to give the porterhouse a go.
Grass-Fed Cape Grim Porterhouse Sandwich, with Rocket, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Celeriac Remoulade & House-Made Mushroom Ketchup, served with Multigrain Toast with a Beetroot & Feta Puree ($19)
Best decision ever. Tender, fragrant and succulent, with glimpses of pink, the porterhouse was everything it should be. Resting on a bed of fresh rocket, juicy tomatoes, the right amount of tangy remoulade on crunchy toast, and this vibrant royal purple hued puree. The flavour combination of each mouthful reminded me of the flavours in a burger, but on a different level and beautifully presented.
“La fin de Elvis Presley” - French Toast filled with Caramelised Banana & Rum Puree, and Creamed Peanut Butter, served with Crispy Pancetta & Vanilla Cream ($14.5)
I am inclined to try some of the other dishes, but to be honest I don’t think I ever will. Not as long as the porterhouse is on the menu, that is the one and only dish for me at Auction Rooms.