In a case of if you can’t beat them, join them, Melba Restaurant has joined the global food movement of celebrating specific foods on certain days.
“We noticed that there was almost a world or national day for so many of our favourite foods that we decided to join in and have a two month line-up of food specific days during the winter months of June and July. Who wouldn’t love a day to satisfy their craving for tapas, sushi, fried chicken, chocolate, fries or lamingtons,” observed The Langham, Melbourne’s executive chef, Deepak Mishra. “These special events are the perfect excuse to indulge in your much-loved dishes,” adds Mishra.
It would almost be considered un-Australian to not indulge in one of the country’s best loved treats, the humble lamington. On National Lamington Day, Melba’s pastry chefs will serve five star lamingtons including Belgian chocolate ganache-filled lamingtons with Ghana chocolate nibs, white chocolate and passionfruit lamington and a choice of tart raspberry, citrus-y orange or tangy lemon lamingtons, the chefs have nick-named lemingtons.