Sunday, 15 March 2009

Quickie lunch at Recorded Music Salon

Recorded Music Salon
Level 1, 11 Collins Street, Melbourne (map)
9650 3821

Recorded Music Salon

Miss F was in town from London for a few weeks! It happened to be her birthday while she was here, so a group of us met up for lunch on the special day. Because the rest of us all work full time in the city it had to be a quickie - F selected Recorded Music Salon as the venue. I'd never been before, but knew of it as a bar that best-friend-K used to frequent when she used to work up at Parliament.

Turns out that RMS also does a rather nice sideline in lunches. The birthday girl chose the salad of roasted baby beetroot, baby spinach and goats cheese, with Attiki honey dressing ($16). Housemate DJ and I both pinched a forkful each - nice and fresh, liked the sweetness of the dressing with the beetroot.

Baby beetroot salad with baby spinach, goats cheese and atiki honey dressing

B-f-K had told me I had to try one of the pizze, so I had the one with field mushrooms, basil pesto and St Agur blue cheese ($13) (and Miss A ordered it too). Another great flavour combo (note to self: got to buy me some of that St Agur blue), but the oil from the pesto together with the fat of the cheese made it just a bit TOO sinful for my liking.

Filed mushroom, basil pesto and St Agur blue cheese pizza

Loved the look of DJ's wild mushroom ragù with grilled polenta, truffle oil and shaved parmesan ($16), as well as the cute little glazed terracotta bowl it was served in.

Wild mushroom ragu with grilled polenta, truffle oil and shaved parmesan

A had a toasted ciabatta with jamón, red pepper relish, manchego and baby cos lettuce ($12.50) - also a winner. Is it me, or is manchego cheese EVERYWHERE these days? It's the new black.

Toasted ciabatta with jamon, red pepper relish, manchego and baby cos lettuce

Anyway, Recorded Music Salon makes for a great little lunch venue - if only it were at my (boring, legal) end of town instead of the Paris End. Still, I'm pretty stoked at the news in the latest Espresso about a very, very, VERY welcome addition to the legal district dining scene: apparently another Movida may be moving in a mere block away from my office, behind the Supreme Court building... *fingers crossed*


Anonymous said...

Hello.. I just found your blog while trying to find a review for RMS.

Good work on the review, I'm headed there for lunch on Friday!

April @ My Food Trail said...

I stumbled across your blog and am loving everything about it, especially that it is about places in Melbourne!

You take amazing photos and you have given me some more must visit restaurants to add to my list! :)

claire said...

Hi Mel and DiscoveryMe, glad you both found the blog and liked it! Thank you for your comments. :)

Mel, how was lunch on Friday?