The Stokehouse and Josie Bones [Melbourne]
- kersizm Jan 17, 2014 02:46 PM
Sad news this week.
The Stokehouse had a fire in the kitchen and is now a blackened pile of rubble.
Josie Bones will close at the end of Feb. To be replaced with a Meatball and Wine.
Hang on, what?! What happened with PM24?
In terms of nieuw (get it;) things... I went to Nieuw Amsterdam on Monday. While they are still getting things together, as they have only been open 3 weeks, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.
The Jerk Chicken, Pork Nuggets and Cheviche were sensational.
PM24 is part of the Colambaris and Co empire, it has been rethemed and is re-opening as a contemporary Asian. Uncannily like Lee Ho Fook. Not sure where Mouchel is going. Everyone's going casual.
LHF was very Smith Street, but the food was pretty good reinvented Asian - three out of four dishes were pretty good. I think it's modelled on something in Sydney, I liked their reinvented sweet and sour pork.
N2 is good for a show, I've been to the Sydney one. Spring ST Grocer is still my best purist gelati.