Last night Melbourne yelpers came together to celebrate good food, delicious beverages and yelpy company. This time the venue was Wallis & Ed – a contemporary addition to The Hotel Windsor that serves flavoursome food for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. With a name inspired by the famous 1930's Royal couple, there were hints of the era in some yelper's outfits – the gentlemen in suits and many ladies sporting feathers and pearls.
Manager Andi Reilly and his team were wonderful hosts, making sure yelpers were well fed and a drink never too far away. The room was treated to canapes of house-cured ocean trout gravad lax, slow cooked pork belly, triple cream brie with fruit bread and large bowls of house made hummus. The hummus was served with paprika water crackers that were seriously addictive!
Wallis & Ed is known for having a diverse menu of gins and provided party goers with a few refreshing G&Ts served in dainty teacups, a nod to prohibition when gin was regularly consumed in this covert manner. Bombay Sapphire was topped up with Fever Tree Tonic Water and finished with slices of citrus and cucumber.
Yelpers were also introduced to Austrian beer Trumer Pils with Mik onboard to explain the history of the beer and the reason for the distinctive tall glass. It was the perfect accompaniment to the 17-Hour Sous Vide Pork Belly that was served in bite sized slices on the end of a fork and definitely the crowd favourite.
Thank you to Wallis & Ed for spoiling us rotten and to Trumer Pils, Bombay Sapphire and Fever Tree for keeping yelpers well lubricated throughout the evening.
Until next time, SYOY!