The last meal of 2013 had to be perfect. However, one thing about New Year’s Eve – your favourite places are most likely to be closed. I have strolled past Copperwood numerous times but never stepped foot in there. Well since it’s open, my friends and I decided to give it a shot. Though most of the tables were unoccupied, the three of us were being seated at a small squarish table made for two, at the front section of the restaurant. Reckon most of the tables were reserved.
There’s a wine list and bar but we were focused on food.Service was friendly and polite but I could see a hint of flustered look on the waiters face. I feel for the them as they have to serve a big crowd with limited staff on a New Year's Eve.
Garlic and Herb Pizza, $8
The pizza was large with a super thin polenta dusted base just the way I like it although I would love the sides to be more puffy and crunchy. I was pleasantly surprised that a simple garlic oil and mixed herbs could bring out so much punch and flavours. I like the fact that it was cut into eights for easy eating with hands. Perfect pairing and devastatingly good. If I wasn’t sharing this dish, greedy me would finish the whole.
Fettuccine Carbonara, $18
I did not order this dish but as a food blogger I had to have a bite. CARB’S’-bonara (with a capital ‘S’), one can never stay guilt free downing that. Well maybe it's just me. Served with pan fiend crispy bacon coated with rich creamy sauce and an egg, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Veal Copperwood, $28.90
Veal medallions together with sun dried tomato and olive paste wrapped in honey glazed prosciutto served on top of mashed potatoes soaked in balsamic reduction. I would prefer the texture of the mashed potatoes to be more silky and smooth instead of clumpy, however I could never fault the packs of flavours. The taste of the veal was almost unnoticeable as the prosciuttos was a tad to overpowering. Having said that I was pretty happy with the dish.
Leaving Copperwood with a satisfied stomach, I bade my last meal of 2013 ‘ciao’. Looking forward to 2014 and the many more food hunts to come.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 9.00am to 11:30pm; Fri-Sat: 9:00am to 12:30am
A student who exchanged the unforgiving heat of Malaysia for the unpredictable skies in Melbourne. Been eating and biking my way mostly around Melbourne and Penang. Roaming Potato is dedicated to food and outdoor lovers that want to experience the most obscure places in town.