Posted by Jenny L on Monday, March 24, 2014 with No comments
One of Crown Metropol's signature restaurants, Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar showcases modern French inspired dishes. Featuring a rustic, yet sophisticated decor, the dimly lit space is warm and alluring. And in celebration of Melbourne Girl's birthday, Mr. Hive was just the man we were looking for.
Crispy Little pig / Ravioli / Cape Grim Hanger steak 250 g (TAS)
Roasted Barramundi / Lamb Rump
Slow Cooked Lamb
There was no doubt that my lamb was slow cooked with patience for 12 hours, as it was meltingly tender and delicious. On a bed of onion puree, the juicy lamb was paired with baby carrots and mushrooms. Unfortunately, I did find the mushrooms lacked taste and was rather over-cooked, resulting in quite an unpleasant mushy texture.
Selection of Cheeses / Almond Soufflé
Mrs. Hive's Chocolate Bar
To finish off our meal, a few of the girls ordered the Selection of Cheeses and Almond Soufflé to share. We also ordered Mr. Hive's better half, Mrs. Hive's famous chocolate bar, which we shared with the Birthday Girl. A delectable smooth and rich chocolate bar with crunchy peanuts and a dollop of peanut butter ice-cream. This was absolute heaven for the sweet tooths on our table, and was polished clean within moments. Truly a chocolate lover’s dream come true.
All in all, Mr. Hive was a fun dining experience. Food wise, I wouldn't say there was much to scream about, but the desserts seemed to be on a whole other level. For those who have sweet teeth or a weakness for dessert, I hear their Dessert Degustation is the bomb.
Mr. Hive Kitchen and Bar
8 Whiteman Street