Foodrinkery Salmon Rosti - One of the Best Dishes in the Eastern Suburbs

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Foodrinkery the cafe in Burwood is producing standout brunch dishes. The World Loves Melbourne has been working through the menu and rates several brunch dishes highly. Our favourite is the Salmon Rosti; a dish we want to highlight as being one of the best brunch dishes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Sit back at family friendly The Foodrinkery with its attractive outdoor courtyard with adjacent park and playground. It's the perfect place to catch up with friends for lunch. Located in Burwood it's worth the trip to visit for a spacious and relaxing ambience. Art adorns the walls, with mounted plane and ladder, and other quirky objects. This place has Melbourne quirk covered.

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The Salmon Rosti features potato rosti, not one but two, crunchy and crispy with big potato flavour. We love hash browns and we've seen several cafes make their own hash browns with varying success. Who doesn't love a hash brown? But we've also seen more cafes cooking up the potato rosti, originally a Swiss dish in the style of a fritter, eaten by farmers in Switzerland as a breakfast dish.

What is the difference between a hash brown and rosti? Hash browns often have bits of chopped onion in them which is fried; whereas potato rosti is just potato coursely grated and fried. We find the rosti to be more crunchy than a hash brown.

Added to this crunch is the creamy generous portion of smoked salmon and the further creaminess of 2 poached eggs. This is a generous breakfast dish.

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To bring extra flavour and depth is the Cajun hollandaise sauce, providing a spice kick. We love that The Foodrinkery serves up a variation on the classic hollandaise sauce you often see in cafes. The Cajun hollandaise is still a creamy buttery hollandaise but with a hit of Cajun it gives an exotic spice element. You're more likely to see a Cajun hollandaise sauce in America than you are in Melbourne, but Cain the Head Chef at The Foodrinkery is a trendsetter and often brings a modern twist and his signature to dishes.

It all works for excellent balance; the salmon and eggs and the crunch of the rosti, with spice nuances.

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It's the kind of breakfast we're looking for when we go to a cafe; food that contains several elements that combine in harmony with excellent flavours, as well as being a hearty breakfast dish.


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