“Hmm, I feel like eggs Benedict,” I say to B on our way to a pop-up breakfast at tiny new Naturalis restaurant in Woodstock. The meal was designed to showcase what will be on offer at The Shortmarket Club, the latest venture by award-winning chefs Luke Dale-Roberts and Wesley Randles from The Pot Luck Club, set to open in the city come June. (Read more here.)
“Not a chance,” says B. “It’s Luke Dale-Roberts, for goodness sake. You won’t find that on the menu.”
Of course I was thinking deconstructed, innovated, not-just-any-old eggs. But this is what we got:
After a meal like this, you can’t help agree that Luke Dale-Roberts and his formidable team deserve every accolade that has come their way. And I haven’t even talked about the freshly-made lemon eucalyptus madeleine, the toast, the innovative setting and, and, and…
The pop-up breakfasts at Naturalis end tomorrow – not that you stood a chance to have cracked a seat this week, anyway. The two sittings per day were booked out within 45 minutes of reservations opening. You’ll have to wait to taste it all at the real thing when The Shortmarket Club opens in June.