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Things to do, Food and drink 1 Bourke St , Melbourne Until Saturday February 29 2020
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Time Out says

Rob Kabboord returns to Melbourne with a temporary Dutch neo-bistro

What is a neo-bistro exactly? We're not quite sure, but according to Rob Kabboord, who until recently was chef de cuisine at Quay, it's a comfortable bistro with a sharper, sassier offering than its classic counterparts.

Kabboord is spending his summer back in Melbourne at the Windsor Hotel's event space at 1 Bourke Street with Lekker, an Aussie-Dutch bistro offering a selection of snacks and a moderately priced tasting menu (6 courses for $85) at a seasonal residency. Expect dishes like smoked salmon cigars; a kingfish roulade with wakame, frisee and tarragon; a modern interpretation of snert (a Dutch split pea soup) with pork trotter, neck, belly and peas; a Black Forest cake; and even a return of Melbourne's most mourned cheese trolley – a callback to Kabboord's famed cheese selection at Merricote (RIP).

To match the playful food is a smart and concise drinks list featuring aperitifs, local craft beers, sake and a well-priced, balanced wine offering will be available throughout the season. 

Bookings are encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.

By: Jess Ho


Event website:
Event phone: 03 9633 6065
Venue name: 1 Bourke St
Address: 1 Bourke St

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