Friday, 17 May 2013

Launch party - The Grain Store

Location: 517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9972 6993
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, European, Coffee
With a name that pays homage to the days when many buildings in the area held grain shipments, The Grain Store is a lovely cafe tucked away on Flinders Lane.

Gastrology bloggers were privileged to attend the launch of The Grain Store with two of our favourite people, R and M. 
We were presented with a beautiful assortment of canapés created by head chef Ingo Meissner.
The canapés drew inspiration from Igno's European heritage and were a marriage of French and Mediterranean cooking. Beer, cider, wine and bubbly from local Victorian producers was served alongside the canapes.
The dining room is casual and contemporary, dominated by light wooden furnishings and white surfaces. The exposed roofing and low hanging lightbulbs cultivate a trendy "loft apartment" style ambience.
Chef Ingo's fondness for rustic, traditional European fare with modern techniques was clear, as was the love and attention that had gone into the preparation of the food.
The wait staff were lovely and warm.
As part of the launch, we were given an exciting Master Class by Ingo on how to make a delicious steak tartare.
The Grain Store delights with delicious, honest food, delightful staff and a modern, chic ambience. All four of us truly enjoyed the launch and can't wait to return.

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