31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
03 9290 0400
I am loving these lunch express which doesn’t only happen during Melbourne Food and Wine festivals!
Virginia Plain offer one such lunch express so I decided to drag my parents for a quick bite. With a choice of 2 courses ($35) and 3 courses ($45) with a glass of wine, it offers unbeatable value for people who wanted a nice lunch (or early dinner for the matter, as they offer the same deal for pre-theatre dining).
P.Diddy chose the wagyu bressola to start with the fish of the day to follow. The wagyu bressola was melt in your mouth fantastic and can certainly become a meal in itself with those fluffy clouds of buffalo ricotta. I would definitely say that this is the starter of the day.
His fish, I think it was snapper that day was also perfectly cooked and served with fresh crunchy beans.
P.Mummy chose the cured salmon with apples. Beautifully plated, it was fresh and light. But not to worry, as P.Mummy has decided on a wagyu steak for mains.
Holy hell that was a massive piece of steak! I tried a little piece but I felt that for a piece of wagyu it wasn’t as melt in your mouth as it could have been. P.Mummy said she loved it though so go figure. I kept sneaking bits of stringy fries off her plate cos it’s pretty good. Heehee
I had the zuchini salad for my entree and I thought my entree looked a bit ugly and boring compared to the other dishes. The zuchinis were fantastic don’t get me wrong, it’s just that I had a massive case of food envy. I also ordered what P.Diddy had for mains, which was the fish.
Overall, I love the food and service in Virginia Plain, it’s a great venue to have a leisurely lunch hut they can certainly accommodate if you need to get out in an hour. But why hurry, when you can really enjoy and savor the flavours? 8.5/10