Announcing Summer EXP by SUNDA _, a pop-up at 1 Bourke Street from 5 December.
Summer EXP is a bit more loose and a bit more casual, designed for long summer evenings and a drink and graze. Think alfresco dining on the top end of Bourke Street and an Italian meets Southeast Asian menu, with starters to graze on and some imaginative noodle-meets-pasta mains.
Settle in with some oysters with horseradish, ginger flower and rice vinegar, then perhaps some salt and pepper tofu puffs with crudités and fermented tofu bagna cauda. Or a curry spiced blooming onion with cacio e pepe & coconut mayo and a side of pickles. Pair this with some fun, flirty cocktails to start, or perhaps a glass or two of good white or chilled red, before settling into mains – hand cut noodles ‘aglio e olio’ style with fermented black bean and soybeans, or egg noodles, mustard leaf, ‘nduja xo and rice pangrattato.
Share a fish – a whole baked baby snapper with tamarind butter, cannellini beans and chilli – or EXP’s wagyu beef cheek. Then finish with tiramisu with Vietnamese coffee, wattleseed and coconut or a freshly churned soft serve with pandan, roasted peanut and caramelised white chocolate.
As the name suggests, Summer EXP by SUNDA _ is intended to last for as long as the season. Walk-ins are welcome, though bookings are recommended.
Summer EXP by SUNDA _
Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
A: 1 Bourke Street, Melbourne
T: 9633 6065