WHITEHORSE CHLOE, BOX HILL: It’s refreshing to find the number of new Asian fusion brunch cafes that are popping up today, and Box Hill is definitely one perfect suburb to target – the heart of China in Melbourne, mixed with an interest in exploring different aspects of Melbourne culinary culture. Whitehorse Chloe turns itself from a brunch during the day, into a steak and seafood house at night, with a lovely view overlooking the busy Whitehorse Road featuring floor to ceiling windows!
The good fat: The oyster entree was actually one of the highlights of our meal! It was absolutely so fresh and light – some of the best oysters I’ve ever had. The surf’n’turf featuring a juicy medium rare cut of eye fillet, and some generously sized king prawns was a next in line. With a mushroom sauce that we greedily used up, and a beautifully tender steak, this was our favourite main.
Our desserts – a classic Asian fusion idea with the black sesame panna cotta, and a chocolate lava cake were great ways to end the meal. The black sesame panna was very light, with the all-too-familiar hints of sesame giving it a grounded flavour, taking me back to my favourite black sesame Asian desserts. The worry with chocolate lava cake is always that it will be too dense and rich – but the small portion of this made it perfect without getting sick of the stickiness. Instead, it was like a warm, fudgey brownie!
The bad fat: Whilst the craytail in the slider was quite a yum slice of the sea, the sliders as a whole didn’t seem to be worth the high price tag. Our other main, the scotch fillet, was also incredibly hard to chew, with large pieces of tendon still left inside and not a very nice cut or texture, despite asking for medium rare. Likewise, the black sesame panna was still a little on the bland side, and definitely could’ve benefitted from a more generous helping of the powder so that it wasn’t just a jelly-like dessert.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
Yes – It’s an Asian fusion brunch cafe turned Modern Australian steak and seafood house for dinner! I would love to head back to this Melbourne cafe for brunch though!
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2wofatgirls would like to thank Whitehorse Chloe for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.