Loam in October

650 Andersons Rd
Drysdale, VIC 3222
03 5251 1101

Loam in October 3939Loam in October 3947 Olive Mill Shop below Loam Restaurant

A different season, a different menu, feel and sensibility.

I know it’s only been 8 months, but I’ve made the long drive back here, this time with dad and mum. It’s their first tasting menu experience, and such a good place to start.

Loam in October 3950Loam in October 3951

Loam creates a menu based on the seasons and what’s available around the region, so you get something different every visit. These are the ingredients that’s available in October, and the words in black are the ingredients that will be used in the kitchen on that day. Just tell the staff what ingredient disagrees with you and it won’t appear in your meal. Everything else will be in the hands of the kitchen, who will decide the menu for you as a surprise.

You could see this as more of a photo post rather than an actual review. Just let it be known that dad and mom loved their experience here. If you want to see a more in-depth write-up of Loam, then read about my visit in February.

I hope you’ll enjoy the food porn.

Loam OctoberLoam in October 3959 Burntwood butter, juniper, seaweed Zeally Bay Wholewheat Sourdough
Amuse Bouche of salt & vinegar ‘chips’, salmon jerky, balsamic shortbread

Loam in October 3964Pickled asparagus, curdled milk

Loam in October 3967Yellow-eye mullet, bread sauce, wild garlic, celery

Loam in October 3969Smoked eel, celeriac, dill, pickled radish

Loam in October 3972Broccoli heart, fermented millet, giant red mustard leaf

Loam in October 3979 Chestnut beef, yolk, squid, chervil

Loam in October 3985Chicken wing, shitake, kohlrabi, scallop

Loam in October 3991Quickes clothbound cheddar, pickled beetroot

Loam in October 3994Apple, Sichuan pepper, walnut, mint

Loam in October 3999Honeycomb, quinoa paper, meyer lemon, ‘mystery’ ice cream

Loam in October 4003Lemon curd tartlets