Sister of Society is the sort of place you can imagine meeting a large group of friends on a Friday night for drinks and tasty share food.
I was lucky enough to head along to the beer house and eatery’s official launch to schmooze with Melbourne’s brightest and celebrate not only a launch, but also some rather big news!
Sister of Society made the unusual step of announcing expansion plans at their launch party. They may be young, but they are certainly proving ambitious, as they have just been given the go-ahead to license the street next to the restaurant. This means Melbourne diners can look forward to enjoying a few of their signature cocktails and global eats out under the Melbourne night sky very soon.
The food itself is an unusual mix of nods to Asian fusion, Mexican flavours and more traditional pub grub. What it tastes like is hard to say – because at the launch there was a scarce amount of food that seemed to be shipped straight to the VIP tables of owners and their guests, but the few morsels we did try were packed with punch and interesting flavour combinations.
Take the haloumi paired with watermelon for example. The sweet, refreshing crunch of the watermelon beautifully lifted the small slab of haloumi, dulling its signature saltiness, so the flavours sung together in perfect harmony. It was a shame this was all we got to eat, as everything else looked thoughtfully prepared and the perfect accompaniment to an evening beer.
The drinks were flowing thick and fast, with wines and beers circulating through the throngs of party-goers. Ordinarily, cocktails are one of Sister of Society’s big selling points, with a list even the thirstiest patron would be satisfied with.
Despite a less-than-great experience at the launch, I am very keen to go back to Sister of Society when I can order whatever I want off the menu, because the food looks and sounds too good to pass up.
This writer was invited by The Australia Times as a guest reviewer of Sister of Society.