Miss the pub? Naughtons Hotel in Parkville has launched its Pub in a Box initiative, which means you can get everything you love about the pub boxed up and delivered. That includes homemade pasta; pies; sourdough loaves; vino and craft beer; and trivia cards.
Each week the menu will look a little different. This week there’s a chicken, leek and parsley pie; slow-cooked lamb shoulder and mash with Pedro Ximénez sauce; sourdough and spiced-tomato relish; and more. In next week’s, get spinach and ricotta tortelli with pumpkin and brown butter; Barongarook porchetta (crackling included) with mash, red cabbage and jus; a jar of zucchini pickles; and more.
You can also add on bottled Martinis (with Four Pillars’ Olive Leaf gin) and Negronis, as well as desserts such as tiramisu and sticky-date pudding with butterscotch sauce and orange mascarpone.
A box for one is $50, and a box for two is $135. Order by 6pm on Monday for delivery within 10 kilometres of the pub on Thursday.