Bourke Street’s playful neon-pink eatery Pinchy’s combines the two of the world’s loveliest luxuries – champagne and lobster – and now it’s delivering.
To make the diner’s signature roll, the kitchen team starts with a baguette, slicing off its sides before toasting and slathering it with Organic Times butter from New Zealand. Then lobster imported from Maine (America’s lobster capital) is stuffed inside, along with mayonnaise, lemon, a little melted butter and chopped chives.
Elsewhere on the menu you’ll find a Spring Bay mussel chowder with tarragon and chives; crab tacos with avocado mousse; a barramundi burger with melted cheese and cos; and a three-cheese mac’n’cheese.
There are a couple of vegan options, and a rhubarb, apple and strawberry crumble with orange-blossom custard for dessert. French bubbly ranges from $25 to $150 a bottle.
Along with his wife, Samara, Jeremy Schinck opened Pinchy’s late last year in Bourke Street’s Midcity Centre arcade. The launch followed pop-ups at HWKR, the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the Night Noodle Markets, plus a six-month activation at Emporium.
The menu is by executive chef Pierre Khodja, who worked at London’s Ma Cuisine when it was awarded two Michelin stars.
Order online for pick-up or delivery via Uber Eats and Doordash. Pinchy’s is also running a competition to win an at-home dinner cooked by executive chef Pierre Khodja once the lockdown restrictions are lifted. See online for more information.