Messer is Chef Ashley Davis' second chapter in his storytelling of the European approach to produce, cooking and food experiences.
This chapter brings to life the rituals of sourcing peak-season produce and designing dishes that bring the ingredients to life from fire and smoke to pickle, brine or simply preparing with detail and technique to let the ingredients shine.
Pan-European Messer joins the party in Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
"Like Copper Pot it's a pan-European menu, this time with a market food vibe. Expect spit-roasted pork knuckles with coleslaw, lots of seafood such as grilled sardines and solid dessert work from pastry chef Gemma Calleja..."
"The menu aims to be approachable and malleable to the day's catch, so to speak – hero vegetables and ethically sourced seafood and meats (there’s a rotisserie, smoking barbeque and plancha involved) at lunch, while the more-extensive dinner menu is where the chefs have a little fun."
Hotel Electric, Bistro Sousou and Messer set to open on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
"The big story, though, is Messer: venue two for Ashley Davis of Seddon's pan-European bistro, Copper Pot. Part of a new apartment development, it's a 50-seater in shades of white and vivid blue operating from 11am-11pm Monday to Saturday"