GTFO – Greatly Terrific Food Outing: Food Society Launch Event

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When Brendan and Sonia opened Food Society back in 2011, it meant that their dream of sharing their love of food, vodka and entertainment with the community had become a reality.  5 years later, the venue has undergone a transformation in look, feel and taste. Oh! And I was lucky enough to sample myself a sneak peak!

Upon entering, the space is lighter, brighter and even has a pinch of sophistication thrown in.  Live music fills the bar and it’s loud, boisterous and bold.  If you’re wondering what else could be offered to better liven up the evening after a dreary day at work, well…I doubt vodka is the sensible answer but it’s  definitely worth a shot. Literally.

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Moses Date Vodka | $10

While it’s quite on trend for bars to specialise in some kind of alcoholic beverage, I was beyond ecstatic to find out that Food Society prides itself a specialist in my alcoholic beverage of choice; vodka.

Arguably boasting Australia’s largest range of Vodka’s on pour – most of them house infused, might I add – the vodkas were most definitely the highlight of the night.  I’d never tasted a more deliciously infused vodka than Food Society’s ‘Moses Date Vodka’.  Yum!

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Signature fried Cauliflower with parsley, watercress and reduced red wine vinegar | $15

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Potato and bacon pierogi dumplings with picked mushrooms, buttermilk and red wine vinegar | $14
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Citrus cured kingfish, buttermilk curd, paprika crisps and raspberry pearls | $21
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Air dried beef, mackerel aioli, bread sticks and mackerel floss | $16

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Octopus and calamari salad with mixed grains, crispy black rice and chard | $17
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Fresh spatzle with sauteed local prawns, dill and warm egg yolk dressing | $24
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Slow braised beef cheek and sauerkraut croquettes with herb aioli | $14
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Housemade ricotta doughnuts with plum sugar, berries and amaretto honey | $14
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Moses Date Vodka | $10

The rest of the night was filled with canapés, where we were able to sample an array of the Modern European share-dishes that inspired Food Society’s new menu.  Obviously prices above are not for the photographed canapé sized portions. Highlights of the night were the octopus and calamari salad mixed with grains, crispy black rice and chard and the citrus cured kingfish with buttermilk curd, paprika crisps and raspberry pearls.  Overall I thought that the menu sometimes experimented a bit too much and I couldn’t help but find some food combinations a little strange.

All in all, if you’re looking for a place for some casual after work drinks or a night out with the girls sampling the ‘vodka high tea’ Food Society ticks all the boxes by providing a unique yet enjoyable experience.

Please note:  This was an invited event  I attended as a representative for ningjaeats.  This article and photographs has been contributed to http://ningjaeats.tumblr.com/ in which all photos and article write up are subject to copyright by Talyssa and Siree from The Hidden Thimble – http://thehiddenthimble.com

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