Restaurant Guide

Elska

Elska requires commitment. The simply furnished, dégustation-only venue has just 12 tables and opens three days a week.
Address
148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm

REVIEW

Elska requires commitment. The simply furnished, dégustation-only venue has just 12 tables and opens three days a week. Snag a dinner booking, and you’ll pay $155 for 15-ish courses that vary by the day, furnished by foragers and micro-farms. It’s worth the tenacity. Expect Nordic nose-to-tail cooking with an Australian bent, featuring flavour-boosting ferments like banksia-and-bottlebrush vinegar, wallaby garum and bunya-nut miso. Snacks kick off with locally shot wild deer, presented as a multi-layered venison fat pastry, gamey tartare and doughnuts with aged venison cream. Boar terrine, meanwhile, comes adorned with fermented black apple. Quail lands in the form of crumbed drumsticks and a breast accompanied by jus, riberries, green garlic and sweet blood bread blobbed with sour cream. All the while, friendly service ensures diners never feel out of their depth. It’s a two-hour trip worth taking.

ABOUT

Elska

148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm

0435 247 411

elska.com.au

Chef Nathan Dunnell

Price guide $$$$

Bookings Essential

Wheelchair access No

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Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2023

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Elska
148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
Chef(s)
Nathan Dunnell
Price Guide
$$$$
Bookings
Essential
Wheelchair Access
No

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