Saturday, 4 June 2016

San Antone

Having a Texan father, if you promise me a Texan BBQ, you had better deliver! Luckily for San Antone, they passed the test.

Firstly (and some would say most importantly) they have red and white wine on tap - and it's actually pretty good. A litre beaker of the Shiraz will only set you back $46.

But the highlight of the night was the desert. Whilst it's no secret that I'm not usually the biggest desert fan, the Peach cobbler and the Banana cream pie are definitely worth saving room for. 

As for the rest of the meal, we shared the elote corn crema, the Texas beef chilli, chicken jalapeño and cheddar sausage, pork rib tips, Mac n cheese and coleslaw.

Coming out as a bubbling cauldron of roasted corn, charred poblano and melted string cheese, the corn crema was a highlight of the night. The soft tortilla wraps that came with it was an odd match though and it would have been paired better with a something along the lines of a crunchy tortilla.

Surprisingly the chicken, jalapeño and cheese sausage was another highlight of the night - full of flavour, I would highly recommend including one in your order. The rib tips however were the low light of the night. Whilst the flavours were by no means unpleasant, the bones scattered throughout the timade it difficult to eat and the meat wasn't exactly tender.

With staff that make you feel right at home from the minute you walk through the door, San Antone is definitely on the repeat attendance list. However, they do take bookings and I would highly recommend you make one as they often have a line weaving out their doors.

Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Venue: 3.5/5
Total: 12.5/15
Verdict: love - get around to trying it soon!

Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street,Southbank, Melbourne

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