Dakhin specialises in South Indian food. The restaurant decor is very chic and inviting. The tables are well laid out the service was excellent - attentive, friendly but never overbearing. Our food arrived quickly too.
I had the Mamsam Nilgiri which is lamb in a herby fresh coriander, mint, green chili and coconut sauce. Ishbel ordered the Kohzi Ishtew (totally because it sounded like Ish's Stew!), a light chicken dish with coconut and veggies. For sides we shared some steamed rice and the star of the show - pancakes!
All the food was delicious but the Sanna Uttapam (mini pancakes with coriander and coconut) were fantastic. I had ginger beer to drink which served as the perfect flavour accompaniment to the meal. Dakhin has a sister restaurant just down the street dedicated to Northern Indian cuisine called The Dhabba. Keen to try the Dhabba next time but Dakhin will be hard to beat!
It was super awesome treat week for me as Rockin' Roy and I also had an impromptu date on another school night. We went to Slouch bar and shared the 'Shroom pizza. It lived up to the hype. As did the reasonably priced rums.
Actress Essie Davies stars as our whip smart daredevil heroine, the eponymous Miss Fisher. It's set in 1920's Melbourne and takes a light touch to some twisty noir style detective stories.
The costumes and settings are beautiful and it's super glammed up but I can't fault it on the general veracity of the period detail - I don't know that much about the 20th century history of Melbourne but the style and language seems legit! Essie Davies is perfectly cast and engaging to watch. It's a very easy show to enjoy and refreshing to watch something with a commitment to period style that isn't American or British for a change (though I have praise for the show that get it right). Along with our crime-busting velvety voiced amateur detective there is a cadre of likeable supporting characters helping to solve the mystery-of-the-week. A darker personal story also lingers and runs underneath Miss Fisher's adventures. I'm only a few episodes in so I hope we learn more about her history but I also hope it's a delicate steady journey building to a big reveal.