Address:5 City Road
Grafton, Auckland 1010
Phone:+64 09 309 9273
Website:Click here to view
A leader in gastronomy and modern cooking in Auckland, Mela is challenging you to see food differently. Led by executive chef Jack Crosti, innovative plates are equivalent to works of art and ingredients are afforded a whole new dimension. This spellbinding restaurant is one for the bucket list.
Minimalism at its best, Mela's interior is everything you expect an ultra-contemporary restaurant to be. Miniature plants and shrubs punctuate an otherwise simple dining room while a strict stone colour scheme creates a soothing space in which to stretch out and admire Auckland's iconic skyline.
And the food really has to be seen to be believed. Intriguing gels, cloud-like mousses and intricate presentation define this unique dining experience. Their starters include exclusive ingredients like kingfish sashimi, venison carpaccio and tantalising accompaniments like fermented apple, popcorn and seaweed.
Mains pursue the road of exclusivity. Iberico pork belly is paired with pickled daikon and fennel jam while the finest lamb backstrap from Hawke's Bay comes with a selection of sweetbreads and tarragon chlorophyll (it's a first for us too!) Broaden your culinary horizons at Mela; there's a whole world to discover!
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