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Cocktail Bar Menu Sept 2011

Cocktail Bar Menu Sept 2011

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Cocktail Bar Menu Spring 2011

113 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 03 9663 6363 seamstress.com.au

Beer
James Boags Premium Bitburger Lager Holgate Pilsner James Squire Golden Ale Hawthorn Pale Ale 2 Brothers ‘Growler’ Brown Ale Holgate ‘Temptress’ Porter James Boags Light Monteith’s Apple Cider Launceston, TAS Bitburg, GER Macedon, VIC Camperdown, NSW Melbourne, VIC Moorabbin, VIC Macedon, VIC Launceston, TAS Greymouth, NZ 8.0 8.0 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 6.0 9.0

Softs
Daylesford Sparkling Mineral Water Coca Cola, Coke Zero, Cascade Ginger Beer Schweppes Lemonade, Ginger Ale, Tonic, Soda Water Soda / Lemon, Lime & Bitters 4.0 / 8.0 3.5 3.5 4.0

Light dinner…
Our selection of warm roasted spiced nuts Sweatshop prawn crackers Crunchy pigs ears lightly coated in our five spice salt BBQ duck pancakes, spring onion, hoi sin ° Char grilled beef skewers, glazed with hoi sin ° Steamed shredded-pork bun, julienne cucumber ° Sesame seed beer battered chicken, with mint & chilli sauce Malay corn fritters of carrot, chilli and spring onion °
(6pcs) (4pcs) (3pcs)

$5 $3 $6 $10 $10

$3.5 ea $11 $9

Crispy tempura of king prawn tail, mint & chilli dressing ° (4pcs) $12 Hand cut wedges, white miso aioli & sweet chilli sauce Snake bean & golden kaukau wontons, green pea & coriander puree, tobiko roe ° Venison & braised shitake mushroom spring rolls, pearl river vinegar caramel Ponzu & ginger steamed wild harvest scallops stuffed with XO paste
(4pcs)

$8 $12 $11 $14

(4pcs)

(4pcs)

Tasting plate… The dishes above marked ( ° ) to share
Vegetarian noodle wok box... Hokkien egg noodles, summer vegetables, shitake sauce

(for 2) $24 $8

(extra person, add $11)

Meat noodle wok box… $10 Hokkien egg noodles, crispy pork belly, choi sum & shitake sauce

Cheese
Please ask your waiter for details of the current selection (120g) Served with seasonal fruit paste, Lavosh crackers $20

Sweets from the Dining Room
Coconut, lime & pandan leaf tart with mango sorbet Five spiced chocolate pudding with mandarin parfait and whiskey sabayon Palm sugar & vanilla bean panna cotta with strawberry & mint macerated in balsamic syrup. Flourless passionfruit soufflé with white chocolate and coconut ice cream Rhubarb and marscapone filled pancakes, crumbed rhubarb candy, pistachio fairy floss with pistachio ice cream $15 $16 $16 $15 $16

*** Seamstress would like to remind guests that our dishes may contain traces of nuts

Pop
NV NV NV NV NV Laurent–Perrier Brut 200ml Paul-Louis Brut Tours-Sur-Marne, FR Loire Valley, FR

Gls / Btl 38 10 / 60 75 135 155

Bortolomiol Prosecco Superiore Veneto, ITA Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Mareuil-sur-Ay, FR Pol Roger Brut Reserve Epernay,FR

White
‘10 ‘10 ‘10 ‘10 ’09 ‘10 ‘10 ’10 ‘10 ’10 ‘10 ’09 ‘10 ‘09 ‘08 ‘08 Grove Mill Sauv Blanc Zeppelin Riesling Glazebrook Pinot Gris Squitchy Lane Fume Blanc River Farm Gewurztraminer Soumah Savarro J.L. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris Wilson ‘Polish Hill’ Riesling Delta Vineyard Sauv Blanc Ros Ritchie Gewurtzraminer Wittmann 100 Hugel Riesling Luis Pato ‘Vinhas Velhas’ Even Keel Chardonnay Due Mondi Pinot Grigio Bended Knee Chardonnay Marlborough, NZ Eden Valley, SA Hawkes Bay, NZ Yarra Valley, VIC Marlborough, NZ Yarra Valley, VIC Pfalz, GER Clare Valley, WA Marlborough, NZ Mansfield, VIC Reinhessen, GER Berias, POR Tumbarumba, NSW Dolomiti, ITA Ballarat, VIC 9 / 45 50 10 / 50 58 58 12 / 60 60 12 / 60 62 13 / 65 13 / 65 68 68 68 72 79

Lightfoot & Sons Chardonnay Gippsland Lakes, VIC

Red
’08 ’07 ‘07 ’07 ’07 ’09 ’10 ‘10 ‘08 ‘10 ‘06 ‘09 ’08 ‘09 ’03 ’09 Marcus Hill Shiraz Les Tulieries Pinot Gamay C J Pask Cab/Mer/Mal Fermoy Estate Nebiolo S C Pannell Syrah LZ Tempranillo Paringa ‘PE’ Pinot Noir Cape Bernier Pinot Noir La Vendimia Garn/Temp. Patrick ’Home Block’ Cab. Ben Glaetzer ‘Bishop’ Shiraz Terrace Edge Syrah A to Z Pinot Noir Yarraloch Reserve Cab Sav Peregrine Pinot Noir Bellarine Penn. VIC 10 / 50 52 53 12 /60 60 65 13 / 65 70 70 72 15.5/ 77 75 80 86 95 Coteaux Du Giennois, FR Hawkes Bay, NZ Margaret River, WA Adelaide Hills SA Rioja, ESP Bream Creek TAS Rioja, ESP Coonawarra, SA Barossa Valley, SA Waipara, NZ Oregon, USA Yarra Valley, VIC Central Otago, NZ

Schwarz ‘The Dust Kicker’GSM Barossa Valley, SA

Mornington Penn, VIC 13 / 65

Lower Strength Cocktails
Bengal Lancers’ Punch 13 ‘The Gentleman’s Companion’ – Charles H. baker Jr. 1926 This punch was the specialty of His Maj. Cavalry in upper India, a delicate mix of red wine, citrus juices, orange curacao and sugar & spice Sherry Cobbler 11 Dry sherry, orange curacao, pineapple, lemon & orange wedges with a splash of sugar. Served long over cracked ice. “Without doubt the most popular beverage in the country, with ladies as well as with gentlemen” - Harry Johnson, New York 1882 Americano Highball 11 Campari & Italian vermouth served long with soda and orange slices, the classic aperitif from 1920’s Italy. Charlie Chaplin Fizz 12 Sloe gin, Apricot brandy and lime juice given a quick shake and topped with soda water. “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin Venetian Cooler 15 Inspired by the fantastic ‘Bellini’, we take a French sparkling wine and combine with pureed peaches, pomegranate, lemon and a splash of sherry. Rum Floradora 12 White rum, fresh-raspberry syrup, lime juice and ginger beer. A long, dry and light highball with real fruit syrup. Champagne Daisy 13 Raspberry syrup, Cointreau, brandy & lemon juice shaken and topped with champagne “Come quickly, I’m tasting stars!” –Dom Perignon Adonis Cocktail 11 The perfect light-alcohol aperitif from the Savoy Hotel’s original cocktail book (1930). Simply dry sherry, sweet vermouth and a dash of orange bitters stirred down over ice.

Long Drinks
Fish-House Punch 18 Rum and brandy, peach and citrus, sugar and spice. A very traditional punch recipe, believed to account for the only three days missing from George Washington’s meticulously kept diaries! Singapore Sling 17 The original Raffles Hotel recipe, the one before they started making buckets of pre-mix for the tourists! Strong and dry with freshly juiced pineapples, citrus juice, gin and a finely balanced blend of orange, cherry and Benedictine liqueurs. Rum Swizzle 18 Our ‘house grog’ rum blend with fresh lime juice, sugar, bitters and falernum (a traditional West Indian spiced syrup). Swizzled into a devastatingly refreshing cooler in a frozen glass. Seamstress Bloody Mary 18 Every couple has their secrets and in this relationship (that’s you dear drinker and the bartender fixing your drink), our Bloody Mary recipe is the proverbial garden shed. It includes tomato juice, that’s all we’re telling...;-) El Diablo 17 1950’s California gives us ‘The Devil’. Tequila with lime juice, crème de cassis and lengthened with our blended spicy ginger beer, served tall. Southside Fizz 17 Fragrant Gin with lime, sugar and fresh mint, shaken and served in a traditional ‘Delmonico’ glass with a squirt of soda. Penicillin 18 Scotch whisky and a splash of smoky Islay single malt shaken with lemon, honey syrup and spicy ginger juice. A rapidly spreading favourite on cocktail menus around the world. Good for all that ‘ails you. Bartender’s Choice Every week we put a new drink up on the board. Something we like, something we think people should be drinking! 16

Short Drinks in Fancy Glasses
London Calling 17 London dry gin with fresh lemon juice & sugar syrup, dried out with a Manzanilla sherry & a couple of dashes of orange bitters. The perfect-pre dinner drink from Milk & Honey in London. Pisco Sour 17 The South American classic. Aromatic Peruvian Pisco brandy shaken with citrus, cane sugar syrup and egg whites until silky. Served with a blend of bitters. Pink Lady 17 Just like the apple, juicy, crisp & very pink! Apple brandy and pomegranate syrup shaken with gin, lemon juice and egg white. Another old drink that is one of our new favourites. The Tri-fecta 17 Polish vodka, fresh lime, sugar and elderflower cordial shaken with cucumber and mint. A triple hit of fresh flavours combine for a vibrant & racy winner. Vodka Espresso 17 Our house espresso ‘martini’ made with Polish vodka and a blend of coffee liqueurs, Gravity© espresso something special. “Something to pick me up, then f*ck me up” Clover Club A beautiful drink from the 1930’s, Tanqueray Gin with homemade raspberry syrup, lemon juice and egg whites. Dry and fruity with a zesty smooth finish. 17

Brooklyn 17 American rye whiskey stirred through with dry cherry liqueur, Italian vermouth & Amer Biere bitter orange. Closely related to the Manhattan cocktail, this drink is complex but full of subtlety as well as flavour. Blackthorn Cocktail 17 Sloe gin & sweet vermouth stirred down with orange bitters. A delicate blend of fruit and herbs, a great aperitif cocktail.

*some drinks may contain egg white or nuts, please specify if you have any allergies.

The Martini Page…
“I like a dry martini, two at the very most, after three I'm under the table, four I'm under the host." – Dorothy Parker

The Seamstress Dry Martini Method
Not shaken or stirred…bloody cold. The best martini in Melbourne. There, we said it. Challengers welcome. 7 parts spirit, 1 part French Vermouth, 2 parts chilled mineral water served with Sicilian olives. Mixed briefly and served in a frozen glass, rushed to your table. Drink quickly.

Our Recommendations
Prices are given for the finished martini with the spirit of your preference.

Gin
Beefeater Tanqueray Plymouth Tanqueray No.Ten 17 19 18 24

Vodka
Wyborowa Ketel One Luksusowa Grey Goose 17 18 18 23

Finishing Touches
Your choice of in-house marinated silverskin onions, Sicilian olives, cucumber, zest of grapefruit, lemon or lime.

Namesakes
Churchill - A glance in the direction of France is enough vermouth Montgomery - Vermouth outgunned by gin 15:1 Gibson - 2 plump cocktail onions to represent ‘Gibson’s Girls” Roosevelt - The original wet and dirty martini

Variations
Vespa - Smirnoff Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Lillet Blanc, twist, shaken Smokey - Dry vodka martini with Islay malt whisky rinse Flame-of-Love - Dry sherry replaces vermouth with orange zests Martinez – The pre-cursor to the Martini as we know it, Italian vermouth with dry gin, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters 18 19 18 17

Dirty Star-tini’s
We are happy to make your martini ‘dirty’, just tell us how much. To help, we have developed a proprietary sliding scale, it goes like this: Couple of drops 5mls Olive Brine 10mls Olive Brine 15mls Olive Brine 20mls Olive Brine 20mls & crushed olives ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Christina Britney Paris Lindsay Courtney Filthy

Sorry
No Apple-tini’s, Choc-tini’s …etc, this page is for the grown ups.

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