The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
Step through the heavy wood-framed glass door and let the smell of charred meat and grassy notes from chimichurri greet you. The low ceiling is shingled with distressed wood to lend a rustic note to the room. Its open floor plan accentuates the bright flames from the sizzling grill, visible through the kitchen. Settle down at the bar to sample offbeat wines and cocktails. A genuine sense of contentedness fills the packed room, as guests enjoy small plates of monster prawns, grilled quickly in their steaming shells, finished with garlic, parsley and a hint of spice. Sweet tea-brined young chicken served with head and feet intact may seem like it isn't for everyone, but it should be. Perfectly moist and whole-roasted, it is a pure, hands-on pleasure.