20 Duckboard Place, Melbourne
It was a cold and wet night when we finally headed out down Duckboard place for a night at Tonka. With the former Head Chef of Jacques Reymond, Michael Smith joining Executive Chef Adam D’Sylva and Chef Ved Navghare we were treated to an Indian fusion of wonderful flavours and quality wine.
– Pani puri, crispy parcel filled with spiced potato, mung
beans, date and tamarind chutney with aromatic water
– Soft-shell crab pakora with pickled cucumber, lemon, chilli
– Mughlai vegetable curry, baby eggplant, snow pea and
– Chicken biryani with Sella rice, saffron and cassia
– Thirlmere corn fed chicken from the tandoor
– Ginger beer cake, walnut cream, caramelised milk, pear
sorbet and poppy seed glass
– Banana and jaggery parfait, chocolate mousse, lime
sherbet and coconut sorbet
A memorable night and already craving for more.
The unmistakable works of Naomi Troski. Creative talent commissioned by Tonka for this installation, Drift 2013
An absolute perfect start to our dining experience, panipuri is a popular street snack. Pour the aromatic tamarind water into these crispy, little parcels and eat them whole!
Thoroughly enjoyed each and every single one of the dishes Mario ordered for us since we were all open to trying everything.
Dessert was bliss! – I had the banana parfait with chocolate mousse and lime and coconut sorbet. Mmmmm.
Good conversations with great company
The blue city, Jodphur, and Jaipur’s pinkish tinge are the inspiration for Tonka’s aesthetic appeal. Naomi’s pieces on the ceiling make you feel like you’re in a dream!
Melbourne and its laneways – so much character. Love this city.