CTS checks out the new F&C place in Moonee Ponds.
It’s lunch-time packed.
Worse, there is no provision for communal seating or solo diners – pure folly.
Nothing else in the Ponds appeals so I head on down to Phat Milk (208 Mt Alexander Road) – my first visit since a very enjoyable CTS Feast.
Returning here proves to be a masterstroke of luck.
I’ve a hankering for the burger I’m told they’re now doing but Sean tells me the last one is being eaten as we speak.
This, too, proves fortunate for me – as I now dive into on the Middle Eastern aspects of the menu and emerge an outright winner.
Lamb fatteh ($14) is outstanding.
There’s eggplant there in that lamb mince but it’s overwhelmed.
And the dish is on the monochrome side.
But gosh it eats like a dream and I mop every last bit.
Importantly for such a dish, the proportion of minted yogurt and wonderful pita chips to lamb is bang-on perfect.
Phat Milk is such a cool place – a cafe that always has surprising Middle Eastern slants on a menu that appears to be refreshed regularly.
And the coffee is always perfect.
See earlier story here.