Glamorama is a new bar in Fitzroy that has been opened for over 6 months now and their interior is so retro-ly designed and has an extensive drinkies list. Inside Glamorama, you can find a dining option called Spare Me Kitchen serving modern Australian dishes.
When we arrived, we were in awe with the interior design of Glamorama. It’s very hip and you do get the bar vibe but that’s what it is.
There’s a DJ at plays all night and when the bar opens so you can put your dancing shoes on.
We all sat down and the food started to come out. First up, the Hiramasa kingfish. This was quite fresh with a hint zing-ness. Very refreshing.
Hiramasa Kingfish, Lemon Oil & Shoots
Next up, the Madras spiced trawler prawns. These were quite spicy and did give me a little punch. They were a touch on the salty side but Mr Kingdom Hearts LOVED them!
Madras Spiced Trawler Prawns
Mr Kingdom Hearts got the hoochie mama and it was refreshing, sweet and was like a liquid dessert. It had apple pie, lemon, fresh apple and cinnamon. Totally recommend this drinkie!
I’m a huge fan of duck liver parfait and when this plate was placed in front of me, my heart skipped a beat (brings me back to Paris, qui qui!). The duck liver parfait was full of flavour but it wasn’t as smooth as it could have been smoother.
Jamon, Duck Liver Parfait, Saltbush, Pickles
Our meal came with a concoction of spirits which included cognac and absinthe. Now, since I was driving, I wasn’t able to drink it and when I did have a sip, boy, was it super duper strong. Mr Kingdom hearts drank it with a scrunched up face nonetheless.
I opted for the seared blue eye for my main because I wanted something light and seafood is always light.The fish itself was a touch on the dry side but the clams and white wine was divine!! Although, I wished they were a bit more generous with white wine.
Seared Blue Eye, Clams, White Wine, Parsley
Mr Kingdom Hearts got the Gippsland Beef Fillet and this too did not lack any flavour whatsoever. Mr Kingdom Hearts noticed that the inside of the fillet was a tad on the cold side which was disappointing.
Gippsland Beef Fillet, Shaved Fennel Parsley
From across the table we eyed a cocktail and just had to try it. It was called lady marmalade and it was a bittersweet drinkie and not for everyone. It had vodka, lime and campari dust. Mr Kingdom Hearts didn’t really enjoy this one, he was a more citrusy kinda guy.
Before dessert came out, our waitress told us that we would be having two desserts. Unfortunately, she had it wrong and we only got the one and it was the broken lemon cheesecake. It had goat’s curd, lemon gel, vanilla soil and shaved grana. I loved everything except for the goat’s curd since I wasn’t a goat fan. Mr Kingdom LOVED it! It was tangy and sweet at the same time.
Broken Lemon Cheesecake
Glamorama is an awesome bar with an exotic and extensive drinkies with a lovely ambiance. Spare me kitchen were spot on with the flavours but there were a few things like the fish being a touch dry and the parfait not being as smooth. There was also a mix up with the drinkies where the waitress had failed to inform me a few things and was told it was because the waitress wasn’t really good at English (which I found wasn’t a good enough excuse because being in hospitality, communication is a big factor).
Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the launch by Zilla & Brook PR and Glamorama and all opinions expressed are my own.