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He says She Says / Camberwell

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He Says She Says launched their opening a few months ago in the well established suburb of Camberwell. I was lucky enough to recieve an invite to the grand opening. I was a little shocked and hesitant to venture out, but decided to fulfil my food blogger duties.

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Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised. This restaurant, café, bar was immaculately set up and had great vibes running through. Great vibes/free drinks! (Perks of being a food blogger.)

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I had to compliment one of the owners on the design of their restaurant. I loved balance of masculine vs feminine combined with elegance.

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The bar has a lovely selection of wines to compliment their excellent menu.

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We were presented with amazing sample dishes from their menu prepared by their head chef Michael Harrison.

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Drank a little too much to remember everything I ate, but I do remember my tastebuds were very satisfied.

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Oysters, orgasm in the mouth. Ate more than my fair share, and I would happily do it again.

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The main sample dish from the launch night. Spiced lamb shoulder with tabouleh saffron yoghurt and lamb jus. Very fragrant, flavoursome and juicy. 

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The media launched proved to be a great success, not only for the restaurant but for me too. I had a blast and met some excellent foodies and rich people while enjoying excellent food and booze.

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A few months later, I came back to see what this restaurant is ‘really’ like. Without the pressure of Masterchef celebrities and food critics.

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Once again the presentation of the restaurant was immaculate.

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Gorgeous eatware and drinkware, tables set up to perfection.

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We had an excellent waiter too who recommended some great dishes for us to try. Although I wanted everything on the menu. 

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Rockling tartare, puffed rice and chive dressing with shaved foie gras. Didn’t know what a lot of those words were but tasted superb. I tried this dish at the launch and it was one of my favourites. 

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Prawn, chicken and shiitake dumplings with roast chicken consommé. Coming from an asian background, I was anxious to see how this would turn out. I felt much relief and pleasure as these delicious dumplings entered my mouth along with the flavoursome consommé.

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John Dory served on white wine pasta with fennel. Deliciously fresh and vibrant zesty flavours.

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Braised beef cheek suppose to be served with cornichon and caper relish but they changed this dish up a little and served it with pumpkin pureé. Delectable. Moist. Tender. I enjoyed every bite of this and highly recommend this dish.

He Says She Says is a well rounded venue with sophistication, elegance and a bit of quirk. 

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He Says She Says
1101 Toorak Road
Camberwell
VIC 3124

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Ricky Sam