One of Melbourne’s busiest and most influential chefs, Karen Batson shows off her well-travelled palate by serving up Thai fusion dishes to hordes of loyal locals and curious newcomers. Squeezed into a heritage building that is filled with fashion boutiques, record stores and nightclubs, Cookie is a fun mash-up of a restaurant, wine bar, beer hall and disco. It’s a great place to hang out with friends.
Upon arrival, several cheeky and weighty drinks folders are placed on your table by a hip young staff member alongside a creative Thai-inspired menu. Stuffed banana chilli is brimming with chicken, white pepper and kaffir lime. Delectably aromatic and wickedly spicy, this dish gets the tastebuds going! Beef basil brisket combines the culinary techniques of America’s South with the spices and intrigues of the Orient. The complexity within this dish is amazing.
PSST! If you are on a gluten-free diet, there is a special banquet menu just for you. It’s $50 per person.