Chef Saurav Kumar has worked in some of Melbourne’s well-known restaurants, including Morris Jones and Mr. Hive. He now heads up Shiloh Melbourne, the city’s first kosher fine dining venture, in the heart of Caulfield.
The inside is simply decorated, with plain pink walls and giant black booths, perfect for large groups.
The food is designed as a sharing menu. Start with some snacks such as a lamb kofta: a spiced meatball finished with a honey glaze and puffed wild rice. Delicate and raw aged kingfish sashimi comes with a wolf garlic puree, Geraldton wax dressing and hints of black sesame oil and soy all piled up on a nori crisp. For the kosher meat eaters, you can’t go past the 500g slow-roasted lamb shoulder. This delicious piece of premium meat has been cooked sous-vide for more than 48 hours until tender, and is served with roasted radicchio, black sweet raisins, caramel sauce and a mint tahini. Match it with a kosher Israeli wine or a pomegranate cocktail.
PSST! Did you know that when ordering meat at a kosher restaurant your meal will also be completely dairy free?