If you’re a fan of bikes and booze then there’s an awesome event running this week just for you. Shadow Electric has teamed up with Mighty Boy to bring you Domestique: a Tour de France pop up bar and eatery.
Now in it’s fourth year, Domestique is live screening the tour this week at the Gertrude eatery, serving up some tasty snacks and drinks to keep you comfortable. Mighty Boy head chef Scott Blomfield (formerly of Supernormal) has put together a great menu for the five big stages. Cocktails, wine, beer and late night bar snacks will be available until the race’s end.
For those who just happen by, the list of snacks includes Mighty Boy favorites fried eggplant bites, cauliflower kim chi and of course, there’s French fries.
For bookings of 4 or more, there’s a set menu that stays true to Mighty Boy’s cuisine with a French twist. Start your meal off with some crispy frogs legs (yep, that’s right) or opt for chicken wings if you’re squeamish.
The main course is an Asian take on the classic Beef Bourguinon – beef cheeks braised in red wine and Asian spices, served with smoked kohirabi, pickled shallots, crispy jamon, mushrooms, and betal leaf crisps.
After a palate cleanser of green mango with chilli salt, comes a passionfruit pud served with crème brulee, coconut ice cream and sesame praline. It’s a delicious mix of flavours and textures that straddles the line between the two cuisines perfectly.
If you’re a Tour tragic with a taste for food, this is one pop up worth a visit. Hurry though, as when the Tour ends on Sunday this pop up ends too.
Domestique at Mighty Boy
59-61 Gertrude St
(03) 9419 3686
July 18 – 26