Not content with running some of Melbourne’s most beloved restaurants, Scott Pickett is realising a life-long dream with his newest venture, Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie.
When Melburnians think of fresh produce the first thing that comes to mind is the Queen Victoria Market. It’s why Scott decided to park his newest venture within its walls.
“My very first memory of Melbourne is visiting the Vic Market with my dad and tucking into a grilled bratwurst before the footy. It’s a special moment for me to be able to now work in this unique destination with an offering that I’m so passionate about,” said Scott.
Head Chef, Aaron Brodie, has made the move over from Scott’s northside restaurant, Estelle Bistro. He’s worked with Scott to create an approachable menu that’s all about good food without the fuss.
Stop past for breakfast where guests are greeted by freshly ground Duke’s coffee, flaky pastries and Scott’s signature bacon and egg buttie with bacon that has been slow roasted overnight and carved to order in the morning.
For lunch, roast chicken is coated in a secret spice rub and generously layered between crunchy French style baguettes – perfect to eat in or take away. You’ll also find the rotisserie du jour that can be paired with any of the house-made pickles.
As the sun sets, Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie transforms into a wine bar with a short and sharp dinner menu. Dine on a selection of snacks that include freshly shucked oysters, charcuterie boards and devilled eggs, or choose from more substantial items. Adventurous diners should opt for the crumbed lamb brains, but you’ll also find favourites like Wagyu meatballs and rotisserie rock flathead served with kombu butter and peas.
There are no arguments over which bottle to order – with 20 different wines available by the glass everyone can enjoy their preferred drop. Estelle by Scott Pickett’s Sommelier, Jason Dossen, has chosen the wines, so you can be sure you’ll find the perfect pairing for any mood.
You’ll have to get in quick though – Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie only seats 36, creating an intimate dining space. A spot at the communal island charcuterie counter, designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates, is the most sought after spot, giving diners a front row seat to the magic inside the kitchen.
At Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie there’s something for everyone. With plenty of quality produce lining the shelves you can even take a little piece of Scott Pickett’s magic home with you.