When the Head Chefs at Casa de Playa say they “love the way the rhythm of the Spanish day revolves around food”, you know there’s going to be some seriously good cuisine coming out of the kitchen.
Meet Fred Keene and Steph Price – the Melbourne-based power couple heading up the newly refurbished kitchen at Casa de Playa. These two know a thing or two about Spanish food; they made a sea change to the Mornington Peninsula after eating and working their way around Europe for the previous year; and they are now loving the beach life at their new home in Main Street’s hottest new restaurant, bar and function venue.
“It’s stylish food, to match a stylish venue,” they explain.
These two are the brains behind dishes such as their Cubano Cigar - a playful take on the classic Californian Cuban Sandwich, made to look like a ‘Big Boss’ Cuban Cigar.
Fred and Steph describe Casa’s new menu as “fresh and full of punchy flavours … and that’s Casa – fun, fresh and funky”. The menu is packed full of amazing Spanish-inspired options featuring a modern take on classic tapas, showcasing locally sourced seasonal ingredients. You have to try the ‘La Boqaria’ chorizo, chargrilled in the Josper oven (the charcoal fired beast at the heart of this kitchen). Or try the clean, fresh flavours of the Ortiz Anchovy en Croute or the Kingfish Ceviche with gin, lime and pomegranate.
This is a place living by the ethos of sharing food and sharing conversation, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the ‘Beach House’. Couple that with amazing Spanish and local wines and some of the best cocktails on the Peninsula and you know you’re onto a winner for summer!
“It’s a beach house, a place to feel at home.”
*Casa de Playa is more than just a stunning venue; it is a lifestyle built on passion and integrity. Hispanic in its roots, Casa is dedicated to working with local farmers and producers, sourcing only the finest ingredients and local wines to bring you the simplest pleasure of eating & drinking ‘farm to plate’.
CASA DE PLAYA
A: 39 Main Street, Mornington.
T: 5976 1276