The team at Mornington Peninsula Magazine were invited to taste test the exciting new menu at Red Gum BBQ in Red Hill. A feast of amazing southern style American BBQ cuisine awaited us at Australia’s largest craft beer and southern-style BBQ venue. The venture was born from a fusion of traditional family recipes that originally began as a food truck.
Red Bum BBQ is a big venue that caters for big appetites. Meat is their thing. They know it, they love it, and they do it well – really well. Using only free range and grass-fed meat and smoking it using traditional Southern-style methods and Australian native hardwoods is what makes them a taste sensation. All of the delectable meat at Red Gum BBQ is cooked well in advance of you ordering it, from 6 to 16 hours ahead of time.
To start we shared St Bernard’s Free Range Pulled Pork. This dish included a pork shoulder which had been smoked for 12 hours before being topped with Red Gum BBQ’s Carolina finishing sauce. Joining this entrée was Cape Grim Grass Fed Beef Brisket, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, Hand Cut Fries, Sweet Cornbread, and Garlic & Dill Pickle. It was a delight to try a little of every tantalising dish, and we recommended you visit this go-to destination with a large group so you can order big and try a little bit of everything – it’s all so delicious.
Our American style dinner continued with tasty mains. The St Louis Free Range Pork Ribs were a hit as the five hour smoked pork ribs were accompanied by homemade Kansas City style sauce. Another Southern Classic the Shrimp & Grits, included smoked prawn cutlets and creamy grits, lemon and herbs – it was the perfect dish to be enjoyed alongside Buffalo Chicken Wings and Hand Cut Fries. Next time we’ll be making a point to try the other sides like Brisket Chilli Cheese Fries, Ceasar Salad and Smoked Eggplant.
This unique family friendly venue that was once a truck mechanic’s garage in Red Hill, is now an attractive, trendy and inviting destination. It boasts a recycled timber bar with a selection of Mornington Peninsula’s finest wines and Victorian craft beers on tap. With drinks served in traditional Ball Mason Jars, this hip communal dining space is designed to bring people together. We’ll be back soon – very soon!
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