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Once Upon a Time

An 11-course Disney-themed degustation at Nel restaurant.
By Marissa Ciampi
August 04, 2020
By Marissa Ciampi
August 04, 2020

Fine dining institution Nel restaurant is bringing a whole lot of nostalgia back to its set menu with the relaunch of the Once Upon a Time degustation. The Disney-themed feast was first created by Executive Chef Nelly Robinson last year — and the second iteration is even more fanciful than before.

Available to order from Tuesday, August 4 to Saturday, November 7, the 11-course menu features the Melted Snowman (black garlic bread with a carrot nose, black iced eyes, yoghurt and 'snow') and Roses Are Red, Beasts Are Blue (a cake served with smashed roses).

There's also a Cinderella-themed pumpkin bread with dukkah oil — aka the You Shall Go To The Ball — and a Finding Nemo-themed pan-fried dory, aptly dubbed Just Keeping Swimming.  Plus Eat Me cookies, served in a storybook, and the Imagination custard tarts, served on an antique clock.

And if all that isn't enough, you can also opt for a drinks package, which includes paired cocktails and wines for $105 (or $50 for non-alcoholic drinks). Though the menu is inspired by your childhood, you'll need that adult salary to enjoy it, with the food menu setting you back $135.

Cole Bennetts

The Once Upon a Time menu is available for dinner Tuesday–Saturday and for lunch on Saturday.

Images: Cole Bennetts

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