Melba Restaurant Spices Up Wednesdays This Winter

The Langham, Melbourne’s Acclaimed Melba Restaurant Spices Up Wednesdays This Winter

May 2016… On Wednesday nights during the winter months of June and July, Melba Restaurant is going to spice up the award-winning eatery’s menu with a month’s worth of mouth-watering dishes inspired from far away places such as Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai.

Melba’s open Indian kitchen, complete with traditional Tandoor oven, is famous for its made to order naan bread served up with traditional chutneys, pickles and curries and even trendy stuffing such as M&Ms!

Melba’s Indian chefs use authentic techniques, locally sourced fresh produce and
handed down family recipes to create memorable tandoor dishes and rich and flavour laden curries.

To up the ante, Melba’s chefs will be showcasing some of their favourite regional dishes every Wednesday night in June and July.

Wednesday Nights in June 

On cold, blustery evenings in June, diners can warm up with batata vada, murgh
chattinad and sabz ananas curry.

Batata vada is one of Mumbai’s favourite street foods. Boiled potatoes are mixed with crushed fresh garlic, green chillies, mustard seeds, turmeric and curry leaves and then dipped in a batter made with besan flour and deep fried and served with fried green chillies.

Murgh chettinad from the land of chettinad inTamil Nadu are moreish pieces of chicken that have been marinated in yogurt, turmeric, chillies, fennel and poppy seeds and black pepper before being cooked slowly over fire.

Sabz ananas curry is a popular Indian vegetable and pineapple curry that originates from the Brahamins community in Karnataka.

Wednesday nights in July
Stay toasty and warm and tuck into hare masale ka murgh angara, kolmi nu patio and melagu pongle.

Hare masale ka murgh angara comes from the Northern state of Punjab and is a
chicken dish marinated with fresh herbs, spices and yogurt before being cooked in an earthen oven on dry embers.

Meanwhile, kolmi nu patio is a well balanced Parsi -style prawn curry with subtle
features sweet, sour and hot flavours and is traditionally served accompanied by yellow hued saffron rice.

Milagu pongle is a popular rice and lentil dish from Tamil Nadu in India’s south. It is well known as a comfort food and is often made as an offering to Gods and is made with ghee, coarsely ground cumin, ginger and pepper.

Of course, diners are not limited to dining from the Indian kitchen, they can also devour sushi, roasted Peking duck, enjoy made to order steaks, freshly made pasta dishes and dine from the restaurant’s dessert buffet, cheese station and choose from a range of salads and roasts as well.

Bookings can be made by by contacting 1800 641 107 or by emailing


For more information, please contact:
Tara Bishop, Public Relations Manager
Email: or via mobile on +61422003549

Background Notes
The Langham, Melbourne at Southbank is located at the heart of Melbourne’s diverse performing arts scene, and is a proud partner of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Opera Australia and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The 25-floor hotel has 388 luxuriously appointed rooms including 126 river view rooms, 57 executive club rooms, 6 balcony rooms with 19m² private balconies, 7 Terrace Rooms with 50m² private balconies, 11 suites and one Presidential Suite; each attended to by the hotel’s signature Service Stylists. Boasting stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River, historic Flinders Street station and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience.
The Langham, Melbourne has been named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific by Travel & Leisure (US) magazine (2013), and has been a constant feature on Travel + Leisure (US) World’s Best lists (2010 – 2013). BRW awarded The Langham, Melbourne as one of Australia’s most innovative companies (2013) and the hotel has been recognised by notable consumer-voted awards including TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012 (No.1 in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia). The Langham, Melbourne is also actively retaining EarthCheck Gold Certification in 2015 and maintaining place as a Leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Company Standard with the exclusive EarthCheckTM. 

The Langham, Melbourne is also acclaimed for its award-winning Chuan Spa, interactive dining restaurant – Melba, and chic bar & lounge – ARIA. Reservations may be made by visiting or calling 1800 858 662.

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