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thursday may 16th, from 6:30pm
umami vol II: pomodoro
taste and discover the “fifth flavour” of cooking, with a set menu banquet at servo

following on from our sold out first edition of umami, we're back for volume ii: pomodoro

umami is described as the fifth taste (after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter). it's the essence of savouriness - that meaty, earthy, brothy richness you find in honey soy chicken, grilled mushroom, seared steaks, and miso soup.

the word umami and its concept were first coined in japan, by a japanese chemist named kikunae ikeda. he was attempting to find out what compounds were responsible for the unique taste of dashi stock – a japanese staple. he discovered that glutamic acid is the key molecular compound that defines the rich miso flavour, and named the new taste umami (from the root word umai, which translates roughly to deliciousness).

of the many plant foods that provide umami in western cooking, the tomato is foremost. in this set menu banquet, we'll be celebrating the glutamate-rich red fruit in all its forms, from ketchup to consommé...

you can expect a culinary tour of the fifth flavour, with a tomato based tasting plate, and four courses exploring the deep, rich, dark intensity of umami.


$80pp + bf

bookings essential!

paired wines and cocktails for $40pp



oysters, tomato hot sauce, dashi butter milk

kingfish marinated in smoked tomato, tobiko, dill

The Gardener's Gimlet - gin, strawberry,tomato water, basil oil

tomato tea consommé

pomodoro salad, wood fired bread

seafood marinara, squid ink spaghetti, chilli, bottarga

Bondar Fiano, McLaren Vale


wagyu skirt steak, tomato xo ketchup

shaker fries

Forest Hill Estate Shiraz Mount Barker

sweet tomato stracciatella pannacotta, strawberry

Limoncello Spritz - limoncello, citron gin, soda, mint, prosecco


* all bookings are final and non-refundable
* menu is subject to change based on availability of produce, and may be adjusted closer to the date
*  please list any dietary requirements and preferences under ‘notes’ on the booking page. if you do not list dietary/allergy requirements, we may not be able to cater for them on the day of your booking!
*please note, an automatic 0.90% booking fee applies