“All you need is a great big melting pot, big enough to take the world and all it’s got.”
The Blue Mink’s song “Melting Pot” is the inspiration behind The Melting Pot in Tapas Street. At the age of 12, the owner heard this song and was inspired by the idea of a restaurant that serves food from around the globe.
“At school I took a record and put it on in class, we all sat back and listened to it. It was “Melting Pot” by The Blue Minks. I said, “I’ll own a restaurant called “The Melting Pot” one day.”
The Melting Pot serves a range of meatballs with flavours that have been inspired from around the globe. From traditional Italian, to Greek, to Asian… it truly is a melting pot of flavours.
“The moroccan meatballs are great, they are spicy and served with cous cous, roast capsicum and mint and finished with a tzatziki and harissa.”
There are also chicken Malay meatballs served on rice with green curry, lemongrass, kaffir lime and shallots; fish meatballs with tom yum sauce; and vegetarian arancini balls with pesto. There is a series of special occasion meatballs with the Aussie ‘roo balls’ for Australia Day served with a beetroot tzatziki and a New Zealand themed meatball for Waitangi Day. The meatballs are served in cones, perfect for eating as you wander around the markets.
The owners have a strong restaurateur background, the couple have owned successful Italian restaurants in Perth and Sydney. Leon grew up in Italy and has a strong family heritage with Italian cuisine, which really shines with every bite of their delicious meatballs.
The food is socially conscious as well. The inspiration behind the restaurant was to feed the nations. With every meal purchased, funds go towards feeding others in third world countries. You can also purchase worry dolls with the proceeds going overseas.
Find Melting Pot in Tapas Street at NightQuarter, open every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm-10pm!