Got balls? The Meatball Company launches theirs

You cannot expect to have a name like ‘Meatball Company’ and a healthy attitude towards ball jokes and puns, and NOT have people join in to take the mickey out of it. All in the name of good fashioned fun, a bunch of us were invited to the Meatball Company launch function to sample their wares and crack immature jokes about balls.

(Note: However I shall refrain from repeating them here, cuz I’m classy like that. For those of you who know me personally, snort all you want.)

The Meatball Company Launch

The Meatball Company Launch

The Meatball Company Launch

The Bloody Mary Warhol comes in two flavours –meatball fat washed Ketel One Vodka or caramelised onion-infused Ketel One Vodka. The one in circulation was the smoky meatball and it packed a punch (in the balls). Served in the Warhol Campbell’s soup cans with a tree’s worth of celery and a jerky piece, it came with a warning not to sip from the rim, just in case the tin edges were still sharp. Don’t you love living dangerously?

The Meatball Company Launch - Beef served in smokey tomato sauce

Beef served in smokey tomato sauce

The Meatball Company Launch - Pork and veal with chilli, tomato and roast pepper sauce

Pork and veal with chilli, tomato and roast pepper sauce

The Meatball Company Launch - Green pea, arborio rice with mint and manchego

Green pea, arborio rice with mint and manchego

The Meatball Company Launch - Cod, prawn and scallop with saffron and tomato broth

Cod, prawn and scallop with saffron and tomato broth

The Meatball Company Launch. Corn salad. Wild rice with pearl barley and quinoa. Potato & garlic puree.

Corn salad. Wild rice with pearl barley and quinoa. Potato & garlic puree.

What can be said about the Meatball Company balls? The chef declared the cod meatball his favourite, but I reckon the more traditional beef balls with smokey tomato were the better all-rounder – moist, meaty and coated in thick sauce.

Cut through the meatiness with a range of fresh salads (AUD$8 each) – the wild rice is lovely (and healthy) and the house made pasta goes great with whatever meatball sauce you’ve got laying around.

The Meatball Company Launch - Ice-cream sandwich

Ice-cream sandwich. AUD$12

Your dessert options are limited to one: ice-cream sandwiches (or two, if you count cocktails as a dessert). These cookie cased treats come in a variety of flavours. Between the chocolate and peanut butter vs strawberry and cream sandwich ice-creams, my vote goes to the chocolate one. But apparently others have voted for the tiramisu as the ‘balls’.

The Meatball Company is presenting itself as a relaxed informal joint to get together with friends and share a meal. Think of it as a sweet foodie haven from the general drinking debauchery happening next door. But beware! At AUD$14 for a serve of 3 balls, things can get steep quickly if you’re a hungry ball muncher.

 

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Disclaimer: I attended the Meatball Company launch event, courtesy of The Fox Hotel, The Meatball Company and Liquidity Marketing.

About Melissa Loh

Melissa likes many things other people might find a little strange. She blogs to get her love for creative expression out of her system, and spends the rest of her time either at work facilitating connections or in the kitchen monitoring chemical reactions that result in yummeh-ness. Read more about her here.