Colonial Cuisine

Need a location to rest and refuel after your next shopping safari to Bulimba? British Colonial Co, a smart casual all-day restaurant and lounge bar is due to unfurl next to the Hawthorne Cineplex in Brisbane’s east on Friday. It’s a fresh project for Angela Kennedy (who also has close-by popular 1930s-themed Bungalow 4171) and Kennedy’s partner and co-owner Mark. South African expat chef Darryn Bonhomme (formerly head chef at Cinco Restaurant, Camp Hill) will lead the cooking area at British Colonial Co, which draws motivation from a host of its previous nests, from Africa to the West Indies.

Bonhomme will likewise head British Colonial Co’s great restaurant, 66-seat sibling, The Residence, set to debut in mid-August in a heritage Queenslander on an upper floor of the same site. Bonhomme’s opening menu will take advantage of influences varying from South Africa to the Middle East, taking in British, Italian and French along the way. Breakfast meals, for example, include the indulgent orange bloom doughnuts with house-churned icecream; and a buttery lobster tail with sweet corn emulsion and poached egg, alongside lighter picks such as a fresh fruit salad with increased watermelon and dragon fruit, or house granola.

The focus at lunch and supper is strongly on share plates– anything from charcuterie boards and shared dessert plates to the likes of Sri Lankan chilli pork tummy with a lychee, apple and mint salad; or hickory-smoked in-house quail with tarragon white polenta and taro onion jam. The undercover 86-seater downstairs has rattan lounges, large white curtains and lots of function lumber. “It’s an advanced alfresco space with great deals of textures,” Kennedy says. “This is something residents have been asking for– for a long period of time– and it’s something they are worthy of. Upstairs will be best for quiet intimate dinners and long lunches. Downstairs is more open and relaxed, yet sophisticated.”

New Chef For Cinco

Cinco Restaurant owner-chef Peter Stubbs has actually replaced his outbound previous head chef Darryn Bonhomme, with Italian expat chef Andrea Leone. It’s Leone’s 2nd stint in the cooking areas at Camp Hill, even though catering hawthorn is a prominent area for such talent, and Stubbs states he’s delighted to have him back.

On the other hand, Stubbs has been silently spending the bulk of his time in Perseverance Valley managing his newest under-the-radar venture, Piccolo Coffee shop on Robertson St at the base of the Atrio Apartments. Stubbs already has Piccolo Pizza locations at Camp Hill, East Brisbane and Highgate Hill, and pizza likewise includes at the 35-seat Piccolo Cafe, however here there’s a broader menu on offer as well, since he’s providing room service to Atrio visitors. Month-to-month dinners prepared by Stubbs are also on the menu. “We have actually simply painted the walls today and the colours work actually well at night with fabrics and flatware. We have actually got a Night in Milan dinner prepared for July 17,” Stubbs states.

Aquitaine Dives Into Pacific

South Bank’s Aquitaine looks set to score itself an attractive new Gold Coast brother or sister prior to completion of August. Aquitaine Pacific is under construction in the new luxe resort precinct of the rapidly revamping Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, which is also the home of high-end sellers such as Tiffany, Givenchy, Gucci and Prada. Aquitaine’s owner Nick Spiro says the brand-new 100-seat Broadbeach sis place will continue the French theme, however likewise have a bit of a twist for customers that are not looking for meals to go hawthorn.

“We’re putting in a champagne and oyster bar,” Spiro states. “The pod real estate the cooking area and bar remains in a stunning blue stone and it opens out to a water function. There’s absolutely nothing like this in Australia. AMP (Pacific Fair developer AMP Capital) is doing an excellent task.” Architects Arkhefield are at deal with the design of Aquitaine Pacific and Spiro states he’s searching for a chef for the endeavor.

An as-yet- concealed Italian-themed dining establishment will likewise open alongside Aquitaine Pacific later on this year. Contrary to hospitality chatter, this won’t be the first Queensland venture for the Terzini Group, the power behind the likes of Sydney’s Icebergs Dining-room and Bar and The Dolphin Hotel and more.

See http://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/food/qld-taste/kitchen-confidential-queensland-foodie-news/news-story/52209e2730eb8203d8d13da4ac127875 to learn more.

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