Short Order by Jocelyn’s Provisions
It’s a scenario we’re all familiar with – all day you’ve been craving a wholesome home-cooked meal, but you’ve got nothing in the fridge and the last thing you feel like doing is visiting the supermarket. Thank goodness Jocelyn’s Provisions’ new venture is here to save the day. In early May, the much-loved providore is opening Short Order at Haven in Newstead – an entirely new concept for the team that focuses on nourishing take-home meals, rotisserie meats, salads, and grab-and-go breakfasts and treats. Short Order will be open from 6:30 am Tuesday to Saturday (and 8:00 am on Sundays), serving up coffee and takeaway breakfast items – think bacon and egg English muffins stacked with cheese and house-made kimchi, and banana bread toasted with date, espresso and maple butter. The rotating menu will include roasts of rotisserie free-range chickens, garlic and rosemary lamb legs, and porchetta with sage and sourdough stuffing, plus savoury pies and sausage rolls, two daily salads, two daily vegetable dishes (hello, cauliflower wedges), flavoured butters, dressings, dips and sauces. Oh, and it wouldn’t be Jocelyn’s without sweet treats – you can pick up the likes of chocolate roulade and passionfruit tart for dessert.
Ballistic West End Alehouse & Kitchen
It’s been an enormous year for Salisbury-based brewery Ballistic Beer Co., which was welcomed with open arms by craft-beer lovers in early 2017. Now the brewery has announced it will be opening a second venue on Friday May 11 on Montague Road in West End, taking over the space previously occupied by Pour Choices. Ballistic West End Alehouse & Kitchen will showcase the brewery’s full range of award-winning craft beers, which will make the 20-minute journey from the Salisbury brewery straight to the West End taps, alongside dishes designed to complement and match the brewery’s efforts. Head brewer Lachy Crothers will also select a constantly rotating guest beer to feature on tap at the alehouse.
The Wellington in East Brisbane is set to welcome an authentic Japanese eatery to its midst when Shunsai Restaurant opens to the public in the coming months. Japanese chef Shun Mori is opening his own restaurant after stints cooking at the Japanese embassy in Switzerland and at award-winning restaurants in Sydney and Brisbane. Shunsai Restaurant will focus on fine dining, offering an intimate dining experience with Japanese dishes made with fresh, locally sourced and in-season ingredients. Shunsai will open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday and lunch from Wednesday to Saturday, with the official opening date slated for May or early June.
The Pasta Bar by morningafter
West End’s morningafter is renowned for its breakfast carbonara but there is one problem – you can only get it during the day. As of this Thursday April 26 you’ll be able to get morningafter’s pasta after hours with launch of its virtual restaurant, The Pasta Bar by morningafter. From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday, UberEATS will be delivering a selection of Italian delights out of the morningafter kitchen straight to your door. The menu allows you to make your choice of pasta from gnocchi, linguine, trofie or pappardelle, topped with your choice of sauce, such as slow-cooked beef and pork ragu, nduja, peas, basil and garlic, or truffled cream with mushrooms. The Pasta Bar will also dish out sides of garlic bread, arancini balls, prosciutto with burrata, rocket and parmesan salad, and more.
Michelin-starred chef Manjunath Mural has announced the name of his upcoming Brisbane Quarter restaurant – Heritij. The name is a modern play on the word ‘heritage’, embracing culture, roots and ancestry as part of the restaurant’s Asian-Indian gastronomy experience. Manjunath, who presides over Song of India in Singapore, has partnered with this friend Sridhar Penumechu of Saffron Restaurant and Malt Dining’s Nick Pinn for the fine-dining restaurant, which is due to open in mid-2018. Heritij will join a number of other exciting openings in the Brisbane Quarter precinct, including the Gambaro family’s Persone and W Brisbane’s signature restaurant, Three Blue Ducks.
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