Pavement Whispers: Volume 339 December 21
From news of a new sourdough-centric bakery from the Superthing team to Woolloongabba’s newest watering hole, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out …
Cordelia Sourdough Bakery
Last year saw a sharp spike in interest surrounding the art of sourdough making, with legions of budding bakers trying their hand at making a passable loaf in lockdown. Although we couldn’t get our attempts to rise to satisfactory levels, the team behind Superthing and NYC Bagel Deli had no such trouble. The purveyors of baked goods (lead by Eddy Tice and Ania Kutek) will be expanding its portfolio earlier next year with new concept Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse – a bakery dedicated to bready bliss. Intrigued by the idea of introducing Brisbane eaters to traditional European-style sourdoughs, Ania (who was born in Poland) and Eddy snagged a sun-dappled site at the base of the Opera on Cordelia apartment building in South Brisbane for the concept’s wholesale kitchen and retail space. The couple will be utilising three cultures to formulate its range of sourdoughs, including a 48-year-old culture sourced from Sydney, one culture imported from San Francisco and a newly developed culture of their own incorporating native ingredients like Kakadu plum. In addition to sourdough, Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse will also serve bagels, milk buns, baguettes and doughnuts – each made from a sourdough culture. A selection of grab-and-go options will be available alongside coffee from Padre, smoothies and shakes. The space itself will boast a muted aesthetic comprised of raw concrete, stone and finished timber, with space inside and out for dine-in clientele. Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse is slated for a mid-to-late-February opening – keep your eyes peeled for more on this one in 2022.
The One Mile
It’s been a big year for Woolloongabba’s drinking and dining scene, with venues like Mr Badger’s, Sasso Italiano, The Tailors and Fables Bar & Cafe calling the suburb home in 2021. One last venue has opened its doors just in time for the silly season – The One Mile is now slinging premium wines and beer, as well as a menu of paddock-to-plate fare, from the old Pearl Cafe space on Logan Road. Designed as a local watering hole for folks seeking a down-to-earth spot to relax, catch up with friends or watch some live sport, The One Mile is a multifaceted haunt boasting two bars, a casual dining area and a restaurant spread across two levels. Guests can pop in for grazing snacks like spicy buffalo wings, loaded nachos, antipasto platters and pizza, or opt for heartier plates of chicken parmigiana, beef-and-Guinness pie, beer-battered fish and chips, burgers and grass-fed rump steaks. Over at the bar, punters can select from a killer line-up of local beers as well as a wine list curated by restaurateur and vino guru Thierry Galichet (La Cache à Vín). If you’re looking to schedule a visit to Woolloongabba to catch up on all of the new goodness, plot a stop at The One Mile into your crawl itinerary.
Darvella Patisserie’s Christmas Collection
Aside from the gifts, family catch-ups and abundance of downtime, one of the things we love most about the festive season is the Christmas-themed treats! Never ones to shy away from a holiday special, the crew at Darvella Patisserie in Bulimba is celebrating the silly season with a limited-edition collection of goodies available now. The range includes a two-tone Christmas tree croissant filled with gingerbread custard (available until Friday December 24), a Christmas pavlova topped with vanilla-bean chantilly, fresh berries and passionfruit, red-and-green-coloured cupcakes, fruit mince pies, and Christmas fruit cake. You can click here to place an order from Darvella’s web store ahead of your festive feasts. Once Christmas is over, Darvella will be shifting gears ahead of another celebration – its first birthday! From 6:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday January 1, Darvella will commemorate 365 days of operation with a new smorgasbord of sweets, including a Biscoff croissant, a cream-and-jam Long John croissant, Lindt choc-hazelnut croissant and $3 doughnuts. Not a bad way to ring in the new year, we reckon.
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