Pavement Whispers: Volume 208 February 5
From whispers of new ramen joints to swanky riverside pop-ups, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest 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 …
Devon Garden City
After gaining a loyal following across its three southern cafes, Sydney’s Devon is heading north, opening its first Brisbane cafe at Westfield Garden City on Monday February 18. The 80-seater venue will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with executive chef Zachary Tan creating an all-day dining menu featuring the quirky Asian-inspired dishes that have become favourites at Devon’s three Sydney cafes. By day, expect to find signature dishes such as the Croissant St Denis, featuring a ‘ghetto-style’ omelette with lobster meat, bisque beurre blanc, caviar and herbs inside a fresh croissant, and Breakfast with the Sakumas, with miso-marinated king salmon, eel croquette, radish petite salad, a 63-degree egg, Kewpie mayo and furikake. Come evening, Devon Garden City will serve the likes of squid-ink angel-hair pasta with mussels, crab, mentaiko cream sauce, flying fish roe and chives, and sweets such as Devon’s famous DD soft serve with hot chips.
Good news for fans of a juicy nood, Japanese-born ramen chain Ramen Danbo cheekily announced via Instagram that a Brisbane location (and third Australian location) was in the works. The popular chain expanded from Japan to Australia in 2017 – quickly establishing two locations in Southport and Surfers Paradise – and now we can confirm that South Brisbane will soon score a Ramen Danbo outlet of its own in March. A 140-sqm space has been secured a short distance from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, serving the same tasty menu of ramen varieties as its southern siblings, while also offering a larger range of Japanese beers on tap. We’ll have more information for you closer to Ramen Danbo’s opening date.
Yuzu & Co
Speaking of Japanese eats, New Farm favourite Yuzu & Co has a new location in the works. Chef Kuldeep Singh has been feeding New Farm locals his interpretation of contemporary Japanese fare and is now set to give Milton a taste of his delightful dishes. Yuzu & Co Milton will be opening on Park Road this weekend, with a larger 60-seat space catering to lunch and dinner crowds. Expect lunchtime additions including poke bowls, alongside signature dishes such as brie tempura, tofu tataki, soft-shell crab burgers and duck teriyaki. Check back next week for a closer look!
Chandon S Sunset Cabana pop-up
There have been riverside igloos and summer spritz bars, and now for its latest pop-up, Customs House is presenting the Chandon S Sunset Cabana. The pop-up celebrates Chandon’s latest creation, Chandon S, which combines sparkling wine and hand-blended orange bitters to create a refreshing champagne-cocktail-inspired beverage. From Saturday February 9, Customs House’s riverside terrace will be transformed into the Chandon S Sunset Cabana pop-up. Evoking Mediterranean beach club vibes, the pop-up will feature white sail-swathed cabanas among plenty of greenery, where guests can kick back and enjoy Chandon S on ice, sparkling wine, cocktails and snacks including mini steamed duck buns and Korean fried chicken sliders. On Sunday mornings, signature restaurant Patina will host S is for Sunday bottomless four-course Chandon brunches, with free-flowing Chandon S, sparkling rosé, blanc de blanc bellinis, and Belvedere bloody Marys. For full details, head to our Event Guide.
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