Pavement Whispers: Volume 410 May 30
Pavement Whispers: Volume 410 May 30

Pavement Whispers: Volume 410 May 30

From news of a specialty cheese monger to Burnett Lane’s new cocktail bar, 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 …

Sum Yung Guys x Stanley Restaurant
Two of Queensland’s most renowned names in contemporary Asian dining are joining forces, coming together to create a unique culinary experience. On Friday July 7, Stanley Restaurant’s Louis Tikaram will be venturing north to Noosaville, joining Matt Sinclair and the team at Sum Yung Guys for a one-night-only banquet. For $160 per person, guests will be treated to a smorgasbord of contemporary Asian delights – the menu is currently under wraps, but we can be sure to see a melding of the Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean flavours both venues are known for. The Stanley team will be shaking up a welcome drink on arrival, with Sum Yung Guys pouring a selection of signature cocktails and wines on the night. Head to the Sum Yung Guys website to secure your seat.

Church Mouse Cheese
We make no bones about our love for cheese, cheesemakers, cheese suppliers and, heck, even cheese accessories. When Church Mouse Cheese burst onto the scene in 2020 with its offering of monthly taste boxes filled with artisanal cheeses, bespoke cheese-tower catering services, and calendar of degustation dining experiences and wine-and-cheese-flight events, we immediately fell in love. Now, after a couple of years of nomadic operation, the crew is on the cusp of opening a bricks-and-mortar location. In mid-June, Church Mouse will unveil its new cheese and graze platter catering shop in South Bank, located in a hole-in-the-wall space (formerly an ATM bunker) next to Ahmet’s and Brooklyn Depot. From here, the team will sell gourmet toasties, cheese and charcuterie platters, cheese cakes and gourmet cheeses, as well as picnic supplies to take to the nearby parkland or for entertaining at home. Liaising with eight different distributors and cheesemakers, Church Mouse’s selection will include a wide array of domestic and imported cheeses. That’s not all the crew has happening – big things are in motion over on St. Paul’s terrace, where Flight’s Bar & Grill has just opened …

Flight’s Bar & Grill
On Friday May 12, the Church Mouse Cheese team softly opened Flight’s Bar & Grill inside the heritage-listed McDonald’s Bakery building on St. Paul’s Terrace. The site will allow the Church Mouse team to host its hugely popular wine-and-cheese nights in a space that’s all their own. In addition to these specialty events, Flight’s Bar & Grill offers diners a tapas menu at the bar (or a cheese flight accompanied with your choice of wine or whisky), while also putting the building’s century-old oven to great use, with woodfired dishes a specialty. Keep an eye on The Weekend Edition next week for all of the delectable details!

Lina Rooftop Winter Wonderland 
The weather reports are in – this winter, it’s forecast to snow in Brisbane. From June 28 to August 27, South Brisbane’s Lina Rooftop will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with firepits, mulled wine and snow. This year, the rooftop will be topped with custom-made igloos to cosy up with five of your warmest friends under the twinkling fairy lights, decked out with heating and a personal mini bar. Giant blocks of raclette will be melted to gooey perfection, served with cured meats, crusty baguette, garlic and rosemary potatoes, pickles and more for dipping. Fireside dining wouldn’t be complete without marshmallows, chocolate fondue and spiced mulled wine to warm you from the inside, out. Bookings are open now with sessions available Wednesday to Sunday each week – head to the Lina website to secure your spot.

In case you missed the news yesterday, Burnett Lane is soon to welcome a new cocktail bar, thanks to the creative minds behind Death & Taxes and Dr. Gimlette. The Cuatro Group – made up of Martin and Wiebke Lange and Blake and Belinda Ward – is set to open its third venue this coming July, this time paring things back from its usual extensive offering. Described as a classic cocktail bar with Italian flair, Antico will soon take over the spot formerly occupied by Super Whatnot, with a full transformation of the split-level space currently underway. We’re told the intimate venue will serve up a concise list of ten perfectly executed classic cocktails, championing fresh local produce – that means no pre-made syrups, fermentations or reductions. Expect to find the likes of Aperol spritzes, negronis with specially made gin and vermouth, and Campari and soda on tap, alongside a menu of three Italian-inspired bar bites such as bruschetta, burrata and cured meats. Read the full story here!

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