Be a winner at dinner with Dine BNE City’s delectable Supper Club
Trying to find where to go to dinner in The City can be a little overwhelming, to say the least – there are just too many good things to choose from! Thankfully, new food festival Dine BNE City has got our backs, with a whole bunch of our favourite eateries dishing out special set dining experiences for the occasion. From May 13–30, gather your mates to taste and toast the town at some of The City’s finest restaurants. Here’s just some of what you can expect to be plated up …
When you’ve got a hot date to impress …
Greenglass: You’ve donned your most impressive outfit and you’re stepping out to meet a lady friend or fella – now, where you should go? Look no further than French bistro-inspired restaurant Greenglass, which is slinging a sumptuous three-course dinner that will get your heart fluttering. For $70, you’ll be able to dig in to delights like salmon gravlax with golden beetroot, avocado, cucumber and dill cream, braised beef-cheek bourguignon with carrot and potato, broccolini with herbs and toasted almonds, and a decadent creme brulee for dessert.
Vintaged Bar & Grill: Make a stellar first impression with a three-course dinner at Vintaged Bar & Grill. For $95 you’ll get a glass of house wine, sparkling or beer on arrival, plus indulgent eats like Bundaberg molasses-cured salmon with horseradish creme fraiche, balsamic pickled onions and croutons, dry-aged steak with a side of your choice and a divine sundae concoction with brownie, almond tuile, whipped cream, raspberries and vanilla ice-cream.
Milano: Love making eyes over Italian food? Milano is a romantic locale to lock in for date night. It’s here where you can dig in to a $59 three-course feast, which includes menu heroes like mushroom-and-truffle arancini balls, bruschetta caprese, crispy pork belly and tiramisu for a sweet finish.
When you’ve got wholesome dinner plans with the family …
Rico Bar & Dining: Catching up with the parents over dinner is always fun, but how about upping the luxe factor with a three-course feast at Rico Bar & Dining? Enjoy your choice of bug rolls or lamb ribs to start, before tucking in to your choice of ocean trout, striploin or pork cutlet for the main affair. Plus, there’s the hard decision of what to get for dessert – crema catalana or chocolate mousse.
Fatcow Steak & Lobster: If you inherited your carnivorous tendencies from Mum and Dad, take them out to Fatcow Steak & Lobster for a meaty feast. For $90, you can indulge in a three-course dinner of either swordfish tartare, grilled squid or beef carpaccio to start, eye-fillet steak and lobster tail for the main meal and a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake to satisfy sweet tooths.
New Shanghai: Nothing says a family feast like five courses of mouth-watering eats. At New Shanghai in The City, you can caress your chopsticks around flavourful dishes like truffle xiao long bao, fragrant crispy duck bao, salt-and-pepper calamari, slow-braised pork belly with sweet soy sauce served with Chinese fried rice, mango pudding, and Chinese tea to wash it all down. The best part? This merry meal is just $59 per person.
When you’ve got more than a few mouths to feed …
Brisbane Phoenix: Indecisive diners will be pleased to hear that inner-city eatery Brisbane Phoenix is putting on a feast for the ages – with nine courses worth of eats to devour! Highlights include Peking duck pancakes, quail Maryland in three-cup sauce, salt-and-chilli king prawn and calamari, lobster tail fried with garlic butter and black pepper, crispy skin spatchcock in Shangdong sauce, fried whole barramundi with ginger and shallot soy sauce, fried rice, deep-fried ice-cream and a platter of fresh fruit. This spectacular selection of eats will set you back just $80 per person.
Saké Restaurant & Bar: Serving up contemporary Japanese fare and lip-smacking sips, Saké transports diners half way across the world. Now, the eatery is making sure you don’t leave hungry either, with its eight-course menu of eats for $99. With fresh sashimi, karaage bao, popcorn shrimp with yuzu chilli mayonnaise and slow-cooked chashu pork belly just a small taste of what’s on offer, we think your tastebuds deserve to be taken on a trip.
Persone Italian Restaurant: With stellar views of the river and fine Italian fare, Persone is the perfect place to fill your belly if you’ve got a big gang – and now the restaurant is doing a ten-course dinner for just $89 per guest. Tantalising picks include house-made focaccia, burrata with pumpkin, thyme and smoked pecan, gnocchi served with peas, pancetta and truffle pecorino, rocket and parmesan salad, and smoked mash potato.
When you’re looking to cheers with the gals …
COPPA: When it comes to dining by the riverside, it doesn’t get much more luxe than COPPA. Gather your pals and book in for a three-course dinner, which features salivation-inducing eats like swordfish carpaccio with chilli and citrus, tiger prawns and Fraser Island crab linguine served with rocket and parmesan salad, and Sicilian lemon tart. Now, all you have to do is figure out what bottle of wine you’re going to order.
Boom Boom Room Izakaya: Be transported to the streets of Japan with The Boom Boom Room’s omakase supper club banquet, which boasts six delicious courses and a signature cocktail on arrival for $60 per person. Devour edamame, chicken thigh yakitori, kingfish tartare, tuna handrolls, Jack’s Creek flank, and the famous peanut-butter-and-white-chocolate bar for dessert – we’re salivating already.
Patina at Customs House: How does a crisp glass of prosecco and four courses of flavoursome fare sound? If it’s right up your alley then Patina at Customs House is your next mate date meet-up. Your $90 dinner will include the likes of Hervey Bay scallops with vanilla cauliflower and chorizo crumb, smoked yellowfin tuna with bonito watermelon, buckwheat, nori and edamame, and your choice of Coral Coast barramundi served with miso, eggplant puree and asparagus or Southern Downs eye fillet served with king brown mushroom, manchego croquette and black garlic. Of course, you’ll get to finish off on a sweet note with creme brulee served with almond biscotti, yuzu and berries.
When you’re out and about with co-workers …
Lennons Restaurant and Bar: Friday clock-off time calls for after-work drinks and a good feed, if you ask us. City slickers can score a two-course meal for $65 per person or a three-course meal for $75 per person from Lennons Restaurant and Bar with menu standouts including pumpkin fritters with pea salsa and coconut raita, market fish served with chips, salad and vegetables, and pavlova topped with fruit and fresh cream.
Jimmy’s on The Mall: Take your work wife or husband to Jimmy’s on The Mall for a two-course dinner for just $99 per couple. Your tastebud-enticing meal will include an assorted seafood platter to share, chocolate pudding and a bottle of Dowie Doole chardonnay. We’ll cheers to that.
Massimo: The Italian-inspired sibling of Eagle Street mainstay George’s Paragon, riverside eatery Massimo marries the best of Italian cuisine with exceptional service. Its $60 four-course feast includes fresh focaccia, a half dozen oysters, your choice of whole quail or marron spaghetti, and tiramisu.
To book into these lavish dinner destinations, head on over to the Dine BNE City website.
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