Kasina – Opening Soon
Although Brisbane’s food scene is a melting pot of worldly cuisines, Balkan food has been largely underrepresented across the city’s culinary spectrum. That’s all set to change come July when Kasina begins showcasing the gastronomic delights of ex-Yugoslavian countries such as Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia at its forthcoming Morningside restaurant. The brainchild of Dragan and Marija Sestic of Dramanti Artisan Roaster fame, Kasina is an ode to the culinary cultures of their homeland and will see the couple (who boast Bosnian and Serbian heritage, respectively) and their family share the flavours of Balkan food and drink. Kasina’s build is currently underway, with a 65-seat site on Wynnum Road getting a modern update courtesy of a newly installed bar and a teal, gold and green colour scheme. When it opens, Kasina will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings that mix Balkan and Australian elements – think hearty village-style eats like cevapi (grilled minced-meat sausages), peksimeti (deep-fried savoury or sweet dough) and sarma (meat-stuffed cabbage rolls), as well as a drinks list featuring Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and French wines, local craft beers, signature cocktails and plenty of rakija – a fruit brandy that is incredibly popular in the Balkans. Kasina is targeting a late-June or early-July opening – stay tuned for an up-close look upon launch.