Restaurant Dan Arnold
After seven years in France, Brisbane-born Dan Arnold has come home to open his first restaurant. Restaurant Dan Arnold sits on Ann Street beneath the Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments in Fortitude Valley, the sun-filled space highlighted simply with pendant lighting, a mirrored bar and an impressive open kitchen. Dan perfected his craft in France, working at three Michelin-star restaurant l’Espérance and two Michelin-star Serge Vieira, leading him to earn bronze at the Bocuse d’Or Asia-Pacific Competition 2016 and placing eighth in the world with his team at the Bocuse d’Or World Final in 2017. Drawing on his experience and skills, Dan creates an evolving menu of Australian flavours, served as three- or five-course degustations. Expect to find the likes of yam carpaccio with confit and crisp Jerusalem artichoke, candied lemon and hazelnut sauce, and charcoal duck breast, braised leg with celeriac remoulade and Tasmanian pepper. Dan allows his creativity to run wild in the open kitchen, with dishes often created and evolved in the moment, or created specially to suit dietary requirements. Limited seats are also available at the bar to enjoy a concise a la carte menu or a cheeky wine.