Black Bird Bar & Grill

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Black Bird Bar and Grill
A lavish space inspired by The Great Gatsby, the prohibition & speak-easy’s
it’s a glamorous new addition to the Eagle Street foodscape!

A captivating blend of ornate Art Deco furnishings, velvety buttoned chairs & grand curtains
we were immediately immersed in early 21st century magnificence.

Brought to us by the Ghanem Group 
(Byblos BrisbaneByblos Melbourne,  5th ElementBaba Ganouj and Saj)
one can expect nothing less of Black Bird - with executive chef Jake Nicolson
(formerly of elBulli in Spain and The Ledbury in London!)
& head chef Anthony Donaldson

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we arrived a little early and was led out to the beautiful bar area

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their creative cocktail list is inspired by the prohibition – for example ‘Giggle Water’
a 1920 slang for an intoxicating beverage

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We were given a tour of the restaurant by their friendly team : )
They have many private dining rooms should one wish to throw a party or two!

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Love this crystal decanter lights in an upside down bath tub

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IMG_8068their aging cabinet

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a very well priced menu – we mainly tried the entrees and starters,
must go back and try the steaks next time!

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delicious shellfish platter of  Jedd’s oysters, Moonlight Flat oysters,
Mooloolaba king prawn, Moreton Bay bug  & Harvey Bag scallop

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wagyu beef carpaccio w. sweet burnt leek & black truffle mayonnaise

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tea smoked black kingfish w. picked heirloom beetroot, horseradish & rye bread

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Wood BBQ octopus w. oloroso sherry, plumped raisins & chorizo on toast

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wild rabbit & black truffle tortellini w. garden peas & lettuce

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It was a truly decadent experience!

Black Bird Bar & Grill
Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

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Plenty Westend

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Plenty - late last year I’ve heard of a wonderful space that has opened in
one of the the large factory spaces along Montague Road,
if anything, I was instantly drawn to the logo!

Divided up into a cafe and food store, their mantra is to “Know your farmer”
which is also the name of their blog - an intriguing series of local food stories
(such a wonderful write up, I highly recommend subscribing to it!)

Bridging us with small scale makers and local artisans,
Plenty celebrates the bountiful harvest of our region and is reshaping the way we see food.

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A lofty warehouse space with exposed timber and natural light
(reminds me of a little of Kitchen by Mike in Sydney!)

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With a coffee nook out the front, a central food station / display cabinet
and an enormous kitchen in the back,
Plenty has plans to establish a complete food hub,
butcher’s bench, drying room,  roof apiary, preserving/pickling pantry and smokehouse

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I love the large series of prints!

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all-day menu that uses farm fresh ingredients and changes weekly to reflect availability and season

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Dedicated to bringing local ingredients right to you -
those of us who are accustomed to seeking out locally grown or boutique products
probably know vendors all over Brissy,
however he work of tracking them down is beyond most shoppers.
Spaces like Plenty with their well curated selection provides
easy access to these independent makers!

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their Org coffee was so good I had to have two!

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Tunisian baked eggs and spicy merguez sausage, peppers and a dollop of tarator

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an exceptionally fluffy omelette with roast corn,
chilli and cheddar

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cute little stools and barrel tables!

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 Plenty
284 Montague Road, West End

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Delicatezza

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( I have cross posted this for one of my clients Nine Owls Tea !)

Delicatezza is a charming deli/cafe nestled in Mitchelton,
a bustling gourmand hub purveying a careful selection of deli products
from around the world.

The cafe menu is designed and prepared by chef and owner Peter Shaw (renown for his basil oil)
whilst the cakes and slices are freshly baked daily; a true commitment to delivering
handmade scrumptious food.

The outside of the cafe is rather inconspicuous
- it doesn’t immediately scream “we serve amazing food here”
But oh they do.

 

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nostalgic, provincial interior

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the majority of their fresh baked goods are gluten free!

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Swiss brown mushrooms w. a drizzle of fragrant truffle oil

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Avocado Char w. brinjal pickle & tomato kasundi on crunchy char ciabatta

 Delicatezza
4/43 Blackwood Street, Mitchelton, QLD 4053

 
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