Brisbane has partnered with 58 hospitality venues for a two week celebration of dining in the city: whether it’s for weekday power lunches or toasting the town with special set menus by excellent restaurants – including Coppa Spuntino, Walter’s Steakhouse, Patina, Sake and Massimo. The catch? They’re available for a limited time only.
Coppa Spuntino, which reopened in a beautiful Amalfi-inspired space earlier this year, is offering three courses for $80, with swordfish carpaccio, tiger prawn and crab linguine and a Sicilian lemon tart.
Walter’s Steakhouse in the iconic Old Mineral House has designed a three-course menu with spanner crab tian and almond bisque, paired with in-house dry-aged porterhouse and a winter berry cobbler topped with vanilla ice-cream. You can grab this set menu for $120 per person. Meawnhile Patina at Customs House is serving Hervey Bay scallops with vanilla cauliflower and chorizo crumble, smoked yellow-fin tuna, your choice of either barramundi with miso and eggplant puree or eye fillet with king brown mushroom and manchego croquette, and creme brulee – all with a glass of prosecco on arrival for $90 per head.
Go the Japanese route at Sake, with an 8 course menu for $90 a head including nori crisps topped with tuna and kingfish; Hiramasa kingfish with ponzu, lime and jalapeno; popcorn shrimp; steamed prawn siu mai; salt-frilled salmon with wasabi mashed potatoes; a Zabuton Wagyu rump cap; and a chocolate mousse with sesame ice-cream and raspberry jelly.
Italian restaurant Massimo is also doing fresh oysters with either a whole quail or marron spaghetti plus tiramisu for just $60, and Vintaged at The Hilton Brisbane is pouring a glass of wine, sparkling or beer alongside molasses-cured salmon, in-house dry-aged beef steak and a sundae with brownie, almond tuile, whipped cream, vanilla ice-cream and raspberries.
Dine BNE City runs from May 13 to 30. See more information and a full range of participating restaurants.