Global Food Adventure Right Here at Chermside
August 10, 2017
It’s been a long, dreary winter. You’ve had the flu twice and your skin is so pasty you could get burnt sitting under fluorescent lights. You need a vacay! Just one problem: bank accounts says no.
OK cash flow, you win this time. But how about a global food adventure at Brisbane’s newest dining precinct instead? We can get dressed up, explore cultures from all around the globe, get out amongst the people of the world, and no nasty credit card holiday hangover. Let’s go!
Greece: Zeus Street Greek
Zeus Street Greek puts these historically significant tasty Greek treasures on a pedestal. Fresh, flavoursome and using top-notch local Australian produce, ancient Greek fare never tasted so good!
P.S. we need to impart some important new information. Are you sitting down? Zeus Street Greek have just released……Haloumi Chips. Be still my beating heart. This high melting point staple of Greek menus has been reimagined and reborn as the world’s favourite accompaniment. A tapioca flour dusting, lightly fried and served with smoky yoghurt and lemon. It truly is a thunderbolt of inspiration from the Foodie Gods.
Spain – Hermosa
Flamenco, bullfights and delicious tapas. Spain is romantic, edgy and exciting and if we can’t go there right now, we’re heading to Hermosa at Westfield Chermside instead. Discover modern tapas that are designed to be shared and paired with an extensive wine list, local and imported beers and naturally, a host of mouth-watering sangria twists. If that isn’t enough, why not try the two-year matured jamon iberico followed by a caramel popcorn espresso martini? Ole!
China – Landmark Yum Cha
Landmark is the Great Wall of Brisbane’s culinary scene. The original Landmark restaurant in Sunnybank sits over 400 people and has queues out the door every weekend. It is quite simply a massive institution and an essential Brisbane experience. Yum Cha (aka Dim Sum) is a Chinese brunch cuisine featuring small plates of usually 3 or 4 food pieces.
Steamed green vegetables, roasted meats, congee porridge and soups are the menu mainstays, but if you haven’t eaten chicken feet, you haven’t lived. Not only are they delicious, but adventurous diners are rewarded with reversals to the effects of aging, clear skin and relief for osteoarthritis!
Venezuela – Fiery Deli
The South American street food of Fiery Deli will ignite your tastebuds and sate your wanderlust with its fresh, & flavoursome approach. They are famed for their ‘taco burgers’, which are known as arepas on the street corners of Venezuela. These gorgeous palate pleasers feature succulent free range pulled meats and avocado lime salsa, and are a necessary experience for those of us in search of the ultimate burger bliss. Get your travel bug cured with exotic options like cassava chips, handmade corn empanadas and caramelised plantains.
France – Le Bon Choix
The intersection of art, science and mouth-watering goodness! French-renaissance-style sweet and savoury delicacies that are almost too beautiful to be eaten. Almost. This boulangerie patisserie creates mouth-watering pieces of art that are perfect as the ultimate coffee break, or as an indulgent dine-in dessert on a special night. The best news ever? Takeaway options abound, so you can bring a slice of France home with you, or ramp up your approval rating among the populous by bringing a box of macarons to the party. Sweet!