Autumn. Cool nights and clear days spent crunching through glorious, burnt orange, fallen leaves. Pumpkin spiced lattes. Seasons.
Oh wait. We live in Brisbane.
AUTUMN! Kind of summer, kind of almost winter – mostly just an awkward time for us all in our humid little city. We hit peak seasonal confusion and suddenly have lost the ability to dress (shorts? Jacket? Both??) or feed ourselves (ceviche or hotpot?!).
Luckily, the team behind Brisbane’s riverfront icon – Pony Dining – has sensed our discomfort and are racing in to save the day with their new autumnal menu.
With a focus on sustainability and reducing food wastage (so hot right now), the new menu highlights Chef Michael’s passion for creativity and honest, flavour driven food.
Start your feast with plates of barramundi collar, or get gamey with kangaroo loin, blackberry and liquorice. Keep it fresh with market raw fish, seaweed, radish and unagi or pig out on pork jowl.
Hunger at stake? Order a medium rare wagyu flank with beer pickled onion, shiitake and bordelaise or for lamb that can’t be bleat, savour rump with roasted and pickled Jerusalem artichoke, hazelnut and smoked yogurt.
Get buck-wild with sides including garden baby peas with fermented pancetta, and seriously decadent with truffle potato puree, just don’t forget to finish off your experience with a Popcorntini cocktail (hello popcorn syrup and salted caramel!) or a wine from Pony’s extensive list – we’re not horsing around, and neither should you!
Still thirsty? Feeling brave? Order The Native off the new cocktail menu: a local twist on the classic Negroni – complete with green ant gin. Not a typo, pack your bug spray.
Words by Emma Callaghan – wild horses couldn’t drag this gourmet away!
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