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March 30, 2019 Dining No Comments Email Email

We’ll let you in on a Brisbane secret that’s just between you and us at the moment. Art deco style restaurant Salon de Co, in the boutique design-led hotel Ovolo Inchcolm, has unveiled it’s new menu spearheaded by newcomer head chef Andy Ashby and one of Ovolo Hotels’ creative culinary partner, Ian Curley.

The intimate and eclectic 30-seat restaurant hidden within the historic building, embraces the 1930’s-era building’s rich in history. Let’s go all the way back to the roaring 1920’s, revolutionary 30’s and ruckus 40’s, which serves as inspiration to the dining space, with an electric atmosphere reminiscent of the social and artistic zeitgeist from these decades.

Creatives at heart, Andy and Ian have collaborated on a menu that encompasses a playful and modern offering, with a homely twist. Utilising flavours and seasonal ingredients from both Australia and abroad, guests can choose between a la Carte and tasting menu options with signature dishes; Queensland spanner crab with burnt butter and macadamia to maremma tea smoked duck with rosella and beetroot. And for dessert, it’s all about the autumn produce. Think flavours of feijoa, white chocolate and coconut dancing on your palette, making dreams that much sweeter.

“I’m stoked to unveil my new menu at Salon de Co and evolve the restaurant to the next level! We’ve put in a lot of TLC, focusing on some of the freshest produce of the local Queensland area. Ian is an enormous visionary in the culinary space and his knowledge and creative influence is unmissable through our new dishes”, says Andy.

Starting his food career in New Zealand, Andy moved to Australia soon after his first stint in NZ, and established himself in some of Australia’s renowned restaurants including Point in Melbourne, Qualia in Hamilton Island, Thompson Reserve in Brisbane, and more recently, nel. restaurant in Sydney.

British-born chef and hospitality consultant, Ian brings over 25 years experience in the Australian hospitality industry, and own and operates French Saloon in Melbourne. Ian’s role within the Ovolo group sees him overseeing the direction and menu development at both Salon de Co, and Monster Kitchen + Bar in Canberra.

“I’m thrilled to be sharpening my knives alongside talent like Andy. We’re evolving Salon de Co, developing it’s food and beverage personality while showcasing what the state has to offer”, says Ian.

Salon de Co is open for breakfast and dinner, seven days a week.

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