QT SYDNEY SHAKES UP SYDNEY’S DINING SCENE WITH EUROPEAN-STYLE BRASSERIE, GOWINGS BAR & GRILL

December 19, 2012 on 1:32 pm | In Australia, New South Wales, Sydney | Comments Off



QT Sydney, the most cutting-edge hotel to hit Australia’s largest city in more than a decade, has changed the city’s culinary and cocktail scene with the arrival of its signature European-style brasserie, Gowings Bar & Grill, which opened earlier this fall. Already playing host to such international celebrities as Jennifer Lopez, Ke$ha, Robert Pattinson, Mike Tyson and even world renowned chefs such as Rick Stein, QT Sydney and Gowings Bar & Grill are undoubtedly “on the radar.”

Whole Roasted Quails Filled with Malt, Barley Bread, Sage, Parmesan and Double-Smoked Ham with Pea, Lemon Thyme Quail Sauce
Gowings Bar & Grill features an eclectic menu focused on fresh local ingredients and wood-fired cooking methods from Executive Chef Paul Easson, formerly of Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne, under the direction of Creative Food Director Robert Marchetti (the restaurateur behind some of Sydney’s hottest tables, including North Bondi Italian and Icebergs Dining Room on Bondi Beach)

In keeping with the overall aesthetic of the QT Sydney, Gowings Bar & Grill combines sleek contemporary designs and art installations with a smartly designed menu of brasserie classics updated for the modern Sydney set.

The menu boasts Robert Marchetti and Chef Easson’s imaginative takes on such international staples as shrimp cocktail (Beer-steamed Prawn Cocktail, Cocktail Sauce with Fresh Wasabi and Cognac), rotisserie quail (Whole Roasted Quails Filled with Malt, Barley Bread, Sage, Parmesan and Double-Smoked Ham with Pea, Lemon Thyme Quail Sauce), veal cutlets (Milk-Fed Wiener Schnitzel Holstein with Organic Egg, Ortiz Anchovy, Nut Brown Butter) and cheesecake (Vanilla Goats Cheesecake, Raspberry Granita, Mint Jelly, Crunchy Raspberry Sherbet).

The wine list, under the direction of Gowings Bar & Grill’s resident wine consultant Ian Cook, Managing Director at Five Way Cellars, features a selection of approximately 120 Australian and international wines, from full-bodied South Australian reds to dry rose vintages from the South of France-perfect for pairing with Chef Easson’s varied selection of international brasserie favorites.

For more information about Gowings Bar & Grill and QT Sydney, please visit www.qtsydney.com.au.

ABOUT QT SYDNEY:
Through extensive restoration, the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) are artfully revamped to create Sydney’s new designer hotel, QT Sydney. The eagerly awaited development returns gothic fa├žades and features of the buildings to their former glory, bringing cutting edge art and interior design to the QT experience through LED digital art, bespoke furniture and bold color. Located in the heart of the city, more than a place to lay your head, it is a creative space to dine, drink and live. QT Sydney opened September 2012 and is the only Sydney hotel to be a member of the exclusive Design Hotels group.

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