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German, hippy and traditional, Gowings Bar & Grill at QT Sydney has a new chef

Michael Box chef

The German, hippy and traditional elements aren’t in Michael Box’s genetic make-up, as much as they are in his new menu for Gowings Bar & Grill at QT Sydney. He’s the new chef there and giving things a healthy turnover with the new menu, due to be unveiled later in 2019. QT Hotels’ new executive chef Michael Box is welcomed to Sydney’s dining institution Gowings Bar & Grill because apparently he matches the high-energy service and dedication to local produce they’ve made themselves known for. Hes already been a around a bit since 2015 when he was executive sous chef in 2015 before joining QT Canberra’s award-winning Capitol Bar & Grill as executive chef. It was in this role he developed an unrivalled pedigree in championing a food first philosophy driven by local produce. Incremental changes to the lunch and dinner menu are already underway. He’s going to be reintroducing guest favourites including the “I Only Have A Minute” Steak and QT Canberra’s award-winning QT Rib Eye. In addition, returning to the in-room dining menu after popular demand is the infamous Not So Club, winner of the Gourmet Traveller Hotel Guide Awards Best Club Sandwich in 2016. Meanwhile, updates to the Gowings Bar & Grill breakfast menu cater to the needs of the CBD power breakfast crowd as well as guests looking for a lazy morning brunch. Going well beyond typical hotel buffet fare, the à la carte menu includes Buckwheat Strawberry Pancakes with lemon ricotta, the nutritious Brain-Food Bowl of turmeric rice, za’atar avocado… Read More

QT Perth is doing something a little less conventional with its opening

QT Perth lobby 2

QT Perth is open, only a stone’s throw from the winding Swan River in Western Australia. It’s a new 18-storey hotel with 184 guest rooms, a signature bar and grill restaurant concept called Santini, a rooftop bar, café and seven conference rooms. The QT is synonymous with stylish travel, functional design and contemporary establishment, so it’s no surprise that the new hotel is perfect for modern explorers. The first hotel for the chain on the west coast, it merge industrial glamour with a contemporary, urban-cool aesthetic. Complete with all the tongue-in-cheek charm guests have come to expect from QT will be in full flight with bold-yet-welcoming guest rooms and cutting-edge bar and dining offerings. It’s food stop, Santini Grill has adopted Robert Marchetti as its creative director and executive chef Nic Wood. Together, the pair will bring a Mediterranean flare to the city using the very best in local produce. Located right on the doorstep of the Murray Street Mall with less than a minute walk to Perth’s shopping hub, QT Perth will become the modern explorer’s gateway to the Perth CBD. Celebrating individuality, QT Perth will encourage guests to feel liberated in a world less conventional. Check out QT Perth at their website.