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Chef Luke Mangan does a new bottomless brunch at Glass Brasserie Sydney

A plate of chicken on a table with hands holding cutlery going to cut into it

Dining at a hatted restaurant needn’t break the bank. And what better way to enjoy a superb, yet affordable five course brunch at a leisurely pace on a lazy Sunday, surrounded by elegant interiors and two hours of bottomless Aperol Spritz or French Rosé. With ‘Easy’ by The Commodores playing in the background, the scene is set for a pretty relaxed, yet memorable weekend graze.  So where is this sweet setting, you ask? It’s Sunday Brunch with Luke at glass, located on level two at Hilton Sydney. Now open on Sundays for lunch, Luke Mangan has curated a stunning five course menu to be enjoyed over two hours at a very reasonable $75 per person. Mangan says his new Sunday offering at glass has been designed to be both fun-filled and relaxed. The innovative Mangan and his talented team have delivered on both fronts.  “To me, in a world where we are all too busy, there’s no better way than putting food in the middle of the table to help us connect with each other and the incredible Australian produce you can experience right here in the heart of Sydney’s CBD,” says Mangan.  First course kicks off with delicious salmon rillettes with pickled cucumber and crumpets. This is followed by a colourful zucchini flower dish bursting with gorgonzola, on top with beetroot hummus with corn and soft herbs.  Third course is the Japanese-inspired crab omelette, okonomiyaki, bonito flakes with nori, Japanese mayonnaise and ginger garnish. The flavours in this dish are phenomenal and if you’re… Read More

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