Fresh regional produce is the star of Alfred & Constance’s new summer menu with local tiger prawns, lemon, mint, cucumber, radish and passionfruit taking a staring roll.
Patron Chef Jocelyn Hancock, a strong advocate of paddock-to-plate eating, says there’s lots of strong, clean, simple flavours to enjoy.
|Crispy calamari with sweet paprika mayo|
|Slow roasted pork belly with wilted spinach, crushed potato and green olives.|
|Josper grilled duck breast with watermelon, persian feta, mint and toasted cashews|
|The A&C pie|
|House cured salmon|
Try the tiger prawns (top photo) and grass-fed rib on the bone grilled on the Josper Grill, which helps retain moisture and succulence, giving a charred crust and also retaining the lovely soft texture you get from a cut of good quality ingredients. Look out also for the duck breast with watermelon, Persian feta and toasted cashews.
Old A&C faves, including the pork roll, burgers and chorizo Scotch egg, are still on the menu, along with some new grilled meats and fresh summer vegetables and salads. I did notice the Scotch egg chorizo was not as spicy this time and hope that was just a one-off.
|Chorizo-scotched egg - whole and below opened.|
Those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed with desserts like soft-centered meringue with lashings of lemon curd and lots of fresh Queensland passionfruit.
However, when it comes to dessert I can’t go past Jocelyn’s Banoffee pie, which is the best I’ve tasted in Brisbane.
Enjoy it all summer on the deck in the Vanguard Beer Garden.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest at the Alfred & Constance summer menu launch.