Lunchtime banquets at Libertine | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Lunchtime banquets at Libertine

Move over Bey and Jay, we have just found our new favourite duo. No, it’s not KimYe, it’s the French-Vietnamese fusion fare that’s coming out of Libertine. At first thought, you might think French and Vietnamese go together as well as Kim and her first husband, but after the first (and second, third and fourth) bite, you’ll realise you couldn’t be more wrong. ‘Imma let you finish’ reading so you can head straight in for a feed, but first let us tell you more! Calling The Barracks on Petrie Terrace home, the venue’s heritage listed dining room adorned with decadent chandeliers, gold leaf finished wallpapers and luxurious furniture will make you want to stay and dine forever. A menu of Vietnamese flavours created with classical French cooking techniques offers up meals like free range pork belly with carrot puree and spiced honey glaze, and slow roasted duck with corange confiture and brioche crumbs. One mouthful and you’ll be wondering why Vietnamese and French food haven’t always gone hand in hand. Their desserts will have you crazy in love with our favourite sweet treat, the apple and cinnamon spiced spring rolls with carrot cake crumble, vanilla ice cream and mandarin syrup. Not just to be enjoyed for dinner, Libertine has a five course shared banquet for $35pp available lunchtime Friday – Sunday, with two hours free parking at The Barracks. Five courses of fusion fare for less than the cost of parking in the city? We don’t blame you if we find you here three days in a row! Words by Sheldon Hikaiti