New winter menus we’re drooling over | Gourmand and Gourmet

New winter menus we're drooling over

Overcoming the urge to hibernate this winter is the pull of hearty cooler weather fare from all over town. As the nights get shorter, venues are tempting us out from our ugg boots and into their seats for some seriously delectable eats that satisfy our every shivery, nostalgic pining for cozy comfort food. From slow cooked meats to the ultimate cheese toastie, there’s a few new winter menus around town that have us going back for more. So put on some real shoes (or don’t) and sample our top picks. Lamberts | Kangaroo Point Located at The Point Hotel, Lamberts new menu is all about old-school cooking with a modern twist. Think braised beef cheeks tender enough to elicit a moan or two, seared scallops with crispy pork belly, and rabbit cottage pie. Did we mention cinnamon doughnuts for dessert? Mighty Mighty | Fortitude Valley If your comfort food cravings feature the endless slow cooked meats, buttery carbs and fried chicken of the Deep South, Mighty Mighty is the place to be. New to the smokin’ fresh menu is a spicy Morteon Bay bug and chicken gumbo, fried chicken so crispy they’ll hear the crunch in Texas and a goats cheese mac ‘n’ cheese. The Milk Factory | South Brisbane Dimly lit, antique adorned and pretty much the perfect spot to spend a wintery eve, The Milk Factory’s new menu pairs moreish casual feeds with delectable cocktails. Start things off with the Meltdown, a gooey 3 cheese and buttery mustard leek toastie and finish those comfort food cravings with a banoffee banana split. new winter menus 2 Beccofino | Teneriffe If you don’t already have a big Italian mamma in your life, meet Beccofino, the mother of Italian cuisine on the Brisbane dining scene. Now offering not just pizza and pasta but deep-fried Italian goodness that make you say ‘mamma mia!’ Fried brioche dumplings stuffed with dulce de leche and crumbed and fried fior di latte (that’s cheese, people) are just a few of the rising stars to hit the menu. Pearl Cafe | Woolloongabba A pearl in the foodie oyster that is Woolloongabba, Pearl Café is the breakfast and brunch zenith of the area. Even if they are already well and truly on your radar, you’ll want to stop by anew for new dishes like ginger waffles with rhubarb, mandarin curd and pistachios. With plates like this, brunch becomes so much more than your next Instagram picture. Nantucket | Indooroopilly If you thought Nantucket was too fancy for your dinner tastes, you’ll think again when you lay your eyes on the bacon wrapped meatloaf that just returned to the menu. Pair it with a side of mac ‘n’ cheese and get your sweets in the form of a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich for a really nostalgic Sunday dinner. Deliciousness is coming. Words by Sarah Nguyen and Ranyhyn Akui