Petit degustations at Bacchus | Gourmand and Gourmet

Petit degustations at Bacchus

It’s no secret that Bacchus’s degustations are one of our favourite ways to indulge in Brisbane – who could say no to digging into a dozen courses of fine nosh? But while we wish we could tuck into a 7 course dinner every day, our waistline and bank balance say otherwise, which is why we’re a little excited about the new petit degustations at the South Bank restaurant. The petit version of Bacchus’s usually epic (in both the jaw-dropping and appetite sating kind of ways) degustations allows you to feast on their irresistible cuisine more often, with four course of exquisite fare for $79. brisbane degustation article The menu starts off with a traditional ravioli dish with bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, roasted eggplant and black olives before moving onto a salad of king prawns, Moreton Bay bug, kimchi and avocado puree. Then your inner carnivore with be satisfied with beef tenderloin and mushroom gnocchi with a red wine sauce before the meal ends with a tangy pineapple upside cake with coconut sorbet. As the degustation is designed to be enjoyed by the whole table, food envy is not an option, though there might be some eyeing off of other’s plates if they haven’t quite scoffed down their ravioli quick enough. You can even get each course paired with Bacchus’s superb wines, with a matched menu available for $129. Whether you’re a Bacchus devotee looking for an excuse to wine and dine at the restaurant more often or a newbie wanting to cross their fine food off your list, the petit degustation is your opportunity to do both. The midweek feast is available for dinner Tuesday to Thursday and includes free valet parking at the hotel. You’ll find Bacchus on the Podium Level of Rydges South Bank, on the corner of Grey and Glenelg Street in South Bank. Words by Ranyhyn Akui