Argentinian Head Chef Alejandro Cancino is one of the brightest talents in Brisbane, with no less than Mugaritz and Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons on his stellar résumé. His European menu for Urbane Restaurant takes the best of global cuisines and culinary techniques, and adapts them for local palates. The restaurant has a classy yet minimalist decor, which allows the food to do the talking. (Please note that Chef Alejandro has recently left Urbane - Andrew Gunn is the new Head Chef of the restaurant.)
The sensational dishes make the most of well-sourced produce from leading exponents across the country. Homemade tortellini filled with ricotta and walnut is a flawless pasta dish with an exceptional texture. What makes it soar is the memorable porcini sauce dotted with plump mixed mushrooms. Seared Paroo kangaroo is served with a puffed beef tendon, sorrel purée and a heavily reduced preserved lemon jus. The combination of flavours hits the mark.
PSST! If you are looking for something more casual, try either of the adjacent sister venues, The Euro or The Laneway, on your next visit!