Brisbane Airport BNE Issue 5 - page 28

wining & dining
Taste a little grape therapy
Darren Davis traces his wine DNA back to ancestors in the 1860s so there’s not much he
doesn’t know about a good drop and he shares his passion and knowledge at new venture
Grape Therapy. Little surprise, too, that there’s scant attention to food (although Ciccio’s Pasta
Bar upstairs delivers) and the focus is all on wines available for the tasting, from vintage gems
to noteworthy newcomers available by the glass or bottle. DJs move in late Friday afternoons
with a jazz and soul-spiced playlist. Open from 7.30am (serving coffee) to 7pm Monday to
Wednesday and until late Thursday and Friday. Basement of 471 Adelaide Street (corner
Macrossan Street), city. Call 3162 4747 or see
Gresham glory lives on
The Gresham doesn’t call itself a whiskey bar but it does have a list more impressive than most
with more than 150 options to choose from, and that’s not including the ‘Flights’ of taster shots
ranging in price from $30 (three samplers). Inside, raise your glasses to the picture of Ed Drury in
the front bar for he’s the one responsible for commissioning the building’s construction for the
Queensland National Bank. Still magnificent in its Palladian style, stone walls and glossy cedar
the bar takes its name from the Gresham Hotel that once stood behind the bank. Today the
doors open at 7am until 2pmMonday to Friday to serve quick perks of Toby’s Estate coffee and
snacks of toast, muffins and pastries, then from 4pm until 3am its wind-down central. At 308
Queen Street, city. See
Sund yafternoons
Saké, Eagle Street Pier
On the city side of the river Saké celebrates spring
with champagne and sashimi on the deck every
Sunday from 12 noon. A chef’s selection of sashimi
is accompanied by a bottle of Australian sparkling
wine or a choice of French champagnes, including
Veuve Clicquot Rose NV. Prices from $52 to $100
per person. Call 3015 0557 or for information see
Riverlife, Kangaroo Point
Riverlife is best known for hosting adventure
sports on the river’s edge but now it is also a
chill-out zone on the last Sunday of every month
with the launch of Sunday Sesh. DJs and live
performers entertain in the open air and $10
buys a drink and pulled beef roll. Rock up from
1pm to 7pm. Located on the riverfront below the
Kangaroo Point Cliffs at the heritage-listed Naval
Stores. See
StokehouseQ, South Bank
Pull up a stool at Stoke Bar with a view of Brisbane
River and settle in for Stoked on Sundays, when DJs
add to the chilled out vibe and tasting plates provide
a casual alternative to the StokehouseQ restaurant
menu. Share plates such as truffle and talaggio
arancini, or ricotta, peas, broad bean and mint
bruschetta raise the bar (food)! Every Sunday from
2pm until late. Sidon Street, South Bank. Call 3020
0600 or see
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