New fashion documentary project Uncovering the Brisbane look explores what Brisbane style looks like, but the question is, how does it taste?
Fashion and food combine in a deliciously innovative menu created by former Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements and Hilton Brisbane chef Jeremy Clark.
Available for the month of March at Hilton’s Vintaged Bar + Grill, the Uncovering the Brisbane Taste menu has been designed to sit alongside Queens Plaza’s Uncovering the Brisbane Look documentary which is screening in the centre throughout March and explores the city’s fashion personality.
Speaking at the menu launch on Friday, Clements said she was initially surprised to be approached about a collaboration of ideas between fashion and food, joking her industry and the other don’t often combine.
“Jeremy and I had a conversation about wanting to focus on seasonal produce and fruit, and there is a theme of pink running through the menu,” said Clements.
“I immediately thought of colour as an inspiration. It’s the same when I think about Brisbane.
“There are strong parallels between the art of fashion design, and the art of food. It’s about symmetry and vision being used to create pure delight and Jeremy has interpreted this brilliantly.
“I wanted the menu to be fresh, light, clean and uncomplicated.”
The menu, from which guests can order as many or few courses as they like, includes a starter of salmon sashimi with pink grapefruit, seaweed and ocean trout roe, a main of rib eye of lamb with zucchini flower, green peas, polenta panisse, romessco and red vein sorrel, and dessert of local organic berries, yoghurt sorbet and raspberry juice.
A matched cocktail features Chandon sparkling, Chambord garnished with fresh berries and a twist of lemon.
It’s a menu designed to be light, feminine and very Queensland, said chef Jeremy Clark.
“The menu is a true reflection of Brisbane cuisine, focusing heavily on local produce, using simple but meaningful cooking techniques to ensure the offering is bursting with flavour,” he said.
“Working with Kirstie really opened my eyes to the finer detail of design and the use of certain colours and how they impact on experience and tie in with taste.”
Hilton Brisbane will run an Instagram competition will run from today (March 3) to March 30, using the hashtag #thebrisbanetaste.
The competition will challenge people to snap and upload their personal interpretation of the Brisbane taste, incorporating an element of food.
Each week the best shot will win a high tea experience for two people valued at $110. The overall winner at of the competition will win a Hilton Brisbane Bubbly nights’ accommodation package, featuring an overnight hotel stay and a bottle Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 Champagne.