The Buffalo Club
Has anyone on this board been toThe Buffalo Club? The chef, Ryan Squires, has an amazing resume including stints at The French Laundry and El Bulli. I think if this restaurant were in Sydney or Melbourne it would take a booking made a month in advance to even get a table. Will be going this week so hope to report back good things. There is also a Bar on the floor above which has an amazing fit out and a great cocktail list.
Another new bar in brisbane which is again one of the best around is La Ruche which has a really tasty menu and great drinks list. It does seem brisbane is starting to have quite a range of good quality bars that really do appear to be at the head of the pack in Australia.
I'll post my full review of The Buffalo Club in a few days however I can say that it is perhaps the best experience i have had. Had the deg. menu which is arond 14 courses plus a few extra thrown in not on the menu. With matching wines it comes to around 250 a head so it doesnt come cheap. Left feeling very drunk as I dont think i could keep up with the endless supply of alcohol but also very content. There were a few standout dishes including the foie gras with limoncello, marshmallow and almost like a miso substance coated almonds . Most dishes were extremely creative with perhaps only one or two that i felt could be improved. Def an experience that is a lot of fun with a lot of flavours presented in very different ways, such as hickory ice cream. Reminds me a lot of Bentley in a lot of ways but i think Ryan Squires has taken such cooking to a new level in terms of experimentation. I took the menu home with me too so i can post it in full in the next few days.