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Salt Meats Cheese arrives in Brisbane

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Casual Italian restaurant Salt Meats Cheese has opened its first Brisbane venue, in the Gasworks Plaza shopping and dining precinct.

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Gelato cocktails on the menu at Salt Meats Cheese Gasworks

Salt Meats Cheese Gasworks joins a growing line-up of the family-owned restaurants, which includes Surfers Paradise, five venues in Sydney and the recently launched food truck, Fuel.

The new Brisbane venue seats just over 130 patrons across the outdoor space, indoor restaurant, cocktail bar and pizza bar. Executive chef Andrea Riva (Osteria Riva, Sydney) uses both local produce and imported Italian ingredients across the all-day dining menu.

The Napoli-style pizzas use house-made dough and include tomato and white sauce-based varieties, as well as vegan options and house-made gluten free bases. Other menu items include: yellow fin tuna tartare with lemon soy sauce, thyme, basil & EVOO; gnocci di patate gamberi e pesto (potato gnocchi with basil pesto & prawns); and porchetta (rolled pork belly stuffed with provolone cheese, herbs, garlic & Italian porcini mushrooms served with roast potatoes).

The highlight of the drinks menu is the gelato cocktails, made with gelato from La Macelleria in nearby Teneriffe. The list includes Bellini Diferente (hand-made peach sorbet topped with Prosecco), Kaffirinha (Sagatiba Pura Cachaca, hand-made kaffir lime sorbetto topped with Prosecco) as well as the Espresso Freddo (Skyy Vodka, coffee liqueur, muscovado sugar, cold drip espresso served with a scoop of Bailey’s gelato).

An affordable wine list has been compiled by Salt Meats Cheese co-founder Stefano de Blasi and venue manager Valerio Fabbri and includes a mix of Australian and imported Italian wines.

De Blasi said the venue’s aesthetics, location and menu will appeal to diners and drinkers.

“I love that we’re part of a burgeoning hospitality precinct,” he said. “It’s a great area with a really buzzy vibe so I think our offering will suit the neighbourhood perfectly.

“You can perch at the pizza bar and sip a cocktail as you watch a pizza get spun in front of you, get a group of friends together on a weekend and pick away at pizzas, salumi and cheese boards all afternoon or pop in with the family for an early dinner during the week.”

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