The iconic restaurant at the Treasury Brisbane adds fresh local seafood and seasonal vegetables to its line-up of Australia’s best cuts of meat
The award-winning Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane has launched a new menu just in time for the warmer weather, bursting with fresh seasonal ingredients, bold flavours and a focus on local and sustainable produce.
Having won Queensland’s best steak restaurant for three years running, Black Hide is renowned for its world-class Australian Wagyu and Angus steak cuts, wonderful service and premium wine selection. And while the signature steaks, service and drinks won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, the menu has had a complete refresh with Executive Chef Thomas Mumford stating it’s “the biggest change we’ve done in a long time”.
Diners can expect to see a shift towards lighter options that are perfect for spring and summer with a number of seafood dishes being added, like a starter of Hiramasa yellowtail kingfish with fermented chilli, sesame and crème fraîche and a new dish of plump and juicy scallops with orange and saffron butter and toasted pistachios. A spanner crab and sweetcorn tortellini with a delicious shellfish bisque is sure to become a firm favourite with locals, too.
Seasonal vegetables will also be showcased in Black Hide’s new menu, like a beautiful heirloom tomato salad with fennel, labneh and oregano; smoked carrots with tarator, pomegranate and almond; and spiced eggplant with garlic yogurt and coriander.
There’s also a new indulgent yet affordable degustation lunch menu available mid-week at Black Hide. The lunch kicks off with a tomato carpaccio with labneh, olive crumb and oregano, before moving on to mains, which is a choice from a Wagyu MB 5+ rump cap, Gambaro’s daily fish or free-range pork belly served with baby gem salad and chimichurri. The meal then finishes up with sorbet with grilled stone fruit and cantucci. And at $79 per person, diners could afford to enjoy the degustation menu on more than one occasion.
The highest-quality, perfectly executed steak will still be the number one priority at Black Hide, with Mumford assuring existing Black Hide fans that he wants diners to leave the restaurant having had the best steak they’ve ever had. Guests can opt for one of Black Hide’s wide selection of steaks – there are 15 cuts on the menu ranging from a marble score of 3+ to 9+ (the highest you can find in Australia) – which will be served alongside wagyu fat-roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary and a choice between a red wine jus, peppercorn, béarnaise or mushroom sauce.
Loyal customers of Black Hide will be pleased to know that a few iconic dishes will be staying on the menu, such as the incredibly more-ish beef short ribs and pillowy Italian meatballs.
With over 15 years of experience honing his skills in fine dining establishments, today Mumford is passionate about respecting his ingredients, making everything from scratch and loves the access he has to great seasonal Queensland produce. “We’ve been working with Stanbroke Beef for over eight years now to source quality cuts of beef, and we do all our meat and fish butchery in-house every day. We’ve also begun pickling, ferment and curing, which you’ll see a lot more of on the menu, and I’m excited to continue experimenting with the amazing produce that the local region has to offer.”
Asked what he takes inspiration from, Mumford says, “I find inspiration all around, from the foods I like to eat, to what vegetables and fruits are in season. Our restaurant manager is vegan, so on the new menu I’ve tried to create dishes that can be easily made vegan including a new dessert – a coconut parfait with pineapple salsa and Vietnamese mint granita that goes perfectly with a crisp white wine”.
Beyond experimenting more with seafood and plant-based dishes, Mumford has also set his sights on using his expert culinary techniques in beverages too. A range of innovative new cocktails accompanies the new dishes on the Black Hide menu, with Mumford working alongside the restaurant’s bartending team to add a unique chef twist.
Located at the Treasury Brisbane and overlooking the Brisbane River, Black Hide by Gambaro is the perfect destination for a date night, or a place to celebrate one of life’s many special occasions with friends and family, as many dishes are designed to share. And with this new and exciting menu, diners will be sure to keep coming back.
“I can’t wait to welcome diners to Black Hide, for them to try the new menu and, of course, to have a memorable experience. There’s a lot of new dishes on the menu and things we haven’t done before. It’s a really exciting time.”
For more information go to: https://www.treasurybrisbane.com.au/casino-restaurants/black-hide
Black Hide by Gambaro
Treasury Brisbane, Top of Queen Street Mall, Level 1 Treasury Casino Building Brisbane QLD 4000