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Brisbane restaurant Bacchus is offering a delicious pre-dining menu for people to enjoy before seeing the city's epic lineup of stage stars this summer.

Fancy a beetroot and macadamia tartare before you head straight to the room where it happened in the Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning Hamilton? Perhaps a smoked burrata and mushroom broth before going supercalifragilistic at Mary Poppins from October 22?
Or a perfect piece of cuttlefish with Queensland garlic and tomato before SIX The Musical from December 30? Plus you can choose from 47 wines by the glass at the Bacchus Bar, before a night at the Concert Hall.
Thankfully, pre-theatre dining is no longer a quick quiche and a sip of sauvignon blanc with Bacchus Restaurant at South Bank unveiling two pre-theatre menus worthy of their own standing ovations.
Under the baton of Chef de Cuisine Isaia Dal Fiume, the menus feature Australian produce, sourced responsibly and seasonally with thoughtful consideration for the native gifts of the land, accompanied by signature flavours, and are both designed to ensure your arrival in time for curtain openings at QPAC, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and even the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall. The two-course menu is $69 per person, and the three course, $89 per person.
Entrée includes a tartare of beetroot and macadamia or cuttlefish with garlic and tomato, followed by a smoked burrata and mushroom broth, risotto with pumpkin and lime or snapper with celeriac and celery or a perfectly prepared petite tender Stanbroke Diamantina Wagyu from Queensland, with parsnip, brussel sprouts and wasabi jus. For dessert, it’s pear with dill and hazelnut or the famous Bacchus Bee dish – otherwise known as chamomile and honey featuring Bee One Third Honey. Chefs’ private cheese collection completes the dining experience, readying guests for their evening out.
Brisbane is set to welcome some of the most famous stage shows in the world with Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s supercalifragilistic new production of MARY POPPINS opening next month, the Kings of Leon performing on November 5, SIX The Musical from December 30, the blockbuster Hamilton from January 27 and of course the mighty Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Ballet celebrating their 2022 and 2023 seasons among a while raft of other stage options; and Bacchus has created the perfect pre-stage dining experience to suit.
One of the country’s leading fine dining restaurants, Bacchus has undergone an interiors revision with the new colour palette featuring deep mahogany, tobacco and teal. The wine list of more than 600 offerings and over 47 wines ‘by the glass’, celebrates the great grape growing regions of the world and the cheese trolley remains one of the best in the country. Bacchus is at home in Rydges South Bank, the premier lifestyle and cultural hotel in Brisbane and one truly embedded in the cultural, dining, sporting and corporate life of the city.

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