Congratulations to the three winners. Chris Denman from Kerbside Bar placed first, Tara Steele from LaRuche came second and Marco Nunes from Canvas was third. Kerbside, LaRuche and Canvas are all newish bars in Brisbane, having popped up in the last 18 months or so. It's great to see a variety of places opening up and literally, raising the bar. I enjoy going to all three establishments but would suggest LaRuche on a Friday night, Kerbside on a Sunday Arvo and Canvas any time in between.
Chris' Aristocrats Punch' is made to share, so don't forget to drink with friends in the spirit that was intended.
Tara's drink is all about escapism- making you feel like you are having a summer picnic in a beautiful field somewhere, not sitting in the stinking heat in Bris Vegas- so try serving in jam jars- with some checked cloth to make sure you getthe whole experience. To accompany, whip up a couple of scones and serve with peach jam to add the finishing touch
Marco's creation involves using a white grapefruit and juniper ice sphere- if you haven't already got one of these in the freezer( I kid!) you can attempt to make your own- or for an perhaps for an easier alternative use a tart tasting sorbet or granita. Obviously the real drink is pretty spesh and takes some serious prep so if you want the real deal, perhaps heading into Canvas and asking if Marco can serve you up his version might be a better option!