Well Joy readers, this was a tough one but the Joy girls decided we could take one for the team and spend a day researching some new fabulous places for you all to go.
This restaurant Fifth Element, that we decided on at the end of the day was on Little Stanley street just across from Southbank at South Brisbane. I have been here a few times in the past and have always been very happy with the food, the location and the atmosphere.
This is a great restaurant if you just want to sit with some great friends and enjoy some tapas (lots of little plates of delicious little bites to eat). It was a rainy night so a bit chilly and we were wet from being outside and they were fabulous at accomodating our wet, cold bodies. They pulled over a heater and we were dried out and warmed up in no time and ready for some delicious food.
We decided on the Chef’s selection of tapas that was only $20 per person and this also made the choosing a lot easier, choices were already made Yahoo!!. So we had Spicy lamb and pork meatballs, braised tomato sauce with corainder and mint, grilled chicken skewers peanut satay and pineapple caramel (which were gluten free), Hervey Bay scallops in the half shell with miso butter and young ginger (my FAVOURITE)and Zucchini parmesan arancini balls with safron aioli. We threw in a bowl of spiced bar nuts and followed it up with a cheese platter with three beautiful cheeses with crackers, fruit, fig paste and they were more than happy to pop some gluten free bread on there for us as well.
So top this all of with a couple of glasses of beautiful wine and time with amazing friends then you have a recipefor the perfect evening.
The Joy Girls xx