New to Fortitude Valley is a venue offering Modern Australian Cuisine with a European Twist, meet your next date night hot spot Delfina’s Bistro. This exquisite bistro is located in Brisbane’s favourite Emporium precinct and boasts heritage. Having been created in memory of the owners’ grandmother, Delfina (or Noona), the Bistro has well achieved showcasing the true meaning of family, culture and love. The new hot spot inevitably caters for all.
Situated in the back of the restaurant is an elegant family room dedicated to Delfina, decorated with multiple frames capturing her true beauty. The quaint atmosphere is generated by mood lighting and complimented by beautiful table settings. The family room is a truly captivating personal touch, which adds a unique flair to the venue.
“Grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts. They mould us with the wisdom of their years, the love in their hearts and their endearing appreciation of life.”
The bar area is stunning with tea lights, flowers and a cute bar with window seats outlining the windows – a very classy environment. If you are looking to treat yourself (moderation, of course) the drinks menu hosts a variety of wines, cocktails, beer, cider and spirits. Signature of course, the “Delfina”; freshly squeezed mandarin and passion fruit juice over a light sparkling wine. Alternatively, there’s the edgy Maple Bacon Bourbon smash – pure Canadian maple syrup, fresh orange and lemon juice, a smashed orange wheel, Angostura Bitters, Rye Whisky on ice served with a piece of bacon! Creativity at it’s finest!
As with any well distinguished venue, you can expect the menu to include less-tampered, more appreciated options. For those health conscious, its good news – whole food options and a great selection of healthy, but more importantly, delicious options.
Entrée’s were impeccable – the Confit Rabbit is melt in your mouth fabulous and the addition of potato foam, brussel sprouts, pancetta and rosemary compliment the dish perfectly. The oysters are deliciously fresh and full of flavor, while the Ricotta Gnocchi with pea puree and parmesan is divine. One could say these entree’s are faultless.
The icing on a sugar-free diner’s cake would be the main options – imagine Slow Roasted Lamb accompanied with barley risotto, roasted vegetables and an aromatic jus. Every single element of this dish is on point or perhaps, “on fleek”? The lamb was cooked to perfection, heaven in every bite. The barley risotto is a great addition and the roasted vegetables are a nourishing and satisfying side.
Ultimately, Delfina’s Bistro is valuable addition to the Emporium and offers a dining experience that should most definitely be on your to-do list.
Meg xx @mabnutrition
Delfina’s Bistro, Address: The Emporium, 50/1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, QLD (Google Map)
Phone: 07 3252 0214
Written work & images provided by the talented healthy baker & eater, Meghan Buchanan
(Brisbane Healthy Eats Contributor)