The Euro has a reputation for serving some of the best Modern European inspired bistro food in Brisbane.
The award-winning restaurant is run by Executive Chef Andrew Gunn and French-trained Head Chef Amélie Rabaud. We were delighted to try a couple of dishes from their Autumn menu.
My dining companion enjoyed his veal Tartare, gojuchan and gomasio, while I tucked into a Brisbane Valley quail with escabeche.
For mains, I ordered the ‘Cotoletta’ – a generous serving of crumbed pork fillet, slaw salad and ponzu sauce. My husband enjoyed the fish of the day, which turned out to be a pan-fried snapper with zucchini and basil puree and broccolini.
If we weren’t full, we would have loved to taste one of the desserts with options like pina colada inspired pavlova and coconut mousse, or dark Sumatran chocolate sorbet and ganache, or lemon myrtle creme brulee.
I’m looking forward to returning to try the seared scallops and cauliflower puree, and the grilled calamari with parsley pesto and jamon crumbed.
Be tempted by menu items like prime cut of beef, koji rice aged, chimichurri, crunchy potatoes and crème fraiche, or Brooklet Springs spatchcocked baby chicken, mum’s honey glaze, miso corn
Handy tip: You might like to look up some of the ingredients beforehand.
There is a good range of dishes for vegetarians, including house-made falafel, smoked yoghurt, broccoli, snow peas and pickled daikon.
The Euro is the type of place where you might like to take your first date or negotiate a power deal.
About Executive Chef Andrew Gunn
Raised in Brisbane, Andrew began his career in cooking at Isis Brasserie under Jason Peppler and in Sydney at Bécasse under Justin North before traveling to France. He worked in Paris for six years in a range of Michelin starred restaurants including ‘Les Ambassadeurs’ at Hotel de Crillon under Christopher Hache, ‘La Grande Cascade’ under Frederic Robert, ‘Le Taillevent’ with Alain Soliveres, and ‘Le Cinq’ at Hotel Georges Cinq with Christian Le Squer. It was during Andrew’s time at Le Cinq that they were awarded their third Michelin star. Andrew has returned to Brisbane and has taken the role of Executive Chef at The Euro and Urbane working with the new Head Chef, his fiancée Amélie Rabaud.
About The Euro
There’s always one in a crowd that stands out, and in the world of European bistros, that one is The Euro. At home in Mary Street in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, The Euro immediately transports diners to a classic eatery in Europe, flanked by deep rich timbers, with aromas from the kitchen perfectly guided through the dining room, providing a tantalizing promise of the flavours to come. The kitchen team bake their bread daily using 100% sourdough cultures and grow their own herbs while the basement is home to the private dining room, featuring stone walls and polished concrete floors with a humidified wine cellar housing one of Brisbane’s best wine collections.