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Leading designers reveal
their ‘IT’ look for this season
Decorate with a host of new
season accessories
Carla Zampatti reflects
on life in design
for inspiration this
Autumn Winter
TOTOI is your source of fashion and lifestyle news,
trends and a conversation between those in the know.
to Autumn Winter 2015
at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.
To celebrate the new season, Indooroopilly Shopping
Centre presents insight and inspiration from trend
forecasters and Australian and international fashion
designers including Carla Zampatti, Camilla, Manning
Cartell, Zimmermann, Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and more.
Autumn Winter is a season of understated luxury,
with relaxed pant suits and oversized separates
that mix androgynous pieces with softer layers.
Streamlined looks with sleek, clean lines and
structure combine for a look of real sophistication,
best accessorised with a touch of fine jewellery.
Find inspiration to update interiors with a fresh
modern look, stay on trend with a style guide to the
Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival and enjoy
a range of foods perfect for the cooler weather
across Station Road Dining and Gourmet Fresh.
We also welcome Queensland’s first H&M store,
known around the globe for great fashion and quality
in women’s, men’s, and kidswear at the best price.
Laura ChurchilL
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Stylist
Laura Churchill, of The Style Report,
is a highly regarded Brisbane fashion
journalist and style advisor, having
developed a reputation across editorial
and event styling, visual merchandising
and personal shopping.
Natascha Mirosch
Interior Designer
Editor, Brisbane Times
Good Food Guide
Interior Designer and stylist Nina Dee
brings a unique and individual perspective
to the interiors world. Much of Nina’s
approach to design can be attributed to
her wide range of experiences from home
styling to fashion which have shaped her
take on design as a whole.
Natascha Mirosch has been writing
about food in Australia and the UK
for more than 15 years. In addition to a
weekly food news column and restaurant
reviews for Fairfax Media’s Good Food
website, Natascha is Editor of the annual
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide.
feather in-vest-ment coat $929
ebony crepe london fashion flare $439
MIMCO matrix boot $349
Autumn’s dramatic silhouettes
are just the start of a season
that’s sharp, edgy and modern.
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carla zampatti silver ombre sequin monaco
crop top $399, silver stripe monaco maxi skirt $649
GEORG JENSEN silver necklace $4,750
NINE WEST tornaydo heel $139.95
hugo boss
hantena dress $699, melia-n bag $599
mimco hybridica drop earring $129
Meet Valerija Erokhina
Manning CarteLl fabric mache jacket $749, skirt $479
She has modelled for some of the
biggest names in Australian and
international fashion and graced the
cover of Australian Vogue. Here the
Russian-born beauty shares her biggest
career moments, off-duty tips and
beauty tricks. Meet Valerija Erokhina.
Growing up in Russia, did you always aspire
to be a model or was it something that came
about for you when you were discovered?
Growing up, being a model never crossed
my mind. I wanted to learn languages
and be an interpreter. I had definitely
heard about the big supermodels of
the 90s but I don’t think I understood
that it was a real profession. You’ve worked with the likes of Australian
designers Camilla & Marc, Alex Perry
and Lover and also graced the front
cover of Vogue… what is your favourite
moment in your career so far?
The most special moment would have
to be the Vogue cover. It was such
an honour and a big surprise too.
Shooting for Italian Vogue in New York
was a massive highlight as well. What is it about a career in
fashion that you love?
I love the feeling you get when you go
to a big casting and don’t think you have
a chance but end up getting the job. I
love how you never know what’s around
the corner and I really enjoy getting my
makeup done. I find it totally relaxing. Has anything caught your eye for the
upcoming season… what is on your
Autumn Winter shopping list?
The leather Scanlan Theodore dress
we shot for Indooroopilly Shopping
Centre. I didn’t want to take it off! I
just bought a long, silky trench coat
from Sportscraft too. I had been
looking for one for a very long time. Describe your style off-duty?
Very comfortable and casual. I spend
a lot of time in my exercise gear
on my days off. No makeup!
When you travel, what are the must-have
beauty essentials you can’t live without?
A good cleanser and face scrub for
dealing with oily skin. I am currently
using SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle
Cleanser. I also buy sample sachets of
coconut oil from my local health food
shop and use it as body moisturiser. You work in such a fast paced industry,
how do you relax in your own time?
I read a lot and try to meditate if I’m
feeling super overwhelmed. I love
baking and exercise in the morning.
“I love how you never know what's
around the corner”
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50 years of fashion with
Carla Zampatti leads Australian fashion with determination and grace.
This year she celebrates her 50th anniversary in the fashion industry.
Congratulations on 50 years of fashion,
a wonderful achievement. How has your
signature style evolved over the years?
What is the best thing about being
a fashion designer in 2015?
It has been wonderful to look through
my archive of images over the past
year as we have been editing for a
book that will be published later in
the year. What is interesting is that
the style of my designs have not
altered that much but it is the style
of photography and accessories
that has changed dramatically.
Dressing women of all ages for their
busy lives. Whether it be work, a
lunch, a cocktail party, a red carpet
occasion or even that special day,
her wedding. Also I love that I work
in an industry that allows me to
create beautiful collections every six
months for women that gives them
confidence to achieve their dreams.
What are some of the major changes
you have seen in the industry?
What is the Carla Zampatti ‘IT’
look for Autumn Winter?
Competition has been a major
change in the industry. We used to
only compete with other Australian
designers. Today we compete not only
with new retailers but also the online
international business. It is great, as
it ensures that brands are focused on
their business, designs and customers.
Boot leg flare trousers with a voluminous
sheer blouse and a large hat.
What have been some of your
personal highlights?
The Ford Laser vehicle I redesigned
was a game changer in the automobile
industry. Though recently Princess Mary
of Denmark chose to wear again, one of
my gowns that I made for The Australian
Women’s Weekly shoot in 2013 for
the Royal Palace 2015 official photo. The word ‘classic’ is often used to describe
a Carla Zampatti design. What do
you think defines a classic look?
With my designs it is about
a certain style - style never
dates - I prefer it to classic.
Nature, art, astrology and Mexico City... renowned
Australian designers reveal their inspiration behind
stunning Autumn Winter collections.
Sisters Gabrielle, Cheryl and Vanessa
Manning have the kind of design
clout that can make even the most
classic of vintage inspirations
look thoroughly modern.
More than just updating the ubiquitous
mule, purveyor of party dresses,
Nicky Zimmermann has produced a
shining collection that picks up on the
influence of tarot cards, birth stones
and mystery in a stunning array of
lace, leather and jacquard pieces.
Inspired limitlessly by nature, art,
music and history, the Manning Cartell
Autumn Winter ‘Games of Scale’
collection touches on themes from
the 1920s and 30s, referenced in retro
florals and graphic contrast prints.
“I wanted to create a collection that was
airy, light and had plenty of movement.
It was from this starting point that I was
led to the astrological inspiration, and
all of the rich imagery and references
that evokes,” said Zimmermann.
Clever cuts incorporate futuristic
fabrics that bring inspiration
from almost a century ago into
an era where sportswear crosses
fashion - an intersection that’s a
path increasingly well travelled.
Sun and moon elements,
geometric constellation prints
and lashings of gold are the
inspiration behind Zimmermann’s
Autumn Winter collection.
“We have a curious obsession
with the past and the present and
we are constantly researching for
new and innovative fabrics and
technology; that’s what we see as
truly modern,” says Gabrielle.
A contrast of feminine and masculine
influences shrouded in delicate lace
and metallic threads, sees sleek pant
suits paired with airy lace pieces in
tones of teal, peach and wisteria blue.
“The performance wear
components add the street
element, structure and form.”
Perforated mesh and bonded jersey
lend a sporty edge to feminine cutaway tops and midi-length pencil
skirts, while extra texture can be
found in boucle jackets, wool felt
coats and stretch leather pieces.
“We have always been drawn to
fabrics, print and colour and this is
still the formula for us,” says Gabrielle.
The designers’ firm belief in
producing in Australia, despite its
ethical value, enables Manning Cartell
to offer a made-to-order range which
can be created specifically for a
customer within four to six weeks.
The bespoke service is now available
at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.
Manning Cartell Level 2
Inspired by Mother Nature, organic
elements pepper the Autumn
Winter Jigsaw collection.
Hand-painted exclusively for Jigsaw,
the tulip print is the must-have pattern
for the season. It adds a pop of
individuality without being overtly girly.
Designed for the woman who
appreciates the femininity of the flower,
the collection features rich colours such
as burgundy, navy, teal and garnet.
JIGSAW Level 2
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Incorporating a heavy mixture
of ancient Mayan and Aztec
culture as well as Mexico’s sights,
smells and hues, Autumn Winter
at Camilla sees gods, warriors,
fiestas and folklore reinterpreted
in cultural and spiritual motifs
across the richly coloured and
highly embellished silks that have
become her design signature.
On a sunny afternoon in Mexico,
designer Camilla Franks fulfilled
a lifelong dream: visiting
the house that belonged to
bohemian artist Frida Kahlo, one
of her greatest inspirations.
Kahlo lived outside Mexico City
in La Casa Azul. Following her
death in 1954, it has become a
shrine to the memory of a woman
whose dramatic, dream-like
symbolism continues to inspire
likeminded creatives to this day.
“Visiting La Casa Azul was
a revelation,” says Franks,
whose love of travel and
culture has inspired more than
for winter
AT Mimco
These Autumn Winter
accessories range from the
understated to the brave.
Layers of metallic jewellery pop
against winter’s neutral pieces.
Stacked bangles, a collection of
midi rings or layered necklaces add
drama to basics, and pair perfectly
with shades of camel, khaki and
black. Mimco’s metallic, enamel
and leather-inlay bangles work
beautifully with an oversized watch
and the season’s tribal-inspired
pieces add punch to a day look
that’s both fierce and refined.
Invest in a wide, soft scarf in a
wardrobe-lifting print and get
creative – use as a headscarf, tie from
your tote bag, or drape nonchalantly
around the shoulders to best effect.
Add a small cross body bag
and a wide brim felt hat to
elevate your winter accessory
collection to expert level.
MIMCo Level 2
a decade of designs for her
inimitable namesake label.
“You can feel all of Frida’s
love, loss and life experiences
within those walls, so this
was a truly exceptional and
memorable trip for me – one
I will carry with me forever.”
Echoes of Kahlo’s work as well
as the vibrancy of the Mexican
culture are etched into Camilla’s
Autumn Winter 2015 collection,
The Road to the Blue House.
“The Road to the Blue House
reflects the ancient Mexican
cultures, mythical creatures,
fiestas and their incredible
history of folklore,” says Camilla.
While many of the pieces feel
almost weightless, the artisanal
touches of heavy beading and
embroidery handcrafted in India
in others create embellished
works that are destined to
become wardrobe heirlooms
for Camilla devotees.
CamillA Level 2
Stylist Laura Churchill breaks down the
trends and brings you face-to-face with
the pieces you need to own right now.
woven cape dress $179.95,
poncho $99.95
journey tote $695
saba necklace $59
tony bianco
kendric booties $189.95
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A nod to
masculinity sees
wide-leg trousers
and cropped
culottes brought
to the fore, while
a leather accessory
and felt hat
complete the look. SEED
SEED funnel neck
collection fitted crepe
peplum tank $129.95,
collection crepe knit
midi skirt $99.95,
oversized army
anorak $149.95
sleeveless top $99.95
WITCHERY wide-leg
slouch pants $149.95,
ada heels, $199.95
bangles $99.95 each,
lucinda backpack $299
Something taos hat $59.95
ada heels $199.95
knit $149.95,
knotted rib skirt $129.95
Tony Bianco
boots $199.95
Well heeled,
well travelled
Take your inspiration
with you in a mid-sized
bowling bag and be ready
when creativity strikes.
Accessories are kept minimal to
provide a backdrop to sleek pieces
while textured combinations and a
rich palette create timeless style.
La femme
Softer edge
Delicate jewellery and the perfect
heel are hallmarks of timeless style.
Black leather gets better
with each moment. An
investment piece for
seasons to come.
A beautiful accessory and a soft
fragrance - Balenciaga’s violet floral
scent is a feminine addition.
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Guilt by association
Brogues are this season’s musthave shoe. Pair statement gold
with prints for maximum impact.
1 max&co. abitante bag $295
bailey nelson frames $95
kikki.k travel notebook $24.95
a5 leather compendium $175,
a5 notebook $49.95
bentley’s camera house
olympus camera $799
2 sambag ilona jacket $420
hugo boss boots $1,599
myer sohum candle $29.95
sohum diffuser $39.95
daisy’s florist florals
3 country road plate $39.95,
vases $29.95, $39.95
witchery bangles $29.95
dymocks Mademoiselle:
Coco Chanel and the Pulse
of History book $39.95
mott & mulberry
short stories ornament $24.95
tony bianco
leola heels $159.95
Pair shades of plum with black and
metallics for a luxe, rich palette.
4 max&co. abete bag $395
muse love note napkins
$79.95 per set of four
myer Balenciaga fragrance $150
daisy’s florist stems
5 country road
cushion large $49.95
muse jasmin cushion
in gold palm print
sambag billie shoes $240
mimco ethernet scarf $69.95
6 veronika maine top $159
calvin klein underwear
bralette $79.95
country road cuff $99.95
myer YSL black opium fragrance
daisy’s florist
terrarium and stems
dymocks Sepia: the Cuisine
of Martin Benn book $75
7 mimco metro huntress scarf $149,
urbaness bangle stack $99.95,
sportivo watch $249
tony bianco perry boots $199.95
adorne clutch $69.95
country road
boxes $79.95 each
saba lou leather wrap cuff $79
inglot brushes $37, $49
witchery necklace $49.95
Ethnic inspiration
Earthy timber and leather are accented
with metallics and embroidery for a
richly textured combination.
Treasury Casino & Hotel
Ladies’ Oaks Day
The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival
is a winter fashion and social calendar
highlight, with four major race days offering
the chance to fuse fashion with the enjoyment
and long-standing traditions of horseracing.
UBET Cup Carnivàle Day
Dress code: Colour and Innovation
Signature Floral: Salmon Coloured
Rose, in honour of Black Caviar
Date: Saturday 9 May
The first race day of the Channel Seven Brisbane
Racing Carnival creates a fun and social atmosphere,
calling for bright and bold colour and a sense of
excitement and occasion. Ladies are encouraged
to opt for creative choices in rich winter jewel
tones of sapphire blue, magenta and emerald and
bright, block colours in imaginative combinations.
Men should feature a pop of colour in their
attire, which must incorporate the winter
racing dress standards of a suit or trousers and
jacket, collared shirt, tie and dress shoes.
James Boag’s Premium
Doomben 10,000 Day
Dress Code: A Touch of Metallic
Signature Floral: Yellow Rose
Date: Saturday 23 May
The James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000
is one of Australia’s best weight-for-age races
and a stellar day of racing in Queensland. Bring
an extra element of glamour to the occasion
by incorporating structured fashion with a
hint of silver, gold, bronze or rose gold sheen,
which pair perfectly with pale neutrals. Crystal
or metallic accessories complete the look.
UBET Cup Carnivàle Day
James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day
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Men can incorporate a touch of metallic with a standout
tiepin, cuff links and either a steel blue or grey suit.
AAMI Stradbroke Day
Treasury Casino & Hotel
Ladies’ Oaks Day
Dress Code: Feminine Racewear
Signature Floral: White Rose
Date: Saturday 30 May
Florals and lace typify the ladylike glamour
and grace of Ladies’ Oaks Day. The beautifully
feminine dress code features a soft colour
palette, with ladies opting for muted floral prints,
lace detail or feathers to accent their look.
For men, soft tones and hints of individuality
also hit the mark, whether it’s a pastel, check
or f loral shirt, pale chino with a contrast sports
jacket or a dapper bow or skinny tie.
AAMI Stradbroke Day
Dress Code: Black and White with a Touch of Red
Signature Floral: Red Rose
Date: Saturday 6 June
The classic race day black and white is a timeless
combination steeped in tradition, while a touch of
red adds a regal sophistication to this most
prestigious day of the Channel Seven Brisbane
Racing Carnival. Ladies should showcase
monochromatic ensembles accented with bright
red accessories, headwear and a red lip. Sleek
and polished styling is paramount for Fashions
on the Field, which offers the largest prize
pool of any of the Carnival race day events.
For men, options include a red tie or
single red rose pinned to the lapel.
1 Myer Aurelio Costarella
belle blouse $550, split skirt $295
David Jones Lack of Colour hat $124.95
Georg Jensen magic sautoir necklace $2,770
Tony Bianco leola heels $159.95
2 Manning Cartell dot matrix dress $549
Mimco gattaca hardcase $279
Jo Mercer reno pumps $149.95
Georg Jensen alliance bangle $725
3 MYER Alex Perry paquita french lace bow neck
dress $1,450, Dents gloves $59.95, Guess heels $139
4 Carla Zampatti ebony & ivory stripe circle
dress $799, ebony & ivory keyboard stripe jacket $829
Oroton metier large zip clutch $275
MYER Miss Shop heels $69.95
The three-piece
“It’s making a comeback with men
favouring a smarter approach to
dressing,” says Stylist, Laura Churchill.
Modernism underscores
the tone of Hugo Boss’
Autumn Winter collection
inspired by Scandinavian
design, its art and the
confidence of its people.
As Hugo Boss sees it, the
modern man’s wardrobe is well
serviced by soft twill flannels,
tweed and lamb’s wool, velvet
and corduroy, reimagined in
softly constructed jackets
with comfort and elegance
at play. Hugo Boss Australia
Managing Director, Matthew
Keighran explains.
Alive with jewel tones of
burgundy, teal, emerald
green and orange,
contemporary textures and
vibrant colour blocking, this
is a season of charm and
characteristic Ted wit.
“Autumn Winter at Ted
Baker is a strikingly stylish
showcase collection,” says
Chief Executive, Ray Kelvin.
“The Ted man must invest
in a piece of teal or emerald
knitwear, autumnal check print
trousers and a statement blazer
in paisley or classic tweed.
“Ted’s geo prints, dogtooth
and paisleys stand out across
this collection – available on
everything from pocket squares
and ties to jersey and brogues.”
Those seeking a touch of
luxury will find it in the
three-piece suits finished
with contrast pocket square
and tie combinations.
“This season, finishes
are glossy, clean and
polished,” says Kelvin.
“Italian fabrications, mother
of pearl buttons and
1920s-style cocktail bar linings
bring a touch of opulent
luxury to the season.”
What does Autumn Winter
look like at Hugo Boss?
The focus is still on the
modern man – razor sharp
tailoring with beautiful details.
There is still a strong nod
to leather but suede is also
having a comeback and we
are still seeing light knits in
both sweater and cardigan
styles. Simple, classic styles
with highlights in accessories,
ties and pocket squares.
What’s your take on
suiting this season?
There is a strong focus on
three-piece suiting this season,
in many shades of grey and
the ongoing highlights of
navy which has been a strong
colour for the last few seasons.
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Born in the 1700s, the
three-piece, consisting of
a jacket, trousers and
waistcoat, fell away after
the fabric shortages following
the Second World War but
style-wise, is currently enjoying
somewhat of a resurgence.
Is the double-breasted
suit still a favourite?
Double-breasted is still a
feature but we are continuing
to see strength in the modern
classics such as the two
button suits in a beautiful
Prince of Wales check. Men
are also starting to mix up
the suits and wear more
separates such as a strong
trouser and blazer option that
can show versatility from the
workplace to the weekend.
Do you have any advice for the
Brisbane man this season?
Bold and paisley patterns
are the general rules to liven
things up. Patterns in the suit
or a great combination of
a patterned jacket and slim
trouser work best. Check
shirts work better than plain
and it never hurts to put
some colour into your tie
and pocket square. Don’t
be too matchy matchy
but always be confident
in your combinations.
A wardrobe of key pieces with an edge makes for a versatile set
of options for the man who’s ready for adventure.
Country Road
cotton crew t-shirt $34.95,
texture marle t-shirt $59.95,
slim garment dyed jean $99.95,
leather sneaker $129.95
M.J. Bale
lionel navy shirt $129,
linwood chestnut chino $179
Country Road
full grain leather belt $59.95,
maslin trainer $69.95
Tonal layering pieces –
a long sleeved tee and soft
knit are key, while a sneaker
adds a sporty element for the
weekend. Coloured chinos
provide an update to a classic
that can take you anywhere.
“From washed pastel tones and graphic art prints, chic combinations are trending
this season. With a hint of local and international flavour, ‘a less is more’
approach will stand the test of time,” says Interior Designer, Nina Dee.
Classic minimalism
Minimalism is continually reinvented and
this season features a more refined palette.
Look for soft hues such as dusk blue mixed
with metals and natural materials, accented
with graphic artwork. While graphic art
pieces will continue to be a mainstay, refrain
from the generic patterns of chevron and
diamond shapes and opt instead for a more
organic approach. Done correctly with big
bold pieces and a less is more approach,
this will create a strong minimalist
look that will stand the test of time.
villandry chair $1,995, eden
throw $69.95, nigella cushion
in oyster $99.95
ADAIRS retro rectangle
cushion in black $59.95
MUSE helsinki side table $99.95
MYER Salt & Pepper black wire
table lamp $79.95, Balenciaga body
cream $105, Salt & Pepper desk
alarm clock $29.95
large round candle $69.95
DYMOCKS books various
2 MUSE Aura lattice cushion $49.95,
helsinki side table $99.95
COUNTRY ROAD mezi cushion
$49.95, eller large vase $59.95,
tam dipping bowls $7.95 each
MYER Jayson Brunsdon
ladies frame $99.95
(one bunch) $30, vase $35
3 MUSE mongolian lambswool
cushion $79.95, Aura duo bath mat
$39.95, Aura duo hand towel 19.95,
Aspire ketreat soap dispenser $24.95
ADAIRS eucalyptus side table $199
MYER Natio well hand soap $6.95,
Balenciaga body lotion $65
DYMOCKS Vanity Fair 100 years
book $80, Simplicity book by
Nancy Braithwaite $75
(one bunch) $30, vase $35
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Natural luxe
Earthy textures paired with soft tones in cream, taupe
and beige and layered with matte black, silver and copper
provide a natural palette which is rich in depth. There is
nothing transient about this look, its elements are grounded
in nature and the style can be adapted to incorporate retro
pieces as well as ultra modern accents in heavy metals.
1 MUSE helsinki side table $99.95
COUNTRY ROAD helm vase $39.95,
art canister $19.95, nord throw $149
DYMOCKS books various
MYER Australian House & Garden
nested baskets $59.95 each
truffle cushion $99.95
2 MUSE helsinki side table $99.95,
Amalfi revival table lamp $169.95
COUNTRY ROAD helm vase 19.95,
tulk cushion in pale grey $149
ADAIRS inia night cushion
in black & white $49.95
grey pot succulent $35
DYMOCKS books various
A movement away from pop colours and bold prints sees classic refinement take
centre stage this season. Enriched hues are a timeless choice for winter, while brass,
marble, concrete and reclaimed wood will be textures to endure.
Interior colours
Washed pastel tones feature strongly in interiors
this season, accented with timber, matte black and
brass. Inspiration can be drawn from the exotic
destinations of Morocco and India, or the fresh
and airy romanticism of Florence and Capri.
1 WHEEL & BARROW copper
cup $16.95 each, rectangle wood
breadboard $79.95, round wood
breadboard $79.95, indian bowl
in copper & silver $24.95 each,
alta napkin in charcoal $29.95
per set of 4, alta napkin in light
grey $29.95 per set of 4
2 WHEEL & BARROW copper cup
$16.95 each, large lantern in gold
$69.95, small lantern in gold $44.95
Nantucket Kitchen & Bar
The Mero Kitchen & Bar
The Mero Kitchen & Bar has an impeccable
pedigree and a please everyone menu,
from appetisers such as truffle and
porcini arrancini to a tender salt bush
lamb shoulder to share. As the weather
cools, it’s the perfect time to try autumnal
favourites like roasted bone marrow with
parsley, capers, anchovy and ciabatta or
a rustic Sardinian seafood fregola stew.
The courtyard, with its colourful cushioned
banquettes is a cosy place to indulge in a
leisurely lunch even on cool winter days.
Nantucket Kitchen & Bar
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have
tried real Cape Cod crab cakes, this is the
place to come to relive the experience,
especially good paired with a glass of crisp
Riesling. While Brisbane diners are now
au fait with the cuisine of America’s east
coast, you are warned to pace yourself.
The charcoal grill fires up daily, with
premium steak, lamb, chicken and more.
A piece of apple, cherry or blueberry pie
with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream is a
delicious winter treat and essential finish.
Olé Fuego – Arroz Con Pescado with
Saffron rice, silver beet, clams, fish
Olé Fuego
Harajuku Gyoza
‘Irasshaimase!’ This is the shouted greeting
the energetic staff from waiters to kitchen
staff will greet you with as you enter.
Harajuku models itself on typical Japanese
izakaya (pub) and follows the premise of
doing just a few things but doing them
extraordinarily well. Beer and Japanese
dumplings (gyoza) are its forte; the Kirin is
on tap, the pan-fried gyoza, crisp bottomed
and juicy are among the city’s best. They
even come in sweet varieties, with peanut
butter and white chocolate gathering a bit
of a cult following. Don’t restrict yourself
to dumplings though; the kaarage chicken
and agedashi tofu are both excellent too.
OlÉ Fuego
The word ‘tapa’ means lid and originally
referred to a slice of sausage that bar
owners would put over drinks to keep the
flies out in rural Spain. Eventually these ‘lids’
became more elaborate and the tradition
of tapas was born. The menu at Olé Feugo
offers a range of smaller ‘tapas’ for one and
larger ‘raciones’ made to share; from jamon
from the famous black footed pigs, to daily
croquettas and paella. Keep warm watching
the flames shooting skyward and the paella
dancing about in the pans, with a jug of
Sangria, in tinto (red) or blanco (white).
The Mero Kitchen & Bar – Espresso Martini
20 / Autumn Winter 2015
Nantucket Kitchen & Bar – Nantucket Island Lobster
Mornay with grilled lemon and soft herb and fennel salad
Nantucket Kitchen & Bar – Soufflé of the day
Delightful dining on
Olé Fuego – Sangria Blanco
with white wine, peach liqueur,
Nudie cloudy apple juice
“Enjoy a constant state of satisfaction at Station
Road Dining,” explains Brisbane Times
Good Food Editor, Natascha Mirosch.
The Mero Kitchen & Bar – Seafood linguine, prawns, squid,
black mussels, tomato, chilli, lemon, Queensland bottarga
Harajuku Gyoza – Grilled Pork Gyoza
The essence of
Today more than seven million tonnes of chocolate is consumed worldwide each year and
the number of artisan chocolatiers are proliferating in response to this great interest.
Shane Hills, owner of Koko
Black Salon at Indooroopilly
Shopping Centre, set off
to discover the essence of
chocolate and created the start
of their chocolate signature.
What’s your philosophy
at Koko Black?
To go for your dreams, which will
make anything possible. We want
to create and be part of something
special, beyond the everyday.
How can people differentiate
good from bad chocolate?
Everyone has a different
preference - white, milk or
dark? How dark? There is so much
more to it but every sense has
a role. Ultimately it is the taste
which is the quality and freshness
of ingredients going back to the
bean. A very important factor is
the velvet texture critical in the
refining stage of manufacturing. How long should you keep chocolate
for and how should you store it?
We have truffles that have a total
shelf life of four weeks. A plain
blend of chocolate is okay for 12
months but it’s always best to eat
as soon as possible. Try not to
store chocolate in the fridge but
if you have to, place in an airtight
container and bring back to room
temperature before eating which
will help release all the flavour. Do you change flavours seasonally?
As a chocolate company we cater
for all seasonal events which
means many seasonal products
and flavours. This year for Easter
we are making Easter eggs with
inclusions of salted cashew nut
brittle and another version with
Tasmanian Leatherwood honey. They are not like any egg you
have experienced before.
How do you develop new flavours?
Mostly from our team of chocolatiers
but it can come from anywhere. M&M
is the most popular chocolate
product on the planet which is
sugar and chocolate so sometimes
you have to not over think it.
What about your hot chocolate?
Can we make it at home?
Our hot chocolate is brewed for
two hours on a daily basis which is
about achieving a velvet texture. This
isn’t practical for home so we sell
an at home pack with a simplified
recipe, which still tastes delicious. KOKO BLACK Level 2
22 / Autumn Winter 2015
Chorizo is a coarse Spanish pork sausage flavoured with garlic and
smoked paprika, which gives a red colour and smoky, slightly spicy
flavour. Cabassi & Co Artisan Butchers handcraft their soft-style
chorizo from premium Bangalow Pork, smoked paprika and
confit garlic. This one pot dish is easy to prepare and is
perfect for cooler autumn nights.
Cabassai & Co Artisan Butchers Level 1
250g Cabassi chorizo
Heat large saucepan or
cassoulet dish on low and fry
chorizo until oil is released.
Add onions and leek and
cook until they soften. Add
chilli garlic and sugar.
2 red chillies, seeded
and finely chopped
1 leek, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp brown sugar
840g (2cans) 4 bean mix
420g crushed tomatoes
400ml chicken stock
3 tbsp fresh, rosemary,
parsley, thyme, chopped
Winter produce offers a
surprising range of flavours
so don’t let the cold weather
keep you from discovering
fresh fruits and vegetables.
Indooroopilly Fruit shares its
top three fruit and vegetables
to try this season.
About the size of a large apple and packed
with anti-oxidants; pomegranates have a hard
ruby skin encasing small pink arils (seeds). It’s
the seeds, with their sweet/juicy flesh that are
eaten. Add to couscous and herbs for Middle
Eastern dishes, give lovely colour to a fruit salad,
or toss with baby spinach leaves, Persian fetta
and toasted pine nuts for a delicious salad.
Serves 4
2 brown onions, chopped
Rinse beans then add
to the cassoulet. Add
tomatoes and stock, bring
to boil, then simmer for 30
minutes until liquid reduces
by half. Serve with char
grilled Turkish bread and a
sprig of thyme. Excellent
with a poached egg.
A type of brassica, both the leaves and the bulb of
these alien looking vegetables can be eaten. Kohlrabi
tastes great steamed, stir-fried, added to soups and
stews or dipped in tempura batter and fried. Peel and
grate to add a pleasing crunch and slightly spicy note
to coleslaw or use in pasta as Italians do, both the
leaves and flesh, with red capsicum and tomatoes.
Spaghetti squash
It may be the popularity of the paleo diet that’s
seeing a resurgence of interest in the spaghetti
squash. Raw, it looks just like any other squash
or pumpkin, but cut it in half and place open
side down on baking paper and pop in an oven
for 40 minutes or so and a transformation takes
place as the cooked flesh separates like spaghetti
strands. Use this mild flavoured vegetable
exactly as you would pasta or noodles.