Cocktail bar and plant-based restaurant, Alibi, will launch a brand new offering of high tea in October by US chef, restaurateur and global plant-based dining pioneer, Matthew Kenney.
Kenney has worked closely with Alibi’s head chef, Michael Nicolaou to create a menu that encompasses Kenney’s food philosophy and a combination of classical and innovative cooking techniques to give locally sourced plant-based ingredients a creative makeover.
The menu will feature both sweet and savoury options including lemon meringue tart with sable, mixed berry cheesecake with strawberry compote, forest mushrooms on toast with wasabi cream and baby quiche with vegan cream cheese. A selection of plant based cocktails will accompany the high tea menu, including a Kaffir lime mule using house-made ginger beer, Earl Grey Sour and Ovolo classic Bellini with choice of raspberry, apricot, peach or lavender.
Alibi’s high tea offering will see 5 different two-hour packages available throughout the week:
· $65pp (Wednesday – Friday, 12pm-4pm) + $75 (Saturday – Sunday, 12pm-4pm)
- Inclusive of a glass of rose sparkling, bottomless tea and coffee
· $95pp (Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm-4pm)
- Inclusive of bottomless Bandini Prosecco, tea and coffee
· $140pp (Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm-4pm)
- Inclusive of bottomless Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut, tea and coffee
· $250 (Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm-4pm)
- Inclusive bottle of Perrier-Jouet Blason rose for 2pp, tea and coffee
To launch the high tea and new menu Matthew will visit Australia on 3rd October and the trip will commence with a nine-course plant-based degustation menu with paired wines at Alibi, alongside executive chef Michael Nicolaou. Tickets are $135pp and can be purchased via this link.
In early October, Kenney will also create Alibi pop-up across other Ovolo owned restaurants including Salon de Co at Ovolo Incholm, Brisbane and Monster at Ovolo Nishi, Canberra.
At Monster Kitchen + Bar head chef Daniel Flatt and creative culinary partner, Ian Curley will collaborate with Matthew to run a Monster Mash event. The event will include the best in plant based dining from both Alibi and Monster with an eight-course plant based menu with matching wines on offer. Tickets are $120pp and can be purchased via this link.
Salon de Co in Brisbane will welcome Matthew to showcase a five and seven-course plant based degustation menu with paired wines, reflecting Ovolo’s Alibi restaurant offering in Woolloomooloo. The dinner will have two seatings, 6pm & 8:30pm, and tickets can be purchased via this link