Cinco – Brisbane

by Suha on September 18, 2010

Cinco was a pleasant surprise. It is an up market BYO bistro in the suburb of Camp Hill in Brisbane. Peter Stubbs – a local boy – returned after 15 years to open Cinco (five) which now attracts foodies from all over. Peter has an interesting background and amazing experiences. He initially worked under some of the big names in the UK but more recently spent years as a private chef to the rich and famous on their yachts! How cool. Even on a week night the restaurant was full. Choosing from the menu was hard as everything sounded amazing. We finally settled for the crab and bug entrée and pig as the main. Each dish was perfect, the service was great and this is definitely a restaurant I wish I had in my suburb.


Crab and Morton Bay Bug, chilli, lemon and garlic butter. This was beautiful. Soft and warm and full of heaps of meat. Just the right amount of chilli to add the tang.


Grilled scallop and smoked tomato tart


Roasted suckling pig with parsnip puree and mustard fruit. This dish was a stand out. The pig was tender and didn’t even need a knife to cut through. The crackling was perfect and if I had the space – I would have loved a second serving…


Hot lime soufflé with lemon curd and chilli chocolate ice-cream


Chinos rocky road – marshmallows and chocolate mousse and honeycomb – soft and creamy and perfect end to a great meal.


Being BYO we could have some sensational wines on the night. Thanks to JB we had a 1996 Pol Roger and a 1999 Burgundy. Sensational!!!!!

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