Big names in Sydney’s restaurant scene have cooked up a Latin hot spot in Bondi
One of the newest establishments in Bondi is serving up Latin street food accented by Asian flavours along with cocktails, South American rum, sake and Japanese whisky. It’s the brainchild of Raul Gonzales, responsible for the Backroom; Shane Moran, who has clocked up time behind the bar of Ruby Rabbit; Nathan Joliffe, a co-creator of the Canteen and Ryan Ginns whose design work can be seen at the Grounds. The décor, a combo of Peruvian finishes and Japanese elements, is inspired by ‘Luis’, a Peruvian hustler from the 1960s who married the daughter of one of Japan’s biggest crime leaders.
Chef Alejandro Franco Lancini, originally from Venezuela, delivers a menu that is equal-parts eclectic with equal-parts eccentric. Try the Port Lincoln mussels in a coconut curry or the ensalada de repollo, a salad mix of red cabbage, shaved Brussels sprouts, black rice and edamame beans drizzled in an agave, sesame and citrus dressing. And while you’re there, don’t forget to sample one of the cocktails created by Quynh Nguyen of China Diner fame.
|Venue name:||Luis Tans|
15/178 Campbell Pde
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 6-10pm; Sat-Sun noon-3pm, 6-10pm|