4 winter meals we can't wait to try

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4 winter meals we can't wait to try

There’s nothing like a hot bowl of comfort food to warm us up during an icy Winter. These meals from our Westfield Chermside restaurants will do exactly that.

Braised Beef Cheek Gnocchi at BiN 931

Head Chef of BiN 931 Daniel Ridgeway never fails to bring us mouth-watering meals, and the word on the street is that this gnocchi doesn’t disappoint. Described on the menu as braised beef cheek over gnocchi with sautéed mushrooms, spinach and a white wine cream sauce, all we have to say is, wow.

If Italian food isn’t your thing, BiN 931 also serves up a collection of modern Asian-inspired dishes, like miso glazed salmon fillet or sticky soy pork belly. Fusion restaurants like BiN 931 are a great place to take big groups, because everyone will find something on the menu they’ll love.

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin at Casa Cibo

For all our vegetarians out there, we have a feeling you’ll love this Wintery roasted pumpkin dish by Casa Cibo. With cinnamon-spiced and roasted pumpkin, wilted Italian greens and toasted walnuts, this dish sounds as good for your insides as it does for your tastebuds.

Being a vegetable-based dish, this is also a great option for people with gluten intolerances. Grab it with a side of kale polenta fries with parsley and parmesan and you’ll be over the moon.

Crispy Salmon at Tapworks

Even though this meal might be more Spring than Winter, it sounds too good to leave off the list. Head into Tapworks Bar & Grill for crispy salmon with radicchio, spinach and rocket mixed leaves, tossed in a warm pan with olives, artichokes, semi-dried tomatoes and a balsamic olive oil dressing. Yum! If you’re a vegetarian, they also have a polenta vegetable stack that looks divine.

Heads up, Tapworks has an incredible selection of beers and wines, so this is a great place to unwind on your weekend.

Brisket at Bootlegger

14-hour slow roasted brisket seasoned with house rub and smoky BBQ sauce? That sounds like just the thing to wake us up from hibernation. This is the most popular item on the menu at Bootlegger, and they serve up about 200 kilograms a week. Translation: it’s amazing. Pair it with Bootlegger’s signature cheesy fries and a nice cold beer for the perfect Friday night.