Chef Jack Stuart and Emily Lochran are the two behind The Bowl, a new dining experience at the Boonah Bowls Club/Fassifern Sports Club, which closed its doors during Covid.
The Bowl kitchen will feature affordable inside dining and outside lawn dining. A tasteful makeover is currently underway with a Summer 2023 opening planned.
The result will be a family friendly dining experience, which features a spot for cocktails with your crew at the bar, barefoot bowling or a social game of croquet on the green, all overlooking spectacular mountain views, and menus created by one of the country’s best chefs, using food from paddocks you can literally see!
“...think handmade pasta with in-season flavoursome local produce, like ricotta gnocchi, broad bean & walnut pesto, pecorino or a risotto of Harrisville mushrooms with truffle pecorino, or lasagne of rabbit, duck and wild boar.”
“We live in an incredible Food Bowl – there’s no need for long food miles when everything surrounds us here in the Scenic Rim,” Emily said. “And the fact we are also at the Bowls Club, makes the reincarnation perfect for the local community, the region and for visitors.”
Named by The Lonely Planet as one of the Hottest 10 Regions in the World to visit this year, the rural town located in The Scenic Rim and now Boonah is set to get a culinary hit that’s aimed at all ages and it’s just under an hour from Brisbane.
Emily said there’ll be no frozen schnittys. “Instead, think handmade pasta with in-season flavoursome local produce, like ricotta gnocchi, broad bean & walnut pesto, pecorino or a risotto of Harrisville mushrooms with truffle pecorino, or lasagne of rabbit, duck and wild boar. We’ll shine the light on our wonderful producers with dishes like Tommerup veal cotoletta, anchovy butter, and Coochin Fullblood wagyu T-bone with Boonah butter.”
The Outside Menu features the best in snacks, shared plates and taste-bangers starring, Scenic Rim olives and cheeses, free range chicken liver parfait, zucchini pickles, toasted focaccias Harrisville mushrooms, Beaudesert Crayfish & potato brioche rolls, hand cut russet fries with smoked garlic mayo, Troy’s tomatoes from Peak Crossing, Mt Tamborine mozzarella, with The Bowl Cheeseburger set to be a standout!
The list of Scenic Rim suppliers already on board include Towri Sheep Cheeses, Tommerup Dairy, Summer Land Camels, Mt Tamborine Cheese, Oppies Fruit & Veg at Boonah, Scenic Rim Farm Box, Harrisville Mushrooms, Fifth Acre, The Butcher Co at Boonah & Kalbar, Rob Joyce Heritage Poultry, Kalbar Lamb, Australian Sweetwater Crayfish Traders at Beaudesert, Witches Fall Winery, Scenic Rim Flower Farm and the Scenic Rim Brewery.
“There is incredible local produce in the Scenic Rim,” said Jack. “If you want the best cream and milk, then call Tommerup Farm; great sheep’s milk and cheese, then Towri is not too far from Blume. Live Crayfish can be purchased at Beaudesert from Alex at Australian Freshwater Traders. It’s pretty simple isn’t it!”
The venue is spoilt for choice with meeting and event spaces. A private dining or conference room for 14, inside dining for up to 100 or a green for your barefoot bowls events. Plans are already in the works for a stage two wood fired pizza oven.
Jack and Emily plan to link with hospitality training for school age children in Boonah as well as host a twice monthly Friday twilight producer market on the green along with a calendar of activity for the region’s famous Eat Local celebration in June and they are currently recruiting all passionate Scenic Rim foodies for FOH and Kitchen.
The Bowl Boonah
42 Coronation Drive, Boonah