Resort Realm brings a style of the French Riveria to Canberra

Doma Resorts’ Canberra-based property Resort Realm has opened a brand new flagship restaurant below the route of two-hatted chef Ben Willis.

The Louis restaurant, primarily based within the Barton’s Realm Precinct throughout the lodge, will supply a classical European eating expertise with a menu of predominantly South of France and Provencal delicacies.

In a profession spanning practically 30 years, Willis has labored at excessive profile eating places in London and Australia together with Sydney Opera Home’s Bennelong Restaurant and Canberra’s Aubergine for 14 years.

He was lately appointed as Doma’s Culinary Director and Solar Hwa Jang – former sous-chef at Aubergine – will lead the kitchen as Head Chef.

“I’m very excited to work along with Doma Resorts, a really profitable lodge group which is exactly what I hoped for after closing Aubergine,” Willis mentioned.

“The eating room by Rachel Luchetti might be a good looking area and I’m wanting ahead to getting this restaurant up and operating. For many of my profession I’ve leaned in direction of a basic European model of cooking and this new venue sticks to the theme: staying true to the heritage and the elegant simplicity, with out making an attempt to modernise issues an excessive amount of,” Ben Willis mentioned.

Inside designer Rachel Luchetti of Luchetti Krelle led the design of Louis which contains a customized marble mosaic bar entrance, marble lazy Susan tables with richly colored bentwood chairs, pendant lighting and customized rugs.

The brand new restaurant is a part of a wider transformation of the five-star lodge precinct which sees the introduction of an out of doors area often known as Louis Alfresco, with bistro chairs, customized lounge styled banquette and Rendition tiles.

“Resort Realm’s new growth will amplify Barton precinct present rise as Canberra’s new foodie hotspot,” mentioned Doma Resorts’ Director Patrick Lonergan

“The multitude of recent retailers and choices gathered in a single area will fill in a spot within the total providing of our capital’s culinary scene and we couldn’t be happier to write down the following web page in DOMA Resorts’ historical past with Ben Willis.”