When you've already given Brisbane a wolf to spend time with — East Brisbane's The Wolfe, actually — what can you howl at next? Restaurateur Paul McGivern is keeping the theme going with La Lune Wine Co in South Brisbane's Fish Lane.
La Lune doesn't just want you to enjoy a wine while the moon shines, though that's certainly on the menu, this newcomer wants to match those tipples with the perfect dishes. Sure, every wine-serving establishment wants to do the same, but here you'll find six menu selections that have been handpicked to match specific drops. This is a wine bar, so charcuterie and cheese will also be available, as will oysters, carpaccio, and house-made salumi, plus baguettes with serrano and cheese for lunch.
Trading from midday to midnight, La Lune aims to offer Brisbanites a wine bar for all occasions — complete with what's being called an "interactive dining space", which will encourage patrons to chat with staff to get the skinny on the best vino to sip on. We'd go so far as to call this a regular dining space with good service, but we admire a spot of far-reaching conceptualisation.
Design-wise, expect timber aplenty, including 103-year-old reclaimed oak taken from the chateaus and barns of the French countryside, paired with French tiles, small tables and an intimate air will also help bring a taste of Europe to our fair city. If you can't head to Paris, you'll always have South Brisbane.