South Bank's Bacchus Is Dishing Up a 'Hamilton'-Themed Dessert on Its Pre-Theatre Dining Menu

You've got until April 23 to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical in Brisbane — and tuck into a star-topped tiramisu inspired by the show.
Sarah Ward
Published on March 21, 2023

Since 2015, Brisbane musical fans have enjoyed several ways to express their love for Hamilton, the 21st century's biggest smash-hit stage sensation. Listening to the soundtrack non-stop has been the easiest. Watching and rewatching the recorded version on Disney+ became an option in 2020 as well. Parties dedicated to the show have popped up, too, plus online trivia sessions. And, since January 2023, seeing the Australian production at QPAC has finally been on the cards.

Brisbane has enjoyed quite the Hamilton season so far. Lin-Manuel Miranda himself even came to town to see the Aussie show — his first trip Down Under to do so, in fact — and hosted a fan Q&A chat that you can stream online right now. Alas, the musical's local run will come to an end on Sunday, April 23, with the production then hopping over to New Zealand. So, it really is "don't throw away your shot" time.

Here's something else you won't want to miss out on: a Hamilton-themed dessert as part of the pre-theatre dining menu over at South Bank fine-diner Bacchus. Chef de Cuisine Isaia Dal Fiume is whipping up a mascarpone, savoiardi and coffee tiramisu that comes topped with a Hamilton-themed star — and, unsurprisingly, it's proving a hit with QPAC attendees.

It too will only be on offer until Sunday, April 23, as one of a trio of dessert options. There are also three entree and three mains picks, spanning cuttlefish, tartare, and pumpkin and chilli ravioli, plus risotto, snapper and a petite wagyu tender. The two-course menu costs $69, while you can tuck into three courses for $89.

"With theatre and live entertainment well and very truly back and booming, our pre-theatre dining menu is proving the be the room where is happens, before the curtains go up!" said Bacchus' Food and Beverage Manager Kevin Puglisevich.

The Hamilton dessert gives Brisbanites another reason to stop by the restaurant, which was among the River City's go-to spots for an indulgent restaurant experience before the pandemic, then reopened its swanky, old world-style digs in May 2022.

Find Bacchus on level one at Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane. For more information about the Hamilton-themed dessert until Sunday, April 23, or to make a booking, head to the restaurant's website.

Published on March 21, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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