CBD dwellers, your lunch time options have just gone gangbusters. Brand new, straightforwardly-named dining precinct Level One has landed, opening in Chifley in the CBD. With it comes a plethora of healthy eating options designed by some of Australia's favourite chefs. It's a novel idea wherein chefs curated their favourite dishes and, goddamn, do they sound delicious.
Designed by design firm SJB, the precinct features 180 tonnes of New York and Nero Marquina marble, with 20,000 handcut Herringbone marble tiles. It's not your average food court. Especially when one of of the culinary offerings comes from the team behind Flying Fish. Entrepreneur Jack Fonteyn and chef Jason Roberts. have designed a concept based on Hawaiian fish salads (so hot right now, Hawaiian fish salads), dubbed Poku by Flying Fish.
Furthermore, Chinta Ria's Simon Goh is serving up Malaysian food and jazz at his establishment Ella Blues, inspired by the American blues movement that hit Malaysia in the '60s. Maria Barona and Francisco Rodriguez are launching Encasa, a Spanish/Colombian style tapas bar. George Nahas of Romolo is contributing a New York style deli named Sal, inspired by the Italian-American delis of the big apple.
Expect a few more pretty damn big names to grace Level One (announcements to come) but for now the prevailing ethos of the new foodie hub is clean and sustainable eats. Bring it on.