Being dedicated to the #paleolyf has typically presented some problems for dining out in Brisbane.
That’s all changed now though thanks to everyone’s favourite paleo champ and well-known chef, Pete Evans, who has given paleo devotees a ray of hope in the form of new Brisbane restaurant, Asana by Pete Evans.
Serving up fresh Queensland produce on the daily, Asana by Pete Evans (in Capri by Fraser) is all about paleo-inspired eats from morning ‘til night, so naturally we went to check it out.
The lunch sitting is in full swing when I arrive and all the dishes look super appealing to my hungry, accidentally-missed-breakfast eyes—especially the very large paleo pizzas I spy.
I’m keen to try everything, but opt for a chargrilled Fremantle octopus with chorizo, smoked pork crisps and harissa from the small plates selection. Winning already.
For main I go with the classic and dependable choice of barramundi; Asana’s is served with a heavenly combo of sweet potato puree and a lime and coconut sauce. Double winning. Next time though, I’m going for the macadamia crumbed chicken schintzel with raw slaw and sriracha mayo, or perhaps just EVERYTHING!
Because the ‘dessert stomach’ is a biological truth, I of course have room for the beautiful (it’s got glitter and flowers on it, people) dessert platter the chef preps to finish the meal. Standouts are the pumpkin pie with bacon bark, and the paleo rocky road with chocolate brownie, which is so much like it’s un-paleo cousin, I almost forget it’s not.
What’s great about Asana—aside from the food—is that it’s not just for paleo-lovers. The food just tastes really good, and happens to be dairy-free, gluten-free and all the other ‘frees’ a commitment to this diet requires.
The restaurant itself is light, airy and really approachable; you can imagine coming here for date night, a casual catch up with friends, or using it as a breakout space for a work meeting.
Open from 6.30 am to 10.00 pm (with service breaks throughout the day) for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Asana by Pete Evans, is set to become a standout fave on the Brisbane dining scene.
Image credit: Asana by Pete Evans
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