Chiara Restaurant Opens Today

By Pip Jarvis
16th Jun 2014

Carb addicts of Melbourne are set to rejoice, as Collins Street adds another Italian restaurant to the mix today with Chiara. A new offering from the Walker Evans Baker Restaurant Group – the team behind the popular Bar Nacional – Chiara is now dishing out mouth-watering Italian cuisine from 10am – 10 pm, Monday to Friday.

Located in a stylish space on Collins Square, Chiara has British-born George Fowler at the helm, with the Head Chef's previous position as sous chef at Michelin starred Pollen Street Social in London indicating we'll be in capable hands! At Chiara, the focus is on quality produce and a rustic yet refined menu of contemporary Italian fare – think seasonal antipasto, rough-hewn pizzas and hand-made pasta. The kitchen also focuses on crudo – raw foods such as scallops, octopus and beef.

If that hasn't got your saliva flowing, might we tempt you with some Italian-inspired dessert? Dessert maestro Shaun Quade (of Long Shot and Bar Nacional) is on hand at Chiara, to tempt the CBD's power brokers with all manner of sweet reimagined Italian delights. We're looking at you lemon-centred aniseed doughnuts!

Does Melbourne need another Italian restaurant? Maybe not, but who's complaining! We'll be seeing you soon, Chiara…

Chiara | 705a Collins Street in Melbourne
Monday - Friday, 10am - 10pm

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