Grand Hyatt Melbourne welcomed BBQ legends, Burn City Smokers, back to Collins Kitchen restaurant this week.
After extending their previous three-month residency to six months due to an overwhelming demand, Steve Kimonides and Raphael Guthrie have towed in their custom-built smoker for round two and are ready to show off their Southern American-inspired menu.
Working closely with Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s executive chef Jason Camillo, new dishes include wood-fried pippies, a Burn City Smokers ‘Chiko’ roll, and an indulgent meat platter for two with pork ribs, brisket and smoked chicken. For vegetarians, the expanded menu also includes jalapeno poppers, fried camembert and an impressive smoked mushroom burger. Last year’s fans need not to worry as the famous Burn City Smoker brisket burger is also back along with the boys’ unrivalled homemade sauces.
As passionate supporters of local talent, Grand Hyatt Melbourne has collaborated with Melbourne-based muralist, Justine McAllister for the pop-up’s return. As one of the most exciting artists emerging from the competitive Melbourne street art scene, diners can enjoy spotting Justine’s signature collage-style designs and bold colours throughout the restaurant and outside the hotel. Be sure to check out her most notable artwork on display in the hotel’s lobby – an impressive hand-painted cow. This unique piece is on silent auction for the duration of the pop-up and Grand Hyatt Melbourne welcomes all to walk in and place a bid.
All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to Wheelly Good Coffee – a local social enterprise run by Whitelion, a not-for-profit that supports young people at risk. By providing employment through barista training, the program helps young people in need make positive changes towards a new life.
Burn City Pop-Up will be at Collins Kitchen until the end of August 2018 with its menu available for lunch and dinner. For full menu details, click here.