Sunday, 19 May 2013

Moose & Gibson - Opening Party

There is a new venue in one of Brisbanes coolest food precincts and its certainly making waves already. Moose & Gibson is the second Southside cafe to be opened up by Australian Wallaby Scott Higgenbotham and his business partners Malcolm and Danielle Watts.  Located in semi industrial Jurgen Street, Moose & Gibson is just around the corner from some of the more established cafes of Logan Road, Wooloongabba.

Moose & Gibson aims to be a little different and will trade as a cafe during the day and a bar and live music venue at night.  Moose & Gibson opened with a bang recently with a grand opening party that included a mix of Brisbanes sporting elite and local personalities.  In attendance on the night were a number of Australian Wallabies both past and present along with some of the Brisbane Lions boys.

I was fortunate enough to get a ticket to the hottest party of the week (LOL) along with a number of other Brisbane based Food Bloggers, Melissa Loh, Miss Foodie and Feed Me Now Brisbane.  Its always fun when a group of bloggers get together and we all agreed that Moose & Gibson was a fantastic set up.

Food on the night was produced by new head chef Luke Tye and Leaf Espresso's Craig Benton and was a range of finger foods that were both creative and delicious.

Host for the evening Malcolm Watts was obviously proud of his new venture and spent some time thanking his team for their efforts in pulling together such a fabulous new venture.  Malcolm also brought in the stars of the show, his two lovely dogs Moose and Gibson, which were obviously the inspiration for the name of the cafe.

It was a fantastic night with lots of fun and frivolity and on a personal note, I was extremely happy and, I must admit, a little star struck to meet some of the Brisbane Lions boys (Thanks Daniel, Joel and Goose).

Moose and Gibson opened up on the weekend of the 11th of March and is open daily for breakfast and lunch and Thursday through Saturday for dinner and live music.

Check out my post on Breakfast at Moose & Gibson here


Co-owner Malcolm Watts thanking the crowd for coming to suppor the opening of Moose & Gibson
Head chef Luke Tye and Leaf Head Chef Craig Benton - do chefs love their photos being taken?
Mini lamb and rosemary pie with minted pea puree was my pick of the night
Mini mexican beef burgers were hot, spicy and delicious 
Chicken Waldorf crostini with baby herbs
Harissa lamb kofta with cucumber mint yoghurt and tempura whiting, sesame nori sprinkle and miso mayo.  
Mushroom arancini with gorgonzola & fig cream micro herb
Moose and Gibson wowing the crowd at the opening of Moose & Gibson
Moose or Gibson soaking up the attention
The post industrial feel include exposed water pipes with the Moose & Gibson logo
Packed for the opening night
Co-host of the evening Danielle Watts (left) and the Brisbane Lions boys in the background
The attention to detail is superb at Moose & Gibson, the post industrial feel is everywhere
The wine was flowing and there were a few sore heads the morning after!

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  1. Hey, where's the photo of you and the AFL players? :p

  2. haha, it didn't turn out so good unfortunately. I still managed to stick one photo with the Lions boys in there.



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