The acclaimed chef, restaurateur and author has just revealed the first details of her next project. So, what can you expect?
Kylie Kwong has been a familiar face in Sydney’s dining scene for the better part of two decades. Since the closure of her iconic Potts Point restaurant, Billy Kwong, earlier this year, we’ve been eagerly waiting to hear the next steps for this powerhouse chef. And now, we’re finally getting the first details of what to expect from Kwong in 2020.
In news just announced, Kylie Kwong has taken on the role as the ambassador for South Eveleigh, an emerging lifestyle and dining destination in the heart of the inner city. Previously known as Australian Technology Park, the area has been steadily growing in prominence since 2016 with a string of new venues, wellness centres and pop-up events. The area is also becoming a new professional hub with over 18,000 workers expected to take up residence in South Eveleigh by 2021.
For Kwong, stepping into this role felt like a natural fit, with an ongoing relationship with Redfern and Carriageworks with pop-up workshops, live demonstrations and market events. With Kwong at the helm, South Eveleigh is slated to become a world-class tech and innovation hub bringing together artisan food and dining options for locals and workers alike.
Off the back of this new role, Kwong has announced the first details of her new venue opening in South Eveleigh in 2020. Expected to be a relaxed daytime-led venue, the small eatery will feature local Indigenous produce with her Cantonese culinary style. In collaboration with Yerrabingin’s rooftop farm in Redfern (Australia’s first Indigenous urban food production farm), Kwong will draw on the venue’s knowledge and expertise to create a menu inspired by the best of these Indigenous ingredients. Kwong is also expected to be creating a program of activations and events to accompany this new venue’s launch in late 2020.
Although details are still limited about this new venue, we’ll keep you in the loop as soon as we hear more. To find out more about the South Eveleigh precinct, click here.