Merivale Closes Manly’s Papi Chulo to Open Queen Chow

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Manly locals say goodbye to Papi Chulo in the wake of her majesty Queen Chow’s arrival.

Smoked meat lords Papi Chulo will be bowing down on Sunday 29th April in the wake of an exciting Cantonese concept on Manly Wharf, Queen Chow. Having already taken the Inner West by storm, the second instalment of Queen Chow is set to open this winter, following a quick refurbishment of the waterside venue.

As for what to expect, Executive Chef Patrick Friesen and dumpling master Eric Koh are leading the charge, serving up a modern Cantonese menu of roast meats, live seafood and diverse dim sum.

“We have had a lot of fun at Papi these past four years, but felt the time was right to evolve the space and its offering, said Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale. “Queen Chow has been a tremendous success in the Inner West, so we’re going to take the very best bits from there and create something really special for Manly”.

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To celebrate the 4 years that were at the beachside suburb, Papi Chulo will be launching a ‘best of’ menu. Patrons can expect everything from Papi’s famous pea guacamole to mushroom and spinach croquettes and their signature roast cauliflower with romesco brown butter crumbs and parmesan. Papi’s smoked meats will take a natural lead on the menu, with the return of porchetta, pulled pork, brisket and the rotisserie. The chocolate chip and macadamia cookie, salted caramel brûlée tart and tres leches with grilled stone fruit will let guests finish things on a particularly sweet note.

“The last four years at Papi Chulo have been incredible, professionally and personally”, says Friesen. “I was proud to call Manly home for much of that time and truly believe it is one of the best postcodes in Sydney. We want to give Papi the send-off she deserves, as we prepare the Manly Wharf site for its exciting new chapter”.

Queen Chow will be opening its doors in Manly in winter 2018. Exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

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