It all started when…

Dan Arnold grew up in Brisbane and did his apprenticeship here before leaving Australia in 2011 to learn French cuisine.

He worked one year at L’Esperence by Marc Meneau (3 Michelin stars) and 6 years as sous-chef of Restaurant Serge Vieira (2 Michelins stars and Bocuse d’Or 2005).

Dan loves a challenge, while working in France, he represented Australia in the World finale of Bocuse d’Or in 2017 and finished in 8th position, best ever result for Australia! To achieve this, he had the help of an amazing team composed of MOF, Michelin star chefs and Bocuse d’Or winner.

After 7 years overseas, he decided to come home to realise his dream: have his own restaurant.

Back in Australia, Dan and his wife Amelie opened their restaurant in July 2018 in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Since then, Dan and his team are creating tasting menus using ingredients sourced from small producers and local farms.

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Photo: Kara Rosenlund

Photo: Kara Rosenlund