JUPITERS Hotel & Casino has launched its brand new Japanese restaurant and bar Kiyomi by hosting a glamorous star-studded celebrity and media cocktail event overnight.
The Veronicas (Lisa & Jess Origliasso), Ricki Lee Coulter, Pete Murray, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Adam Liaw, Magdalena Roze and Paul and Blair from My Kitchen Rules were some of the celebrities in attendance.
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The evening was hosted by Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg and internationally renowned Restaurant Executive Chef Chase Kojima, who celebrated the event with a traditional sake barrel ceremony, signifying harmony and good fortune.
Chef Chase Kojima said he was excited to give celebrities and media a taste of what visitors could expect from his second Australian restaurant.
“I’ve been amazed by the quality of produce here in Queensland and it has inspired me to design a menu that is not only modern Japanese but with the flavours of the Gold Coast and Queensland infused throughout,” said Chase.
Jupiters’ Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said that the launch of Kiyomi signified an important step in Jupiters’ transformation into a world-class integrated resort.
“We can now offer our guests and visitors dining to the standard found at globally-recognised high-end integrated resorts at Las Vegas or Macau, while at the same time providing a unique Gold Coast experience,” said Geoff.
Attendees of the evening were greeted on arrival with the restaurant’s signature cocktail – the ‘Chasing Kiyomi’, combining Tanqueray gin and the sweet orange elements of Cointreau with San Pellegrino Mandarin sparkling mineral water, finished with a wedge of orange. The cocktail is inspired by the kiyomi, a rare Japanese citrus fruit, a hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange.
Guests were also treated to a selection of delicious tasting plates including scallop, yuzu honey, scorched corn and mache; hiramasu kingfish, miso ceviche, crispy potato and lime; and a ‘Goma Street’ dessert – tempered dark chocolate, caramelised white chocolate mousse and black sesame ice cream.
Also unveiled at the launch event was a custom-created fluorescent UV artwork by Tokyo-based Houxo Que, a Japanese street artist. The large-scale piece covering an entire wall of the restaurant was installed at the venue over several days and is Houxo Que’s first exhibited work in Australia.
Kiyomi will be open to the public from Tuesday December 23 on the Lobby Level of Jupiters Hotel & Casino and is the first restaurant to be launched as part of the property’s $345 million transformation. Dinner and function reservations can be made by visiting www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au or calling 1800 074 344.