Able to get away with serving pretty much whatever they like, major performing arts venues have long remained the last bastions of generic wine and triangle sandwiches.

At the Melbourne Recital Centre, My Mexican Cousin pursues a different model, one where signature building and captive audience combine with a bar and restaurant with a Creole leanings that is proving to be a drawcard in itself.

The venue is a collaboration between Jerome Borazio, Grant Smillie, Andrew McKinnon (who first worked together to open Ponyfish Island) and Salvatore Malatesta of St Ali. Top off with Maurice Esposito as executive chef, and the teaming of an unexpected assortment of local hospitality and entertainment entrepreneurs is complete.

My Mexican Cousin
Corner of Sturt Street & Southbank Boulevard
Tel: 9686 3389


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