Heading up the team at Isabelle’s is General Manager Joanna Duda-McKenna formerly of Roly’s Bistro, Sophie’s Restaurant and Angelina’s.
Head Chef Barra Hurley has been working in the food industry for 20 years, beginning his career as a commis chef in L’Ecrivain and Chapter One. With nine years at Shanahan’s on the Green under his belt, and a stint at The Butcher’s Grill,his flair for cooking has made him a hugely respected chef. Barra spent the last year as Head Chef at Tomahawk Steakhouse on East Essex St, and he now steps away from Tomahawk’s firing grill to take the reins at Isabelle’s, putting his stamp on the city centre’s brand new addition.
The menu has been created as the result of a collaboration between Barra and Chef Stephen Ryan. The pair travelled to London on numerous occasions to get inspiration for the menu, which has been in the works for the past six months. They wanted to create food that has been prepared with love, simple but packed full of flavour, centered on seasonality.
The lunch menu offers a selection of more casual mains and pizzas, such as the Blackened Shrimp Po’Boy, Cajun Spiced Pepper Salad, Sour Cream and Overnight Smoked Brisket, Homemade Brown Sauce, Potato Salad, Toasted Rye, served quickly for those on a speedy lunch break.
One tip – go HUNGRY!