While the exact historical and cultural details of the origin of tapas are uncertain, there is no doubt tapas in Spain is popular. Served in almost every bar, restaurant and home throughout Spain, tapas is so popular that the phrase ‘vamos a tapear’ (let’s go eat tapas) can be heard almost every day, and the idea of ordering small plates to share has become a trend in restaurants around the world. Here are some fascinating facts about Spanish tapas. Continue reading
Javier and François are delighted to announce the relocation of Moda Restaurant from Edward Street to The Barracks, on Petrie Terrace. Home of ‘The Underground’ Night Club in the 80’s and 90’s and the former Police Barracks Stables, Moda Tapas Brasa Bar’s new location will open early October 2018.
Since 1999, as Gianni’s Restaurant and from 2010 as Moda Restaurant, Head Chef and Co-Owner Javier Codina is looking forward to this new and exciting culinary venture.
Moda has always been an owner-operators’ concept with an ‘everything made in-house’ philosophy.
Since joining forces in 2010, Javier and François have been committed to pursuing their restaurant career together and have elected The Barracks for their future.
Moda Tapas Brasa Bar will feature an extensive Tapas and Entremeses menu, priced from $8 to $28, ideal for grazing, lunches, dinners and celebrations.
The addition of a Rôtisserie and a famous MIBRASA charcoal oven will enhance the delicately-cooked over-embers carnivore menu.
The popular Javier’s Table, a rustic degustation where the chefs cooks for you, will continue, and for those diners who prefer the classic entrée, main, dessert approach, an expanded and alluring menu will entice.
Moda Tapas Brasa Bar will remain a popular destination for functions with various dedicated dining and cocktail party spaces accommodating from 12 to 200 guests. The Wine Room, equipped with the latest technology, is complimented by an Alfresco Terrace for celebrations of up to 60 guests.
Fronting onto Petrie Terrace, the new Moda is very easy to locate, and has access to 400 undercover car park spaces.
We look forward to seeing you on Petrie Terrace, and sharing the next decade with you.
Javier and François
NB: All vouchers and confirmed event agreements will be honoured.
Javier Codina and François Le Savéant
Moda Tapas Brasa Bar, The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Q 4000
As the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun, and the phrase is particularly poignant when it comes to celebrating a wedding anniversary. However, sometimes the hustle and bustle of daily life overrides important events like these, or it may just be that your wedding day was such a long time ago, you can’t even remember the actual date! Regardless of the reason, it’s still a wonderful way to celebrate the bond you have with your partner – all you need is a bit of inspiration! Continue reading
You’re engaged. Congratulations! Now it’s time to kick off your wedding festivities with an engagement party. But don’t stress, thankfully engagement parties involve far few etiquette rules than other wedding-related events, so enjoy it! Whether you’re considering a cocktail party, an informal backyard affair or something a little more formal, here are our top 6 engagement party planning tips. Continue reading
Weddings are truly wonderful, but they can also be one of the most expensive and stressful events you’ll ever have to organise. However, with careful planning and budgeting, you can ensure your Big Day is one of the most memorable days of your life, rather than one big disaster!
Red, white, sparkling, blends, international and home-grown Aussie varieties – whatever your taste in wine there’s no doubt it’s an evolving market. In the 80’s chardonnay was all the rage, the late 90’s saw the rise of big bold reds, and lighter styles have held some dominance in later years. Continue reading
You’ve probably heard the old saying, “The customer is always right”. And some of us may not believe that’s always true, however, the crux of the saying is really about dealing with customer complaints in the most effective, advantageous way possible. Continue reading
Join Javier and Francois on each Wednesday in March 2018
Our next ‘Sip Your Cellar’,
Bring your cellared bottles of wine to be enjoyed with Javier Codina, please find the new menu below.
Bookings for available for Dinner from 6:00 pm
Veal Sweetbread Cannelloni • Ginger Essence
Fresh Moreton Bay Prawns”Del Maree” • Pernod Deglazed
New England Partridge • Valhrona Chocolate • Farro
Poached Yellow Peach • Vanilla Cream • Catalan Pyjamas
For bookings please call, email or make a booking via our website
Phone 07 3221 7655
Address 12 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000
You probably use Spanish olive oil every day, have sampled a platter of tasty tapas and you may even have gone as far as making your own paella, but how much do you really know about Spanish cuisine? All of these foods have made their way well beyond Spain’s borders, but have you ever wondered what has brought about such a rich and varied offering? Continue reading
Who doesn’t love a wedding? You’re in the midst of a massive party surrounded by your close family and friends, celebrating the fact that you’ve just made a commitment to one of the most amazing people you know. What’s not to love? Well … possibly choosing your reception venue! Continue reading