Once In A Blue Moon

General Manager Jane Purnell & Head Chef Gary Mercardo

Brisbane financial whizz Mark Holzworth has acquired the well know Trinity Beach eatery Blue Moon Grill.  The purchase took place last year apparently after a visit to the restaurant his interest.  We caught up with Mark's general manager Jane Purnell to see what changes new ownership might herald.  

Blue Moon has always represented a cut above, offering what FNQ does best, a relaxed environment underpinned with the fundamentals of fine dining.  Think outdoor table cloths, tall cocktails and well-mannered table service, and you are pretty much there.

"We want to grow, but we know this place has been here a long time and certainly don't want to change what is an excellent mix!"  Jane explained that they had been sensitive to the needs of the staff during the ownership change and the head chef, Gary Mercardo, along with other key team members were reaming in situ.  "The desire for us is to maintain consistency while helping to make improvements by supporting the current team."  

"Regular diners shouldn't notice any significant differences; we are updating equipment and standardising systems to make everything easier both in the kitchen and front of house.  The only significant change is we are welcoming a new restaurant manager, to replace the day to day roles of the previous owners."

"As a business, we want to continue to support and reflect local produce and suppliers." " We are actively encouraged by the popularity of our unique local dishes.  Our menu has just seen a brief refinement but we still heavily feature local seafood, and native crocodile and kangaroo.  These are popular with both locals and tourists alike."

"We are very pleased to be able to service both markets, and are seeing return custom from regular locals as well as visitors."

Blue Moon Grill is open seven days for dinner from 5.00pm with breakfast available at weekends 7.30-11.00am.

6/22-24 Trinity Beach Road

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