Whilst working together in some of Manhattan's best restaurants, Flinders Lane was founded in NYC in 2014 over a few shift drinks between founders Chris & Chris reminiscing about their hometown.
Inspired by the gritty, urban laneway culture of Melbourne, Australia, the guys wanted to bring a slice of the Australian hospitality culture to the US of A. Vibrant street art, tiny cafes and hidden bars the laneways of Melbourne offer a treasure trove of local bars and cutting edge restaurants.
Fast forward 5 crazy years, Aussie Chef & partner Brad Stewart has joined the team, Flinders Lane Kitchen & Bar opened in downtown Stamford in 2017 serving locals a slice of Australian culture in Connecticut
WHAT IS MODERN AUSTRALIAN CUISINE?
Similar to NEW AMERICAN cuisine, Modern Australian cuisine celebrates the multicultural heritage of Modern day Australia.
"Sometimes cultures collide in the most delicious way. Take Australia, where the food of
British settlers has mixed with that of Greek and Italian immigrants and the cuisines of
nearby Southeast Asia. Add to that the wide array of fresh seafood available on this
island continent and a climate that yields all kinds of fruits and vegetables, all year
long. And then there's the Australian attitude: No fussing, no over thinking, just bold,
streamlined food made with the best ingredients available and a laser focus on flavor.
Down Under, they have a name for this unlikely culinary equation: They call it Mod Oz