Sydney’s Frenchies Brasserie has announced a new head chef and expansion plans for the restaurant.

The Elanora Heights venue is set to open a new 70-seat location on Thomas Street in Noosa in the coming weeks.

Current head chef Fabian Oliveau will be relocating to Queensland to launch the waterfront venue, which he describes as a slice of Paris on the Sunshine Coast.

“We will be bringing our exceptional approach to service that reflects our core values and a truly authentic Parisian dining style – attentive yet relaxed, in keeping with the location,” says Oliveau.

The Noosa outpost will feature the restaurant’s best-known dishes including twice-baked St Agur soufflé, hand-cut steak tartare with quail egg and steak with frites.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Pace will be heading up the Northern Beaches location as head chef after stints at Guillaume Brahimi’s Bistro Guillaume and Bennelong during Brahimi’s occupancy.

Pace has also worked at venues around Europe, including France’s Le Temps de Vivre and Michelin star restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée.

“I’m very excited to join the Frenchies Brasserie team and to work alongside Fabian,” says Pace. “We both share the same vision of cooking, using fresh seasonal produce and applying the French technique that we have developed over our professional careers.”



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