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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterCelebrating 14 years work and heralding in a new era for chef Peter Gunn, his first restaurant Ides will open its doors mid March at 92 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne.“I really like that danger zone, the risk of not planning a menu too much” explains Gunn, “and making dish decisions as last minute as possible so I can keep that energy in the menu. The success of the monthly dinners really gave me the confidence that I could run a permanent kitchen in this way. At Ides we want to deliver that same edge in our dishes, but this time not limited by the restrictions of a makeshift kitchen or dinning room.”Seating 36 guests Ides will open from Wednesday to Saturday dinner only. The single menu will offer six courses – four savoury and two sweet – with alternatives for dietary requirements. Working with acclaimed designer Grant Cheyne the restaurant interior has been created with a lot of imagination and a challenging limited budget. The result is a space whilst comfortable, remains connected to its urban location and energy from the kitchen. With a nod to its roots, Ides will also continue to challenge itself by introducing ‘One Day Sunday’– a selection of monthly dinners that will have no association with the restaurant, reinventing the whole venue and giving a totally different dining experience each month.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more