The team behind The Soda Factory are opening a Caribbean-themed jerk diner and rum bar.
Opening on Monday July 13, the kitchen at the new venue is being led by head chef Adrian Poon who has spent an extensive amount of time travelling throughout the Caribbean. Poon is in charge of whipping up Rosie’s homemade sauces including Rosie Campbell’s signature jerk sauce and the mango habanero hot sauce.
Joining Poon on the menu development team is Jessica Sly. Formerly of Rockpool Consulting, Sly has been responsible for recipe and menu development across a number of high-profile global projects and cookbooks.
Hitting Rosie’s American diner style booths and tables will be a signature jerk chicken (with homemade jerk sauce, coconut-infused rice and peas and sunshine slaw), a soft shell crab burger with tamarind sauce, slaw and yellow mayo, a range of Jamaican patties (Red Stripe braised oxtail), jerk pork dumplings and rum-based desserts from warm caramel rum cake with banana ice cream and whipped cream to Caribbean mess with ginger cookie and rum caramel.
Brunchers and lunchers can expect the inclusion of the brunch burrito, Rosie’s pancake stack (with sugar banana, spiced rum butter and maple syrup), paired with coffee from the region and cold-pressed juices. Fresh fruit from the region such as pineapple, mango and coconut feature alongside aromatic herbs, warm spices, pickled vegetables and American diner influences.
With rums from Cuba to the Caribbean islands, Rosie’s will also feature American brew, Blue Moon on tap as well as bottled Red Stripe and Brooklyn Lager. The venue will also have its own specialty beers- Rosie’s Pale Ale and Rosie’s Golden Lager, both available on tap.
Rosie Campbell’s can seat 65, is available for private functions and is located at 320 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW.