It’s official! Kokomo’s in Civic will reopen as Wilma for the first time tonight (3 December).
Described as a “progressive Asian barbeque restaurant”, Wilma is the latest project of HARVAC, Peter and Michael Harrington’s parent company for their venues Akiba, Sage Dining Rooms and Loquita.
Culinary director of HARVAC James Viles and head chef Brendan Hill will be fronting Wilma, with James proclaiming the pair are “pumped” to introduce the venue.
Mr Viles expects their diverse menu to become a real crowd-pleaser.
“Brendan’s put together a menu with a very primitive cooking technique, back to basics and cooking a lot over coals. Probably 80 per cent of the menu cooked directly over coals in a lot of different formats. From wood ovens to konro grills to hot smoking as well, and all with native Australian timbers,” James said.
“The flavour profiles are more along the lines of that Central Asia, China/Cantonese kind of thing, and it’s a large menu. It’s a large share format, casual-style menu with a live raw bar as well.”
The live raw bar will have chefs slicing sashimi and shucking oysters as diners watch on.
While this venue will be more of a restaurant than a bar, The Pearl will also be situated inside Wilma and will feature Asian-inspired cocktails such as an Osaka Old Fashioned and Lychee Dragonfruit Margarita, along with a bar menu featuring scallop prawn tartare, snag sanga and Wilma’s Emperor Tarts.
The 200-plus capacity restaurant has an enormous menu that they say is best experienced through one of the two banquet options.
To book, view the menu or make an enquiry, visit Wilma BBQ.