It’s all red
Just four weeks shy of its 14th birthday, one of Cairns’ local dining institutions is gearing for change. In a re-branding campaign introduced this week, Red Ochre Grill will become Ochre Restaurant and Catering. And with the new name and look comes an exciting new menu including such tempters as seared kangaroo fillet, porcini mushroom risotto, emu and vermicelli spring rolls, ceviche of wild barramundi and ocean trout and many more. After a long and tedious battle to win the right to trademark his restaurant’s name, owner, director and executive chef Craig Squire has created a new identity. Instrumental in establishing the Red Ochre Grill in Adelaide in 1992, Craig Squire and partner Gabrielle Cooney moved to Cairns in 1994 to open their own restaurant. “We have worked very hard to establish ourselves as one of the region’s leading restaurants and have gained a reputation for quality and service – locally, nationally and internationally. Naturally we have wanted to own our business name and determine our destiny,” Craig says.