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During its Forty Days of Flavour held during March and April 2021, The Star shone a spotlight on food offerings at The Star Gold Coast and The Star Treasury Brisbane. One of the specialty events was a four-course progressive dinner complete with wine pairings, showcasing signature dishes from four of The Star’s best restaurants. Think...
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If you’re a lover of Mexican food, you may be surprised to know that for over 25 years the Gold Coast has been home to Queensland’s only Australian owned manufacturer of corn and flour tortillas, Diego’s Authentic Foods. Established in 1995 by Deann and Colin Thomson, this family-owned business began in Miami, later moving into...
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There’s never been a better time to explore our local region than the present. With restrictions lifting and the weather simply gorgeous, why not step out and enjoy Flavours of Ipswich, a food festival held from April 7-24, 2021. During this time, some of Ipswich’s favourite restaurants are offering fixed price lunches and dinners aimed...
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When we think of a getaway on the Sunshine Coast, there are many attractions in the region worth searching out. From the gleaming sands of Fraser Island to the bountiful Mary Valley and the rolling hills of Maleny and Montville, there’s a diversity of beauty, history and cultural activity happening all over the Sunshine Coast,...
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While Tasmania’s rugged beauty is one of the island state’s attractions for tourists, there’s no denying the pull of its cuisine. Tasmania, with its clean air, rich soil and abundant rainfall grows some of the best food in the world: fresh seafood, gourmet meat and fruit and vegetables packed with flavour. Tasmania is home to...
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If there’s ever a place to shake up our perception of Surfers Paradise as the Glitter Strip, it’s Bobs, AKA Best of Beers. A family-run business, Bobs was opened by Melbourne cousins Karambir Khanijou and Dhi Vig together with their friend, experienced brewer Ryan Fullerton (ex-Victoria’s Red Duck, Bad Shepherd and Clifton Hill breweries). It’s...
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Beneath our love of all things new, we are creatures of habit. It’s too easy to go back to places we love; places that have the vibe we love, reflecting a lifestyle we aspire to. In the spirit of sharing, we pay homage to some of our most popular brunch places, giving you an alternative...
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A trip to Queensland’s Granite Belt is one of our favourite car journeys. While it’s not possible to visit every one of the 50 or so wineries in a long weekend, following the Vine and Shine Trail we plot out three days of indulgence visiting vineyards and artisan food producers stretched across the region. To...
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Twenty 8 Delights is a fledgling Gold Coast cake baking business that emerged from Covid lockdown. Sisters Sheryl and Iris Lim both have professional careers, but for Sheryl baking is her ‘happy place’. Sheryl is an extremely talented self-trained baker who has perfected her craft by learning from the internet and recipe books, improving her...
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When it comes to running a food business, the ‘frontman’ counts. It’s essential to have a dynamic personality that people gravitate to, a natural charm that entices us off our seats. Fortunately, Benita Salvatore, the proprietor of Kilometre Zero cooking classes, has personality in bucketloads. “Ciao e Benvenuti!” Benita greets fellow foodies enthusiastically as they...