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There are seminal times in your life that are meant to happen. You may not will them to, but when they occur your attitude determines the outcome – positive or negative. Gwinganna was one of those events for me. I had made a fresh start to 2021, declaring it ’The Year of Me’. As a...
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The new HOTA Gallery at the Gold Coast’s cultural precinct, Home of the Arts, opened in May 2021, including two new dining venues, Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar. Palette, on the ground floor, is a fine dining restaurant featuring Australian cuisine, especially fresh, high-quality seasonal produce from within the ‘100-mile table’. Complementing the gallery, the...
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Burleigh is a tight knit community of locals who love their coffee and the baristas who make it for them. Cafe owner and barista Brodie Green is one of their favourites. Third generation in a family whose business is coffee distribution, Brodie made the decision to move away from the family business to set his...
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There’s a feeling you get when you first walk into a place that’s all important. It’s evident from the outset, the vibe that can make or break the experience. You experience feelings on a continuum from tense and overwhelmed to relaxed and at ease. Walking into SOMM, short for ‘sommelier’ (because it’s a sommelier-like experience...
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For any foodie, a trip to Southeast Queensland would not be complete without a day at Sirromet Winery. Founded by Terry Morris in 2000, you will find Sirromet, Queensland’s most awarded winery, perched high up on a hilltop on Mt Cotton, 45 minutes from both Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Sirromet is the jewel...
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Uncle Su officially opened its doors to the public this week, offering a delicious blend of Cantonese style favourites with a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan dishes. We interviewed Executive Chef Song Yao Su, after whom the restaurant is affectionately named. Chef Song, what are you best known for as a chef? I like...
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When it comes to drinking a cup of tea, Nerada is the freshest tea that you can get. Moreover, it’s family-owned and Queensland’s own brew. We were privileged to attend a Zoom conference with Tony Poyner, Nerada’s Plantation Director and other members of the Nerada Tea family to learn more about their fabulous tea. For...
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Sanctuary Cove has always been one of our favourite places. It is the perfect mix of relaxation and dreamland, a suburb where we can escape from everyday life and keep our fantasies alive. Whether we enjoy a staycation at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort or make a day trip, our time at Sanctuary Cove usually...
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Kemuri Kitchen has launched a series of omakase dinners held monthly in their Carrara restaurant and they are well worth seeking out. Well known for their excellent casual cuisine and knowledgeable wine service, owners Hiroyuki Okubo is a Master Sommelier, his wife Yuki a French-trained chef. The concept of ‘leaving it to the chef’ encapsulated...
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As Sobah Beverages launches its second wave of development, we talk to co-founder Clinton Schultz. As ‘low and no’ alcohol drinks move into the spotlight, it says a lot about Dr Clinton and Lozen Schultz’s intuition that their product, Sobah, was already paddling the wave before the rest of Australia even saw the swell approaching....