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FROM THE ARCHIVES… Nothing breathes luxury quite like lobster and champagne. Well, maybe Monaco in spring, but we’re talking right here, right now! After sell-out pop-ups in Sydney and Melbourne, it’s the Gold Coast’s turn to welcome the Lobster Shack to the Gold Coast for three weeks only in January 2018. The popup is the...
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As we reach the shortest day of the year, winter chills creep in as the sun sinks behind the hills. We linger in tracky dacks, loathe to venture out, content to reach for comfort food in the shelter of warm homes. The winter solstice or ‘Yuletide’ marks a turning point from which days get longer,...
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Many storms are followed by a rainbow. When we gather on a bright winter’s day in June for a long table lunch beside the lake at Mavis’s Kitchen, we are thinking celebration. But the sobering trip along the Tweed reminds us of the devastation caused by the flood just two months before. Grass, beaten into...
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We’re feeling lucky. After all, it’s Chinese New Year and, with the rain obligingly staying at bay, this year’s Long Table Dinner at Salt Village looks like a winner! Somehow Western society has missed out on many of the symbolic meanings of foods. Take away the bread and wine from communion, the ‘bad’ and ‘good’...
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NOTE: The McCluskeys have sold their share in Aloha in preparation for another project. Watch this space! If fabulous cocktails and delish food are your thing, head on down to Aloha Bar & Dining, tucked in off the laneway behind Main Place, Broadbeach. Aloha is the first in what’s hoped will be a series of...