December 21, 2019

A community fundraising event with a star-studded lineup of local chefs raised $51,800 at Fins Plantation House in Duranbah on Sunday evening, with the help of 50 volunteer staff and 186 guests, including world champion pro surfer Joel Parkinson.

Event organisers and co-owners of Fins Restaurant and Fins at Plantation House, Morgan and Steven Snow, felt powerless to help those affected by the unfolding bushfire crisis in their...

September 27, 2019

Recently crowned Queensland’s best Italian restaurant by the Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia, Ristorante Fellini has sprung into spring with an exciting new season menu. 

Featuring seven delightful dishes that burst with colour and flavour, the new menu celebrates the taste of spring with the freshest local ingredients complimenting premium produce including Atlantic salmon, red emperor fillet, duck brea...

The beginning of spring used to be a time foodies looked forward to with excitement. It was a time for the season’s storms to naturally charge the atmosphere with lightning and bond the atmospheric nitrogen for the new growth of plants. It was a time to look forward to the many fruits and vegetables that had lain dormant during winter, sprouting with new energy to be harvested in their prime. A time for growth, a time of plent...

March 30, 2017

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year with much to be grateful for in these past few decades. The Resort’s longstanding reputation is a testament to the brilliant culinary team that drives the indulgent cuisine experience that the Resort is famous for.

One of the Resort’s key points of difference is the extraordinary diversity of the Chefs. Executive Chef Andrew Fraser, elaborates,

“One o...

George Bilios is one of twenty-three doctors who put their heart and soul into Pindara Emergency Centre. Over the last twenty-four years he has worked tirelessly with patients, giving them emergency specialist care in Australia’s first and most successful Private Emergency Centre. Situated in the heart of the gold coast, this service has been expanding its network of relationships for 30 years.  What an amazing co-operative en...

October 27, 2016

How many of you are aware that Joseph “ Jaws” Chestnut is a professional competitive eater who currently holds the world title in Major League Eating?

Who knew there was such a thing as a professional competitive eating circuit?

Riveting to know that “Jaws” won the title by consuming 70 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. Well really. That equates to about 10 loaves of bread and just shy of 7kg. of meat eaten within 12 minutes. God...

April 10, 2016

When it comes to truly living like a Gold Coast local, it’s often refreshing to step away from all the glitz and glamour to discover precious treasures hidden from the limelight. Just as much as anyone, we Gold Coasters love celebrating success, special occasions, or even simply the overdue arrival of the weekend, whilst savouring the delicious delights at one of the growing number of fine dining destinations in our great city...

April 10, 2016


Jupiters celebrates the beauty of the Gold Coast with A new outdoor restaurant

Following the success of its highly popular dining experiences, Cucina Vivo and Kiyomi, Jupiters Gold Coast has opened Garden Kitchen & Bar, its third new restaurant in less than 12 months.

The new venue forms part of Jupiters’ $345 million transformation and blurs the lines between indoors and out, inviting guests to experience an eclectic mix of co...

April 10, 2016

Welcome to the sunshine state. Sun, surf, sand and blue water, combined with rural towns, outback stations and mining developments. The character of the place is emblazoned on the brows of the locals – once a Queenslander, always a Queenslander. Stories passed down through several generations make Queensland special to me.



My great grandfather arrived on a boat from Scotland with big dreams of a new start. He started up a ca...

One of the stars of Sofitel Broadbeach’s esteemed Room81’s menu is Witches Chase Cheese. With Sofitel’s Chef de Cuisine on the hunt for the perfect cheese for their summer menu, we took the opportunity to head to Mount Tamborine and visit the quality local supplier to find out more.

From the lilting ‘bonjour’ that greets every guest at reception to the nightly candle-lighting ceremony that pays homage to Paris as the City of L...

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