L’Altro Restaurant at The Valley Estate, a Pop-Up Dining Experience

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Brought to you by restaurateur Cherie Uzan – owner and creator of two iconic Gold Coast venues, Balboa Italian and The Valley Estate.

Two iconic Gold Coast establishments, Balboa Italian, renowned for its culinary excellence, and The Valley Estate, a luxury wedding venue of distinction, are set to join forces for an unprecedented culinary venture. The result? L’Altro, a pop-up restaurant, like no other, ready to captivate discerning palates from 1 January 2024 to 1 April 2024, marking a limited-time exclusive dining experience at The Valley Estate’s captivating Manor. This is a unique concept of which has been in the works for some time now, orchestrated and brought to life by restauranteur and creative mastermind Cherie Uzan. Anticipation is high in commencing 2024 offering a limited time, 3-month only preview of this exciting concept in development in the beautiful Currumbin Valley at The Valley Estate.

Embark on a Culinary Journey:

L’Altro is not just a dining experience; it’s an immersive journey that defies culinary boundaries. Born from the collaborative spirit of Balboa Italian and The Valley Estate, L’Altro seamlessly blends re-imagined old-world Italian style with Mediterranean influences and the finest Australian produce. Guests are invited upon an experiential dining odyssey, a celebration of flavours that promises to excite and tantalize.


Daily Changing Set Menu:

At the heart of L’Altro’s allure is its daily-changing set menu, a culinary symphony crafted around exquisite meats and seafood. Embracing a philosophy of cooking over open coals and flames, each dish tells a story of passion and dedication to the art of gastronomy. L’Altro’s commitment to a dynamic menu ensures that every visit is a fresh and surprising exploration of flavours.

A Setting Like No Other:

L’Altro sits differently within its setting, a re-imagination of space that unites The Valley Estate’s Manor’s existing visual splendour with the ethos of L’Altro. Ancient olive trees take centre stage beneath sparkling chandeliers, framing a unique vision for this exclusive pop-up restaurant.


Exclusive Collaboration:

This collaboration is a harmonious marriage of two distinct venues. Balboa Italian’s culinary expertise combines seamlessly with The Valley Estate’s luxurious ambience, creating a unique venue that promises an extraordinary dining experience.

Limited-Time Exclusive:

L’Altro is set to open its doors for an exclusive 3-month period, with selected dates from 1 January 2024 to 1 April 2024. This limited-time engagement adds an air of exclusivity, inviting guests to savour the culinary magic for a fleeting but unforgettable moment.


A Legacy in the Making:

As the curtains rise on L’Altro, it leaves in its wake a legacy of culinary innovation and experiential dining. The collaboration between Balboa Italian and The Valley Estate promises to redefine the gastronomic landscape and set a new standard for exclusive pop-up dining.

Join Us at L’Altro:

For those who seek the extraordinary, L’Altro is the destination. Indulge in a daily-changing set menu, explore the nuances of open flame cuisine, and bask in the splendour of a setting like no other.





About Balboa Italian:

Balboa Italian Restaurant brings Italy to the Gold Coast. The quality of food and beverages are of the highest standard, the atmosphere is inclusive, with a feeling of family and togetherness, something synonymous with Italy. Bringing people together to enjoy the senses of taste, smell, sight, and sound. A passion and commitment for delivering the highest quality dining experience is achieved through creating a unique blend of atmosphere and culinary delights.






About The Valley Estate:

Nestled in the hinterland of the Currumbin Valley, The Valley Estate is a truly magical, award-winning wedding venue. A bespoke, one-off space crafted to inspire celebration and reflection with loved ones. The Valley Estate hosts exclusive, bespoke wedding celebrations and special events open to the public.