Sips & Bites: Winter 2023

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…

UP AND AT EM’ 

Early Birds is Kawana’s newest hub for coffee, connection, co-working – and a 1925 Chevrolet that belongs to the owner’s grandfather!

BIG CHANGE

Nambour’s Small Change Espresso has opened a new space on Currie Street. Enjoy fresh brews, loaded toasties and cabinet goodies with a new breakfast and lunch menu!

JOIN THE CLUB

From the Pizzeria to Arrows Bistro to Vine Wine Bar to Café Rubia, The Bower Tree in Sippy Downs offers space for connection, cuisine and play. 

PARADISE #2

Experience a tropical escape where rum flows freely and culinary delights abound at Paradise Rum Bar & Bistro, now open in Mooloolaba! 

RIDE THE RICKSHAW 

Tantalising your tastebuds with inventive cuisine and cocktails, The Rickshaw is an unparalleled riverfront dining experience in Maroochydore inspired by the flavours of Southeast Asia!

BBQ & BREWS

On the last Sunday of every month from 12pm to 3pm, join Eudlo General Store for BBQ & Brews! Enjoy a pig on the spit, Pimms cocktails and 10 Toes beer!

PEREGIAN BLISS

Feast on Peregian Beach Hotel’s new winter menu featuring whole wok-fried local baby snapper, Noosa Spanner Crab linguini and the return of Jungle Curry, slow-cooked with grassfed beef short rib! Or book a cosy booth at il Porto Bar to catch up with friends over share-style meals, wine and cocktails!

ITALIAN STYLE

As dusk falls on Peregian Beach, indulge in Pizzami Gourmet Pizza Bar’s Winter Sunset Special, offering two small classic pizzas and chips to take away from 4pm daily! 

il Vento at The Wharf Mooloolaba is offering an Apertivo every Saturday and Sunday from 2.30-5pm. Choose two drinks (Aperol Spritz, wine or Peroni) and an antipasto platter or pizza to share for just $45! Keep an eye out for the next Italian Regional Wine Dinner with four courses and matching wines from a region of Italy.

WINING DOWN

Wednesday Wine Down Dinners at Maleny’s newest boutique wine bar, Spill Wines, offers a new dish each week that will be accompanied by $5 corkage on a category of wine that pairs best!

SPIRITS OUT BUSH

Congratulations to Beachtree Distilling Co.’s Organic Native Skippy Gin for taking home gold in Contemporary Gin at the 2023 International Wine and Spirit Competition! This gin is as Aussie as it gets with strawberry gum, lemon myrtle, finger lime, Kakadu Plum and native pepperberries.

MACADAMIA MAGIC

Tell Nutworks your original macadamia nut flavour idea and win a weekend getaway at Mayan Farm, dinner with Matt Golinski, a Nutworks Hamper and gift voucher and the fame of your flavour produced as a limited-edition Nutworks product! Entries close 14 July at 3pm! 

LOCALS WITH SOLE!

Thursday night is Locals Night at Sole Restaurant! Enjoy an ocean-to-plate dining experience and receive a complimentary house wine or beer!

XMAS IN JULY

Head to Secrets on the Lake for a stunning Dining on the Deck Christmas in July on 21 July. There are four seating times and three delicious courses to choose from.

ACQUA EXCELLENCE

Don’t miss the Tuesday night Steak Special at Caloundra’s Acqua Restaurant & Bar. Choose from a 200gram Rib Eye or 250gram Black Angus Rump or Striploin Grain Fed steak cooked on the charcoal grill and served with your choice of sauce, chips and salad! Excellent!

AUTHENTIC ASIAN 

Looking for authentic Chinese and Asian dishes? Head to Coolum Beach Bowls Club where Golden Bite offers traditional favourites such as Sweet & Sour Pork, Honey Chicken and Mongolian Lamb. With more than 40 years’ experience cooking in five-star hotels in Hong Kong, owner and Head Chef Sammy Lui dishes up the flavours from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Thailand; alongside some Aussie favourites such as Surf N Turf and Crumbed Lamb Cutlets.

BELLA BRILLIANCE! 

We’re drooling over the new winter menu at Mooloolaba’s Bella Venezia. With hits like Mooloolaba YellowFin Tuna Crudo; House Made Gnocchi; Braised Tasmanian Lamb Shoulder Rigatoni; Carnaroli Risotto; and Sous Vide Grain Fed Eye Fillet, it will be hard to choose a favourite! 

DON’T MISS!

SEAFOOD SEDUCTION! Enjoy a fresh, fun and flavoursome Seafood Seduction at Sole Restaurant, Marcoola! Start with a superb sparkling and the freshest oysters plucked from the live shucking station before settling into another two more courses of stunning seafood and a decadent dessert to finish – all matched with stunning Australian wines. With only 50 seats, this event will sell out fast!

SOLE SEAFOOD SEDUCTION

Friday 18 August, 11.30am-2.30pm
$95 per person four-courses with matching wines.
Sole Restaurant, 10 Seaward Lane, Marcoola

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