Get the dish on refillable wine stations, salty beer and delectable doughnuts

Get the dish on refillable wine stations, salty beer and delectable doughnuts

A lot is happening on the Gold Coast (and surrounds) these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of the coast’s food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your taste buds. This week we’ve got word of refillable wine stations, baked goods and bite-sized seafood snacks. Read on for all of the details …

Get the drop on Carafe Wine’s refillable wine stations
Since opening the doors to Carafe Wine in April 2023, Archie Cox has been on a mission to get Gold Coasters to rethink the way we drink. What you may not know is that the cast majority of wine bottles in Australia aren’t recycled, which means that too many are ending up in landfill. Archie is on a mission to change the wine culture for the better, and has recently unveiled refillable wine stations. It works like this – simply buy a Carafe Wine bottle etched with the logo, have it filled on the spot, take home, consume and bring it back to repeat the process. It’s good news for the environment and for you, because wine.

Devour baked goods from Burleigh’s new Fuel Bakehouse
Late last year, cruffin connoisseurs and doughnut devotees let out an excited welp at the news that Fuel Bakehouse was opening a third location in James Street Burleigh Heads. Joining outposts at Currumbin Creek Road and in Cabarita, Fuel Bakehouse’s hole-in-the-wall Burleigh spot has transformed the former Subway into a new satellite store slinging all of your current Fuel favourites, including its famed doughnuts, savoury pies, cruffins, muffins, breakfasts, lunches, salads and sandwiches. You’ll also find Social Espresso’s beans flowing through the coffee machine, giving you that much-needed pep in your step. Fuel Bakehouse Burleigh Heads is now open!

Spoon the Mr Messina Hot Tub this Valentine’s Day
The wonderful wizards at Gelato Messina are dialing up the romance this year to gift us all with the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat – the Mr Messina Hot Tub. The one-kilo tub of gelato-filled deliciousness is available now to pre-order so you and your love can go spoon-for-spoon on decadent layers of Messina favourites. Based on its most popular gelato specials, Messina’s special Valentine’s Day tub is layered with fior di latte gelato, pretzel fudge, pretzel clusters, baked cheesecake and cheesecake mousse, before being topped with red chocolate ‘crack’ and lovingly piped with vanilla chantilly. Hoo boy! These indulgent tubs can only be pre-ordered via the Messina website, and can be picked up from Gelato Messina in the Paradise Centre between February 12–14. Be quick – they will sell out fast.

Bite into popcorn scallops at Motto Motto
We’ve heard of popcorn chicken, aka tiny parcels of deep-fried happiness, but what about popcorn scallops? Our pals at Motto Motto are upping the ante with a little taste of affordable luxury with its latest menu inclusion. Enjoy the crunch and crispiness of panko-coated popcorn scallops in a donburi bowl, dipped in curry, paired with udon, or just on their own for a delightful snack. The launch is part of Motto Motto’s commitment to setting new standards in the fast-casual dining scene, blending
the best of Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist. Find Motto Motto at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Centre.

Madocke Beer Brewing Company launches beer created from desalinated water
Although a beer made from salt water probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind as a deliciously refreshing beverage, that’s precisely what Ashmore’s Madocke Beer Brewing Company has created. A rising star in the Australian craft brewing scene, the innovative brewery has unveiled an exciting new creation that is made using desalinated water. The aptly named Biere De Mer, launched on Thursday January 25 and is a testament to the commitment of the brand to promote water renewability and address the challenges of water scarcity. By utilising cutting-edge reverse osmosis desalination technology, Biere De Mer not only delivers a crisp and refreshing taste but also highlights the potential for sustainable water sourcing in the brewing process. The process ensures the removal of impurities from seawater, resulting in a clean, fresh and pure water source for drinking or brewing. Keen to try it for yourself? You’d better be quick as it’s flying off the shelves faster than they anticipated!

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