The Dish: Afternoon aperitivos, taco Tuesdays and a mid-week rendezvous for two
There’s a lot happening on the Gold Coast 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 tastebuds. This week we’ve got word of a top-notch date night, afternoon bites and bubbles along with bargain blueberry margs.
Aperitivo Hour at La Bella Cellar
We have something to admit – there’s something delightful about meeting friends for an afternoon in the sunshine and enjoying plentiful wining and dining while still being tucked up in bed by an acceptable hour. Maybe we’re just getting old, but if you’re also partial to some daytime bevvys then La Bella Cellar has just the event for you. Check out the brand-new Aperitivo Hour, where the Burleigh-based sip-slinger will be serving up discounted prosecco, Aperol spritzes and Peroni along with half-price cheese boards on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Head here to peep more details on this sublime sipping opportunity.
Taco Tuesdays at Fig + Frankie’s
The peach-hued purveyor of delectable bites and top-notch tipples that is Fig & Frankie’s is serving up a brand-new meal deal this week – taco Tuesdays! There’s six different varieties of taco including veggie and vegan options – think haloumi, roast pumpkin, Korean beef and chipotle pork. These delicious handfuls of flavour-packed goodness are just $5, which you can team with drool-worthy sips like classic, chilli, watermelon and blueberry margaritas (because can you really have tacos without margs?) for $15, or $25 jugs of red or white wine sangria! You can wrap your mitts around this deliciousness from 5:00–9:00 pm every Tuesday. Head here to nab your table.
Rendezvous for Two at Maman
If you need one – take this as your sign to make your Wednesday night date night. Coastal-inspired locale Maman is dishing up a top-notch meal deal weekly for spring, which features a four-course spread for just $50 per person. Start with a selection of sourdough, hummus and burrata before choosing from small plates like cured ocean trout or lamb kofta on pita, before selecting a main from the more substantial fare – think melt-in-your-mouth beef terrine and fresh snapper with smashed turmeric potatoes. End the night with a sweet treat – hellooo flourless chocolate cake topped with double cream and pistachio praline. Head here to book.
Local Love at QT Gold Coast
You may not be able to leave Queensland at the moment, but we think QT Gold Coast’s locals-only offer is as good – if not better – than any holiday. Catch up poolside in your very own luxe cabana, which are usually exclusive to QT Gold Coast guests. Devour irresistible bug rolls and quench your thirst with a jug of cocktail spritz, which is included in your cabana hire price of just $49. Yep, you read that correctly! Two bug rolls, a shared cocktail jug and cabana hire for two people are included. It’s an exclusive deal that’s limited for a reason – but we’re not complaining. Head here to nab your own little slice of paradise for a day in the sunshine.
Thirsty for more? We love to see it! Here’s some other foodie news you may have missed – take a peek inside the Brazilian locale that’s just hit Nobbys Beach, read all about the Northern Rivers bistro Tweed River House and say hello to Street Food Cartel.
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