The Dish: secret garden soirees, arty parties and bougie bug rolls
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 fresh new menu from a much-loved cafe, bougie bites and a luxurious secret garden.
Bougie lobster rolls at Motto Motto
After a tough year, it’s likely the purse strings have tightened and lobster is strictly off the menu for many. If you’ve been craving crustaceans but aren’t keen to sell a kidney, we have some exciting news – Motto Motto is launching what could very well be Australia’s most inexpensive-yet-indulgent lobster roll. From Tuesday November 9, diners can wrap their mitts around its limited-edition lobster roll, which is designed by the venue’s executive chef Ryuji Tomihara, for just $16. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, allow us – a toasted buttered burger bun packed full of succulent Atlantic lobster meat, topped with shallots, lashings of creamy yuzu dressing, freshly sliced avocado and black fish roe – it’s a sight to behold before quickly devouring. The lavish lobster rolls are available at Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre, but you’d better be quick – numbers are limited and they’re only around for a week or so.
T’amerò’s mouth-watering new menu
If you reside in or around the Burleigh Waters/Varsity Lakes area and have a penchant for perfect woodfired pizza, it’s highly likely you are already well familiar with T’amerò. Almost a year to date since we first gazed lovingly at T’amerò’s crisp creations, the pizza slinger has dropped a mouth-watering new menu, which includes a bolstered selection of entrees as well as two woodfired gnocchi dishes. Whilst all of the new creations are worthy of your attention (trust us on that one), it’s pretty hard to go past the Number 1 pizza, which is topped with king prawns on a fiery-yet-sweet base of jalapeno and pineapple and topped with red onions, coriander and mozzarella. Yum. Text 0431 152 800 to book a table, pronto.
Unleash your inner artist at i like ramen
By now you’re probably pretty across the concept of a paint and sip class but if you’re keen to also much on a personalised platter of plant-based cheese while you create your Australian botanical masterpiece, i like ramen’s paint and sip is for you. The arty party is taking place on November 16 and tickets are $65, which includes everything you need to unleash your inner artist as well as a drink on arrival. Nab your tickets here.
Yamagen’s Secret Garden
The iconic cherry blossom tree has returned to QT Gold Coast’s Yamagen, taking centre stage in the luxe locale’s Secret Garden. To celebrate, the garden will be serving up an assortment of epicurean delights – think Roku Gin floral-inspired cocktails and an array of Yamagen’s drool-inducing small bites. The menu will feature Available until November 30, the unique izakaya menu will be offered for sessions in the sunshine from 3:00 pm for walk-ins, bookings and private functions – if you’re keen to really level up your next celebration.
Treat yourself to champagne and caviar at Cheese Me Baby
This cheese-centred Mermaid Beach locale is something of a culinary chameleon, slinging everything from breakfast bites to top-notch vino and afternoon oysters. After opening earlier this year, Cheese Me Baby is now opening up for a diverse array of events and community celebrations. In the last couple of weeks, it has hosted a Friday night oysters session (keep your eyes peeled for more) and Sunday Sessions featuring Black Hops, Pony Boy BBQ and live music, to name a few. This Friday November 5, the crew is upping the ante with champagne and caviar from 4:00–7:00 pm. Sounds like a pretty excellent way to end the working week if you ask us! Cheese & Chill is also back on Sunday from 2:30–5:30 pm.
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