Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide
Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide
Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide
Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide
Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide
Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide

Chopsticks at the ready – Tweed has scored a Asian-inspired bowl pop-up called Hightide

By day, Kennedys Coffee in Tweed Heads is a thriving caffeination station brimming with locals looking for a bite and a brew. For the next three weeks, the convivial neighbourhood noshery will keep the lights on at night while it hosts an Asian-inspired pop-up called Hightide. The pop-up is here for a good time not a long one, with only three weeks left to discover the drool-inducing delights.

Built from a deep love for bowls, the idea for Hightide was born after Mark Kramer – one half of the duo behind Kennedys Coffee – noticed a gap in the local food scene in the southern Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales for the specific flavour-filled bowls he craved. It was this desire for healthier post-work dining options – coupled with a passion for creating an evening dining experience for the locals that frequent Kennedys of a morning – that provided the motivation to embark on a four-week bowl-centric experiment called Hightide.

Mark not only had the perfect space for this venture, but he knew just the person to bring the culinary vision to life – Johanna Obregón. As a chef with seven years of experience on the Gold Coast, Johanna (who currently works at Hail Mary in Burleigh Heads) has expertise in Mexican and Asian-inspired cuisine, qualifying her to be the leading force behind Hightide’s menu. Her ability to finesse and balance the ingredients and textures of each bowl ensures every dish – packed with fresh produce and flavour – is not only a feast for the eyes, but also the taste buds. One of the stand-outs from opening weekend is the salmon bowl, which is loaded with sashimi-grade salmon, and the Vietnamese-inspired beef with slow-cooked brisket. For meat-free mates, the panko-crumbed cauliflower with sweet-soy glaze is a delight.

Hightide pops up on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 pm NSW time (4:00 pm QLD) for the next three weeks. Follow Hightide on Instagram for updates. 

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