Pack your sense of culinary adventure and set out to discover Rick Shores Burleigh Heads. Occupying the space underneath Oskars on Burleigh, the Asian fusion restaurant sits somewhere between fine dining and Gold Coast casual and offers a fanciful selection of Thai-based nosh with culinary influences drawn from India, Vietnam and Japan to create a truly modern dish. Pull up a seat on the top level and pick at a plate or two of peppery betel leaf stuffed with soft shell crab and crisp apple slaw, beautifully fresh baos filled with barbecue roasted duck, plumb and cucumber or Thai tuna tartare tacos from the bar snacks menu or head down to the main dining area for a more extensive selection. The yellow curry with king prawn, turmeric, coconut and kaffir lime leaf is a popular choice but if it’s just too hot for a spicy curry, the vibrant Asian salads offer a lighter alternative. Rick Shores also offers an extensive well-matched wine list filled with interesting, organic and biodynamic drops to try alongside curious Thai-inspired cocktails.