Little Bites: December 2018

Bite-sized news for hungry Gold Coast foodies.

Meets & Eats? Don’t mind if we do

Meets & Eats is a three-course progressive dining experience which provides an opportunity to meet new people and try new eats – whether you’re single or not – and it’s arrived on the Gold Coast. The three-course progressive dinners aren’t just for the socially adventurous. With the comfort of old friends, guests have the opportunity to expand their social circle whilst discovering new neighbourhood bites on foot. Guests register as a group of four or a group of two (if they dare to be paired with another group of two). On the night, they share each course with a different group of four, at a different restaurant. All restaurants are within walking distance of each other. At the end of the evening, all guests are encouraged to kick on to our preferred after-dinner venue for a night cap together. The next moving feast is taking place in Nobby Beach on Friday 1 December. For more information, check out meetsandeats.com.au.

New ‘mini precinct’ to arrive in Broadbeach

CEO of Windermere Hospitality, Ben Walsh, has announced his company’s expansion plans with a new multi-venue project at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. Windermere Hospitality won the exclusive food and beverage retail space rights to a new 219-room apartment tower. The extremely popular Noosa restaurant brand, Miss Moneypenny’s, will be branching out to the Gold Coast site. The space will also feature Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner, which is set to be an extremely unique, branded American style sports pub. Miss Moneypenny’s and Fat Freddy’s is scheduled to open in early March 2018.

A touch of France for hungry Gold Coasters

Comme à la Maison (CALM) is dreaming of a new food model adapted to the Gold Coast lifestyle: make healthy eating more convenient than fast food. Comme à la Maison was born a few months ago from a simple idea: Gold Coasters should never have to choose between their quality time and a healthy diet. To make this happen, CALM’s two French founders Aurelia and Marine are making meals ‘just like home’, with fresh ingredients following authentic family recipes. Comme à la Maison will soon expand their offer to ‘lunchbox delivery’. With classics just as Beef Bourguignon (pictured), Chicken à la Bière and Lemon Meringue Tart on the menu, we can only say “Oui oui!” Enquiries can be sent to contact@commealamaison.com.au or visit commealamaison.com.au for more information.

8 Street Brings Chinatown to the heart of the Gold Coast

On track to open early next year, a vibrant new Asian restaurant and street food precinct, 8 Street at Cavill Lane will deliver an authentic oriental and subcontinental experience to Surfers Paradise. Designed to take diners on a sensory journey of the Orient, 8 Street will open till late and beckon patrons to sample delights from the iconic cuisines of China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, India and more, amid an authentic atmosphere that will appeal equally to locals, drive market and tourists. Diners can feast their eyes on a spectacular scene of crimson and gold lanterns dotted above open rich timber kitchen spaces, where traditional chefs make a tantalising array of mouth-watering dishes, including BBQ duck, dumplings, dim sum, pho, bibimbap, banh mi, rice paper rolls, and so much more. The first stage of 8 Street at Cavill Lane is expected to open to the public in January 2018.

 

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