Food and Wine

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

James Halliday is a wine legend. Both a wine maker and wine lover, he has written or contributed to more than 65 books on wine since he began writing in 1979. His annual Australian Wine Companion is the bestselling and definitive guide to Australian wine. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge through [...]

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

Hosted by highly respected restaurant critic and columnist Simon Thomsen, this gourmet weekend provides guests the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in a ‘behind the scenes’ experience and learn directly from world-class chefs Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter and Alastair Waddell in a world-class setting. Reserve your seat at the table for the Great Barrier Feast [...]

The Steakhouse moves to Sails

The Steakhouse moves to Sails

It was the end of an era when the Steakhouse restaurant closed a few weeks back. There were a few familiar faces there on the final night, where we had the usual: 3x kids steak with an ice cream and choc sauce chaser, two rib eyes, medium, one with béarnaise sauce and the other with [...]

Bommie Restaurant Wins Award

Bommie Restaurant Wins Award

Bommie Restaurant, situated in the stunning Hamilton Island Yacht Club, won the award for “Best Tourism Restaurant in Queensland” at the recent Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence. Executive Chef Nicholas Gomez-Duran was there to accept the award on behalf of the Bommie team. Bommie is one of my favourite spots for dinner [...]

Sipping cocktails at coca chu restaurant

Sipping cocktails at coca chu restaurant

I’m ashamed to say that it has taken me a month to get to coca chu. Having said that, I have enjoyed Executive Chef Adam Woodfield’s gorgeous food a few times, including at a sensational beachside dinner at qualia’s Pebble Beach. But (not for lack of trying) I’ve never walked in the door. That changed [...]

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

Bubbles on Bommie Deck

To celebrate the beautiful weather (I love winter in the Whitsundays) and a return visit by a recently departed friend (can’t keep away), the girls decided to join up for a drink at the Bommie Deck and watch the sunset. The Bommie Deck is part of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club and a perfect spot [...]

Chicken and Crab Salad with Chilli Peanuts, Lime Leaf and Caramelised Green Nahm Jim

Chicken and Crab Salad with Chilli Peanuts, Lime Leaf and Caramelised Green Nahm Jim

With access to some of the world’s highest quality ingredients and fresh produce and the creative inspiration of the Great Barrier Reef, it environs and climate, Hamilton Island offers an elegant variety of dining experiences. In the August 2012 edition of Reef Magazine, Hamilton Island’s new Executive Chefs share their current favourite creations. coca chu [...]

Pork Rib with Sauteed Chestnuts, Caramelised Baby Onions, Apple Puree and Green Beans

Pork Rib with Sauteed Chestnuts, Caramelised Baby Onions, Apple Puree and Green Beans

With access to some of the world’s highest quality ingredients and fresh produce and the creative inspiration of the Great Barrier Reef, it environs and climate, Hamilton Island offers an elegant variety of dining experiences. In the August 2012 edition of Reef Magazine, Hamilton Island’s new Executive Chefs share their current favourite creations. Bommie – [...]

Tea Smoked Quail, Pork Jowl, Seeds, Sweet Corn and Jamon Iberico

Tea Smoked Quail, Pork Jowl, Seeds, Sweet Corn and Jamon Iberico

With access to some of the world’s highest quality ingredients and fresh produce and the creative inspiration of the Great Barrier Reef, it environs and climate, Hamilton Island offers an elegant variety of dining experiences. In the August 2012 edition of Reef Magazine, Hamilton Island’s new Executive Chefs share their current favourite creations. qualia – [...]

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

Food Glorious Food – Australia’s Finest Chefs

I can’t wait for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Yes, the racing will be great, and the boats will be beautiful, but I’m talking about the food! Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia’s biggest offshore yachting regatta and attracts both top yachties and weekend cruisers. It also tempts top chefs to abandon their restaurants [...]

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