Food and Wine

The Steakhouse

The Steakhouse

Over the last few weeks we have developed a close relationship with our Clownfish Club babysitter Bree, who seems to be spending every other evening at home with the kids while we are out at various restaurants and events around the island. Last night we met old friends who were on their fifth family holiday [...]

Lunch at Pebble Beach

Lunch at Pebble Beach

I confess. I am writing this posting in a qualia-induced haze. I have just returned from lunch at Pebble Beach, where I enjoyed a delicious lunch, a glass of wine, a perfectly clear sky and a gentle breeze to break through the humidity. The deck of the Pebble Beach restaurant is the perfect place to [...]

Dan Hunter’s Feast

Dan Hunter’s Feast

Dan Hunter’s Great Barrier Feast was a fantastic way to start the festive season. The 3rd December showpiece dinner was a study in honest food, delicately served with unadulterated, pure flavours. The first course, and my favourite, was Tomato on Toast. It sounds simple, but you try finding 10 heirloom tomatoes, (one for each seat [...]

Visiting Dent Island

Visiting Dent Island

A while ago I went on the Hamilton Island Golf Club tour. It was a free activity, booked directly with the golf club, and suitable for children. It is a self drive tour around the course, guided by one of the staff. Following the tour I was talking with the restaurant team about access to [...]

Good Food

Good Food

Over the last few weeks we have spotted many familiar faces as the 2012 Good Food Guides were released. We were delighted to see Peter Gilmour from Quay taking out Chef of the Year in Sydney while Attica & Ben Shrewry took out Best Restaurant in Melbourne. Of course neither of these talents are strangers [...]

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

Peter Gilmour – WOW!

People have asked me about the Peter Gilmour dinner at the Hamilton Island Great Barrier Feast Food and Wine Series at qualia and my response tends to be “It was….um….<groan>… amazing…” which is not very eloquent or helpful nor descriptive or even flattering.  But the truth of the matter is that it was incredible and [...]

Bommie

Bommie

Nestled within the iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club, you’ll find the island’s newest dining experience –and it’s fine enough to rival the very best the big cities have to offer. Striking architecture, fine food and wine and superb Australian service. Welcome to Bommie. Many cities lay claim to at least one iconic piece of architecture. [...]

The Great Barrier Feast

The Great Barrier Feast

For lovers of fine food it is nothing short of heaven. One of the country’s most celebrated chefs conducting masterclasses in the most idyllic location, for a food experience absolutely without equal. Welcome to the Great Barrier Feast Food & Wine Series. (Images: Andrea Francolini) Composer Lionel Bart was pretty much right on the money [...]

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