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at December 8, 2013 | 6:56 am | 0 Comment

We can’t get enough of Outrigger Noosa. Not just because it is located in a very special spot at the top of Little Hastings Street in Noosa, or that it has an awesome menu - from their fabulous restaurant View on Little Hastings, or that it supports local suppliers where possible, from Moya Valley chicken (the hinterland), Noosa Spanner Crab, Mooloolaba prawns,

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Divine destination function venue

at November 29, 2013 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

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I wrote not that long ago about the delicious (and wonderfully indulgent) experience in Outrigger Noosa’s restaurant View on Little Hastings (I am still salivating from the meal that we enjoyed!) What I didn’t mention is that they have function facilities, and this makes for an ideal destination function center, in one of the most magnificent locations. They

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Summit

at November 22, 2013 | 12:39 pm | 0 Comment

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I was fortunate enough to dine at the Summit Restaurant three times during one week. Yes you hear me right! Three very important occasions that the Summit was ideal for: 1 ).  Date night with hubby, 2 ).  Sunday girls lunch and 3 ).  The in-laws in town. As I have mentioned previously I am definitely one to analyse everything and expect quality and consistency, in

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VIEW from the top

at October 19, 2013 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

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Many locals (SEQ’lders) love to head to Noosa to enjoy a weekend away, go for a beach day trip or attend one of the many events held in this divine location, such as the International Food & Wine Festival and the Noosa Triathlon. I was lucky enough recently to be invited to stay a night at the fabulous Outrigger Noosa with my husband and boy was it an ideal way to

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Saké – contemporary Japanese cuisine

at June 6, 2013 | 11:37 pm | 0 Comment

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Saké, located on the upper level at Eagle Street Pier, epitomises the funky and diverse designer spaces that (I think secretly) we all want to dine in (on a regular basis). Perched on the waterfront, this inner-city modern Japanese venue combines a divine ‘local flavour’ menu (kitchen led by Executive Chef Shaun Presland), with an extensive and mouth-watering list

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Cooking up an urban storm: The Golden Pig

at May 16, 2013 | 6:38 am | 0 Comment

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@ The Golden Pig Food & Wine School Think back to how you first learnt to cook. Was it your mum, nanna or even your father that taught you the tricks of the trade? From when we are children, our palates develop and we often aspire to expand our culinary repertoire. For many of us we often hone our skills and expand our knowledge base by employing collaborative

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Welcome to Brisbane’s Bavarian Bier Cafe

at May 9, 2013 | 1:39 am | 0 Comment

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The Bavarian Bier Café at Eagle Street Pier is the first instalment in Brisbane of the successful Sydney franchise. Gauging by its success thus far (down to a myriad of factors – bier selection, menu, location, location, location, fit out and ‘uniforms’), it is just a matter of time before one pops up on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.Being married to a German

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Pop Up & Pop In – Dîner en Blanc

at May 1, 2013 | 4:18 am | 0 Comment

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To continue on from our previous post about Pop up restaurants featuring Alfred & Constance: Pork, Cork & Fork, in this post we will have a closer look at Dîner en Blanc. Dîner en Blanc was started in 1988 by Frenchman Francois Pasquier, when he wanted to organise a catch-up picnic under the stars with friends. With too many takers to dine in his own garden, he

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Pop Up & Pop In – Alfred & Constance

at April 28, 2013 | 4:03 am | 1 Comments

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I am sure by now that you have heard of or even experienced a pop up Restaurant. For those not in the know, a pop up restaurant is a when a temporary restaurant is set up in a temporary space. It can be for a few hours or even for a few months. Usually taking advantage of unique and different spaces/venues. Popular in Europe for years, they are quickly being introduced

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Hospitality Awards 2013

at April 21, 2013 | 3:38 am | 0 Comment

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This week has been a BIG week for food and hospitality industry awards. In spite of 2012 being a challenging year for the industry, many restaurants/venues have been successful in thriving and producing great results. On Monday the brisbanetimes.com.au Queensland Good Food Guide, announced it’s annual awards at Lightspace in Fortitude Valley, then on Tuesday the Clubs

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The Thai Orchid Carindale opens its doors

at April 14, 2013 | 2:05 am | 0 Comment

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The sister restaurant to the multi award winning Thai Orchid Springwood has moved from Milton to new premises at 1019 Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale, across from the Carindale Hotel entrance. The Thai Orchid is Brisbane’s oldest and original Thai restaurant. Owner Tina Ratanavaraha said “we are very excited about our new location at Carindale and after extensive

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Riverbar & Kitchen: Cocktails & Views

at April 11, 2013 | 1:29 am | 0 Comment

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There was a big cavity on the riverfront since the Boardwalk Bar & Bistro at Eagle Street Pier closed down. It was a crime to leave such a unique spot on the Brisbane River without a fitting venue for so long. So it was with much anticipation that Brisbane greeted it’s new addition in December last year, and Riverbar & Kitchen has not disappointed. Riverbar

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Haute Cuisine @ Palace Cinemas Brisbane

at March 31, 2013 | 5:08 am | 0 Comment

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"This delicious drama with a generous pinch of comedy is based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand's private cook. Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the

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Seafood in focus

at February 13, 2013 | 8:02 am | 0 Comment

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Queensland is synonymous with seafood. Every second restaurant is sure to have an amazing signature seafood dish on their menu, such as Il Centro’s Sand Crab Lasagne, as featured on the front cover of the last issue of Dining Out Magazine Brisbane. It makes sense, being seafood fanatics and all, that Queensland’s East Coast is the home of the largest fleet of fishing

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Welcome to the new dining out® website!

at February 13, 2012 | 6:59 pm | 0 Comment

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We have been working hard to develop a new website that offers YOU a fantastic resource for dining and entertainment options, that is also user-friendly. Well here it is! We are so excited, and we are sure that you will be too. Just to give you a little introduction, you can easily find a variety of dining options either by search, cuisine or location. It's easy! We have

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