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food & drink
02 Jul 2023 (Monthly)
Scenic Rim Eat Local Month
Scenic Rim Eat Local Month is your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. Eat your way around the region through a month-long program of farm-gate events, culinary experiences and mini-festivals to suit foodies of all ages. Just one hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, experience this renowned celebration of paddock-to-plate and an incredible line-up of on-farm activities, long table lunches showcasing local produce, flavour-filled dinners, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, workshops for all ages, and more! You can see camels, cows and sheep being milked, feed farm animals, pick carrots at Queensland's largest carrot farm and and taste lots of delicious fresh, local food! And don’t miss the Winter Harvest Festival, Eat Local Month’s signature event. Head to the website for all the information.
From now until 30 Jun 2023
Citrique Restaurant Seafood Buffet
Indulge in a variety of fresh local seafood for the ultimate sea to table experience, and enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling, wine, beer or soft-drink and self-parking. Ocean treasures include Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Blue Swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs and more. Land lovers enjoy a wonderful choice of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian inspired dishes, wood-fired pizza and European classics. To finish, indulge in a fantasy array of artful desserts created by their pastry team.
08 Jun 2023
Devine Dating - Speed Introductions Hosted by Social Mingles
Dating Apps are out, Devine Dating - Speed Introductions are in! They provide you with the perfect opportunity to mingle with like-minded singles & get to know each other better in a relaxed & friendly setting. The first meet up is for Male & Females between 45-59 on Thursday 13th April Come and enjoy good food, great drinks and form genuine connections instantly at their fun filled Devine Dating experience! Tickets are only $53 - includes two drinks + match card PLUS LIVE MUSIC Book via the Social Mingles Website. Type “Den Devine” in the search. Thursday 13th April 45-59y/o Thursday 11th May 25-39y/o Thursday 8th June 35-49y/o
10 Jun 2023
Fermented Food Festival
Experience the exciting and taste-bud-blowing world of food fermentation at the inaugural Fermented Food Festival, hosted by Summer Land Camels and The Pickling Project. Learn about the amazing health benefits and the role microorganisms play in overall well-being. Browse through the market stalls, sample fermented cuisine and learn from experts and guest speakers. Eat, drink and shop, pet a camel and relax to the sounds of live music. Whether you are a veteran fermenter or just a fan of sourdough and beer, the Fermented Food Festival will be a fun and informative day for everyone. A showcasing of fermenting practices from around the globe including making krauts, sourdough bread, kombucha, tempeh, Japanese miso, cheese making, beer brewing, Indian dosa, Ethiopian Injera bread, kefir, winemaking and ginger beer. Learn about microorganisms including bacteria and fungi and how they are used to preserve and enhance the flavour of food. Discover the health benefits of fermented foods and the role they play in overall well-being. Learn about soil health and the benefits of microorganisms in the garden and in growing food.
Palm Beach Night Bites Market
Palm Beach locals rejoice! After 20 years of providing farmer’s markets and delicious food across the Gold Coast, The Market Co GC are serving up an exciting new night market every Saturday from 4:00 pm. Get ready to meander through stalls offering up luscious foods from across the globe. Tuck into tasty meals and authentic cuisines from local chefs and cooks. Don’t forget to leave space for a sweet treat or two! This family-friendly market Saturdays on September 3 and will run each Saturday from 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring the kids, enjoy a bite to eat and make the most of some live music under the stars. Image credit: Night Bites Palmy
The Helensvale Farmers Market
Bringing together the community with local farmers, bakers, makers and creators! Support local by starting your weekend at Helensvale State High School every Saturday from 6:00-11:00 am. The markets are dog friendly and feature live music every week!
10 Jun 2023
KALBAR-BQ: gourmet country long table lunch
Scenic Rim Eat Local Month event: After a sensational sell-out event last year, the historic town of Kalbar is once again putting on a gourmet long table lunch to celebrate the very best produce from the Scenic Rim – BBQ style. Bring your appetite for a lazy afternoon of fabulous local produce and enjoy a ‘side-dish’ of great live music and warm Kalbar hospitality in our charming 100 year old hall. Renowned Brisbane foodies – ‘Cuisine on Cue’, will treat you again to a sensational array of Scenic Rim produce. Delicious local proteins such as beef, pork, lamb and even camel will be specially cooked for you, over fire & smoke and served with an array of divine side dishes, salads and desserts in true ‘paddock to plate’ style.
Sunday Lunch on the YOT
Welcome aboard the YOT Club, for a truly unique and special Sunday lunch experience as you cruise the tranquil and picturesque waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater and the Brisbane River, taking in a constantly changing landscape. Enjoy a cocktail on arrival before exploring the culinary talents of Executive Chef, Chris Holland and his masterful interpretation of the seafood tower. Lunch on the YOT is a relaxed full service sit down dining experience catering for small to large table settings. As you cruise along at a leisurely 6 knots, enjoying the ambience of their live acoustic music artists, lunch on the YOT is the ultimate luxury Sunday escape. The cruise includes a two and a half hour superyacht cruise with a three-course seafood lunch menu. You'll be greeted with a cocktail on arrival and live entertainment throughout.
21 Jun 2023 (Monthly)
State of Origin at Goldie’s
COST: FreePresented by Valley Hops Brewing Get among the action at Goldie’s! Watch all three of the big games, on the massive LED screens, as our mighty maroon’s battle it out against the blues yet again. We’ll be dishing up plenty of giveaways, and a tasty dinner for groups of four that book ahead — including karaage chicken, pizza and chips, with a welcome ice cold schooner of Valley Hops Diehards craft lager. You might even score a limited edition stubby cooler to add to your collection. Because you can never have too many, right?! Game Day Group Package Grab your mates and dive head first into our special State of Origin game day package. Enjoy a spread of: Chips Lemon and mountain pepper calamari Popcorn cauliflower Karaage chicken Chef selection wood-fired pizza Welcome schooner of Valley Hops Diehards Lager each Everyday a’la carte dinner menu and same day walk-ins available.
24 Jun 2023
Brunch with Bite at The Island Gold Coast
The same Brunch With Bite that has taken Brisbane and the Gold Coast by storm is back at the Island Gold Coast’s Duke’s Parlour. Tired of vanilla weekends? Spice things up at the Island Gold Coast’s Brunch with Bite. It’s a brunch series from the same team behind the Brisbane series at Cloudland. It’s deliciously naughty and, at the same time, delightfully nice. So, slip into something more comfortable, wrap your arms around your guy and gal pals, and get on down to the Island. Then sink your teeth into something off-the-wall different, and something with a little bit of bite! Arrive ready to be entertained by the riotous and risqué as you indulge in a grazing brunch menu and drinks package, that is as decadent as it is divine! Your hostesses will guide you through shows, and games with fabulous prizes plus some very special VIP guests! See the website for upcoming dates and themes.
24 Jun 2023
Sunset Cocktails and Vodka Tasting
Welcome to Summer Land Camels for this Eat Local Month special Sunset Cocktails and Vodka Tasting with the Camels. Enjoy the stunning sunset views with a glass of your favourite Camel Milk and Honey Vodka Cocktail, along with their delicious grazing platter. Their entree-sized dishes are designed to be shared and will be served on one platter per table showcasing a selection of their award-winning Camel Milk Cheeses and local charcuterie. Indulge in Summer Land Camels' Camel Milk and Honey Vodka based Cocktails while you watch their beautiful camels meander in the fading sunlight. Includes: - A grazing platter showcasing award-winning Camel Milk Cheeses and local charcuterie - One Camel Milk and Honey Vodka based Cocktail or Mocktail (non-alcoholic mixed drink) per ticket Also available on the night will be our Farmhouse Curry. Other drinks are available to purchase. For conditions, please visit the website or Facebook Page.
02 Sep 2023
Village Roadshow Family Fun Day
Explore the Gold Coast's premier Racecourse and join us for an exciting day of live racing!The annual Village Roadshow Theme Parks Family Fun Day at Aquis Park RETURNS!Get down to the Gold Coast Turf Club Saturday, September 02nd from 10am - 3pm to meet some of your favourite stars and characters from Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country! This will be a fun-filled, action-packed day with plenty to see and do including market stalls, pony rides, jumping castles, face painting and more!General Admission - Free please register We look forward to seeing you trackside!
30 Sep 2023
Escape Room Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast
COST: 95 - 95 AUDAt the Fox and Hounds they have a murder mystery that also includes an escape room. You will be sent you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. Can you solve the crime? This applies to private and group murders only. A minimum of 12 guests is required, pick a date then they will set it up. Pre bookings only by phone or email. Mystery Synopsis: You received a mysterious invitation to an escape room party. The party address is a leased vacation home, so the host could be anyone in the fog-covered town of Noxhelm’s Crossing. You have no idea who invited you, but you are familiar with everyone on the guest list. The invitation says you will work as a team to escape the room before time runs out. You’ve always wanted to challenge yourself by solving a timed mystery in a room filled with puzzles, riddles, and codes. You are intrigued by the host’s choice of guests, as these are the most ambitious yet scandalous people in town. Putting this combination of powerful personalities into an intense scenario may have deadly consequences.
21 Oct 2023
Dr Who Murder Mystery Dinner
The Doctor is throwing a party onboard the Tardis, but not all of her guests are who they appear to be. With the Gatecrasher onboard, it isn’t long before things take a turn for the worse. Can the Doctor save the day - and her guests? Join Fox and Hounds for the night of a lifetime, and enjoy a three course meal. You will all receive a unique character for this event and play that role. This event is not done anywhere else in this universe and is only performed at the Fox and Hounds on an annual basis. Limited to 18 spots only so get in quick before you miss the tardis. Bookings are essential.
25 Nov 2023
St Andrews Day Pipe Celebration Dinner
Remember the tunes of Amazing Grace or The Bluebells of Scotland? Some of these amazing classics and more will be featured during the evening. On arrival be welcomed by the entire Brisbane Pipe Band. As the evening progresses so does the entertainment with fantastic not to be forgotten performances right up close and personal. If you're a passionate Scot or just love the pipes then this is an event not to be missed. There will be a three course dinner served with optional Haggis or not as a main course. Entree: Peppercorn pate. Main: Haggis or, Vegetarian Haggis, Roast Beef or Pork, Chicken Leek and Bacon Pie. Dessert: Trifle.
23 Dec 2023
Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast
Ever wanted to be involved in a murder and solve the case yourself, or even be a murderer? At the Fox and Hounds, they have a unique way for you to celebrate any day with your close friends. Murder at the Grand Gatsby - 1920s. They will send you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. You will find how to dress and how you fitted into society. Then just turn up on the evening in theme and you are given tasks of which to complete. All of a sudden a murder is committed. If it wasn't you that is dead, now is your chance to unravel the clues, challenge and bribe others to get to the bottom of the story. Can you solve the crime? minimum of 12 people required, can be done any day as long as the date is available. Call directly to book one of these unique events.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.