From March 22 to April 30, its 40 Days of Flavour at the Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane. A dazzling line-up of ticketed events includes progressive dinners, omakase for seven diners only, long lunches, a high tea with a twist, homegrown live music and much more.
We were treated to a preview of 40 Days of Flavour on the rooftop Nineteen at The Star – high above the Gold Coast’s glitter strip. Chefs Tom Mumford, Winson Law and Uday Huja delighted guests with tantalising tastes from some of the program’s menus. Together they’re shining the spotlight on Queensland’s fine produce and dedicated food artisans.
For those who like to dine in the front row: Kiyomi Omakase at the Star Gold Coast 27 April – May 1
For ten nights only, Kiyomi will present a very exclusive 18-course degustation of delight. Created by chefs Chase Kojima and Winson Law the menu will incorporate specially designed stunners including tempura, caviar, truffle wagyu with matching wines and sake.
For those who like it meaty: Black Hide by Gambaro Set Lunch or Dinner Degustation at Treasury Brisbane from 22 March – 30 April.
For those who love their food with altitude – Nineteen at The Star Chef’s Showcase The Star Gold Coast | 22 March – 30 April, Friday & Saturday Lunch
During 40 Days of Flavour, oysters will open the 4-course Autumn celebration. Nineteen at The Star’s signature molluscs are paired with a glass of Dominique Portet Brut Rosé. Entrees from Heirloom tomato and fig salad with sheep’s milk cheese to beef tartare, southern calamari or pumpkin risotto. For the main act – there’s Shallot Tarte Tatin, John Dory, Maple Cedar Plank Roasted Ocean Trout or Grain Fed Scotch Fillet.
And to finish? Chocolate Meringue Pie, ‘Pedro Ximenez’ Ice Cream or Coconut, Mango Panna Cotta with Smoked Macadamia Ice Cream.
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Every Thursday, The Star Gold Coast hosts an evening of fine wine and grazing across Nineteen at the Star, Garden Kitchen and Bar and Kiyomi with dessert at Cucina Vivo. Post-dinner cocktails are served at a secret location.
In Brisbane, The Lab at the Treasury is the scene of an intimate Moët & Chandon High Tea for a maximum of just ten guests every Saturday and Sunday during the Festival.
‘Starcation’ at the Star Gold Coast
After eating one’s fill why head home? The Star Grand Gold Coast is offering special packages with sale prices, daily breakfast, daily dining credit and late checkout.
Electric blinds disappeared to wide, hinterland views as we opened the door on our Superior Deluxe King Room. An integrated control system means you can customise the lighting, drapes and room temperature at the touch of a button.
Rooms have recently been refurbished and feel brand new. Pull up a teal velvet chair window-side to take in the view. Locally commissioned artwork adorns the walls.
A small range of TML’s much-loved Appelles amenities keeps us and the bathroom subtly fragrant.
Disclaimer: TML was hosted by Star Entertainment at the 40 Days of Flavour launch event and were guests at the Star.