Guzman y Gomez Drone Mothership

Holy Guacamole! Guzman y Gomez is trialling a burrito drone delivery service!

What if we told you that you could order a burrito via an app on your phone and have it delivered to your front door via a flying drone in a matter of minutes?

Well, it looks like that food fantasy could become one big, juicy reality thanks to Project Wing (a division of X which is part of Google) and Guzman y Gomez!

The pair have teamed up to trial a drone delivery service which see’s burritos, burrito bowls, chips and guac delivered to Mexican food enthusiasts via the sky.

So, how does it all work you ask?

The Project Wing team have been working closely with the local and state governments and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to ensure the drone deliveries are regulated according to Australian law.

At the moment, the drone service is currently only available to a group of pre-selected testers in Royalla (approximately 35kms from Canberra) who can download the test app to order and pay for burritos that will be delivered via drone to their homes.

The drones can travel at speeds of up to 120 km per hour and can travel up to 10km from their take off location.

Guzman Y Gomez says special packaging has been designed for the food to ensure it would “hold and stay fresh in a drone that travelled through the skies.”

“In a special ‘package’ designed by Project Wing’s engineers, our burritos are able to stay hot and fresh but most importantly stable and secure as the drone travels so your food is delivered ready to enjoy,” the company said in a post on their website.

Founder and Global CEO of Guzman y Gomez Steven Marks says he believes this is the next evolution of food delivery.

“Just as food delivery by car has changed the way we eat, drones are the next evolution of food and product delivery that’ll change the world as we know it!”

WATCH HOW IT WORKS HERE:

Kiyomi The Star Gold Coast

Kiyomi retains Chef’s Hat for the 3rd year in a row

Cutting-edge Japanese restaurant Kiyomi has managed to retain its prestigious Chef’s Hat at the national 2018 Good Food Guide Awards.

The Star Gold Coast’s multi-award winning restaurant once again impressed the judges, claiming its third singular chef’s hat in as many years.

To celebrate to news, Kiyomi have today unveiled a special dish called Tofu Panna Cotta, which is made with mango, daidai, strawberry, vanilla and finished with a goma coral tuile as a light and refreshing dessert.

The Star Gold Coast Kiyomi Tofu Panna Cotta

Tofu Panna Cotta | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said the dessert is a great example of the mixture of old and new that has birthed the flavours and signature food expression now synonymous with the Kiyomi name.

“The opening of Kiyomi in the first part of our transformation heralded a new era for The Star Gold Coast, raising the bar for restaurants in Queensland, and highlighting our investment in our culinary experiences,” Mr Hogg said.

“Fast forward two and a half years and Kiyomi is consistently showered with accolades, receiving remarkable reviews from industry, local and international guests who know they are going to get a five –star experience each time they visit.

“It is a tribute to the innovation and hard work of the talented team to be recognised in this manner alongside the best restaurants in the country,” he continued.

October has been a very successful month for the venue, which also picked up the Best Prestige Restaurant Award at the Queensland Hotel Association Awards for the second time in just three years.

Since its launch in late 2014, Restaurant Executive Chef Chase Kojima and his team have created an exceptional ‘Izakaya-style’ menu and experience which features a creative blend of Japanese and Australian flavours, as well as the extensive use of fresh citrus throughout the menu, a direct reflection of Chase’s signature style of using traditional knowledge with creative flair.

For more information about Kiyomi, visit: star.com.au/goldcoast/restaurants/kiyomi

Kenton Campbell

WATCH: Zarraffa’s CEO Kenton Campbell reveals how to make the perfect coffee

Always wondered why the coffee from your local coffee shop tastes so much better than the one you whip up at home?

Turns out, there are a few tricks baristas use to create the perfect brew every time!

myGC ventured behind the counter with Zarraffa’s Coffee CEO Kenton Campbell to learn the secrets to creating a great cup of joe.

Watch below for a step-by-step guide:

Cowch desserts

Cowch’s new desserts will have you drooling

If you love dessert (who doesn’t) you are in for a treat at Cowch at Pacific Fair!

The dessert cocktail bar has added some new additions to its already droolworthy menu for Spring, so get ready for a sugar overload!

Here is a pick of some of our favourite new menu items:

Renowned for their incredible shakes, Cowch have upped the ante on the crowd favourite. You can now order super shakes, which are big enough for 2-4 people, and come with a slice of cake on top!!

Cowch milkshakes

PHOTO: Supplied by Cowch

If nutella is your thing, Cowch has you covered! Curb your cravings with a nutella pizza covered in strawberries and caramel sauce, a nutella waffle sandwich complete with nutella ice cream, or if you’re 18+, sip on a nutella espresso martini!

Cowch Nutella

PHOTO: Supplied by Cowch

All of your old favourites are still on the menu too, including naked pops, churros and an array of tasty cocktails including the popular candy margarita!

Cowch cocktials

PHOTO: Supplied by Cowch

Cowch is open 7 days a week from 9am – 10pm at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. For more information on Cowch’s new menu, visit: cowch.com.au/

MM Spring Progressive Luncheon Plates

Spring into Marina Mirage to enjoy a progressive luncheon this October

Foodies are in for a treat at Marina Mirage this month!

To celebrate the new season, Marina Mirage is hosting a Progressive Luncheon on October 27, giving locals the chance to tryout some of the delicious dishes available at the centre’s restaurants this spring!

A signature event of the centre’s Colour My Spring program, the exclusive luncheon will be hosted by Gold Coast personality Natalie Gruzlewski, who will lead guests along the waterfront to enjoy a colourful four-course menu paired with an array of premium beverages.

Guests will begin their trip into gourmand heaven with canapés at Glass Dining & Lounge Bar, before winding their way along the boardwalk to Pier for entrée, then venturing upstairs for main at Fellini Ristorante, before ending on a sweet note at N3 Tapas.

MM Spring Progressive Luncheon Pier and N3

PHOTO: Supplied by Marina Mirage

Guests will also get special insight into the seasonally inspired creations they are consuming with an informal Q+A with the chefs at each restaurant.

MM Spring Progressive Luncheon Chefs

PHOTO: Supplied by Marina Mirage

The Spring Progressive Luncheon takes place from 11.30am to 3pm at various Marina Mirage locations. Tickets are $95 per person, with attendance is capped at just 80 people. For more information, visit: marinamirage.com.au/spring/