A rosé festival is happening on the Gold Coast this Saturday!

Get ready to rosé all day this Saturday!

Kurrawa Beach will transform into a sea of pink and white tomorrow for the inaugural Rosé Coast Gold Coast wine and food festival.

Festivalgoers will have sand between their toes as they sip their way through 40 home-grown rosés from over 20 wine growing regions across Australia.

“It’s a one day event, on the sand. I don’t think there is any better way to drink rosé then sitting by the beach with your friends and listening to some music,” Rosé Coast Co-Producer and Creative Director Kristen Francis told myGC.

In addition to rosé, there will also be plenty of other wine on offer including prosecco, red and white, as well as cocktails from Brookie’s Byron Gin, Brix Distillery and Matso’s, along with amber drops from Gage Roads Brew Co.

Foodies can rejoice too, with the gourmet food menu set to include cheese and charcuterie platters, freshly shucked oysters, burgers, seafood, Italian, and a delicious gelato bar.

Festivalgoers can awaken their inner artist at the Pinot & Picasso speed painting classes or enjoy a sand sculpting workshop throughout the day.

Plus, there will be tunes seaside until sunset by local Rosé Coast DJ, Marea Lambert-Barker, while endota spa Broadbeach pop ups will provide relaxing neck and shoulder massages and/or skin consults.

Ms Francis said a little wet weather won’t dampen the mood either.

“Stick on a poncho and your dancing shoes, and after a couple of rosés, you’ll be fine!” she said.

The Rosé Coast festival is on May 1 from 11am-6pm. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: rosecoast.com.au

New waterfront venue Surfers Pavilion to open this weekend

Gold Coasters will be able to sip frosé and enjoy freshly shucked oysters at a brand new waterfront venue opening in Surfers Paradise this long weekend.

Surfers Pavilion was originally set to open in May, but will instead throw the doors open from 11am this Saturday.

The multimillion dollar venue is the brainchild of Artesian Hospitality – the team behind White Rhino, Sin City, Cali Beach Club and more – and boasts expansive and uninterrupted waterfront views, a dedicated frosé bar, interactive oyster and champagne stations, and a menu that features fresh and locally sourced seafood.

Highlights include fresh prawns, traditional fish & chips and a decadent signature cold and hot seafood platter, but there is also ample offerings for those who aren’t seafood fans.

Oyster and champagne station at Surfers Pavilion. PHOTO: Carla Tooma – myGC

Managing Partner at Artesian Hospitality Matthew Keegan said the venue was designed for the locals.

“It’s been a rapid transformation over the last couple of months. It’s such a beautiful spot and we are really excited to have transformed it into Surfers Pavilion,” he told myGC.

“We are all about locals coming here and having a good time. Whether you are coming in off the water or you are coming from the street, we want people to come here and enjoy fresh seafood, good drinks and a casual atmosphere.”

Main dining / bar area at Surfers Pavilion. PHOTO: Carla Tooma – myGC

Mr Keegan said a mini marina will be installed outside the venue in the coming weeks.

“It will mean we can have multiple jetskis, boats from 20 foot up to 50 foot pull up out the front and come on up,” he said.

The deck at Surfers Pavilion. PHOTO: Carla Tooma – myGC

To celebrate the opening, Surfers Pavilion is hosting a party this Sunday called Sunset Sundays, with internationally acclaimed DJs The Stafford Brothers set to play.

“We are super excited to be back playing on the Gold Coast. We have been home for a year from America so it is great to have opportunities to play back in our home town,” the brothers told myGC.

“Sunset on Sunday, around 5pm, it will be going off here. Get ready for a big party, and a bit of frosé!”

Stafford Brothers in the Frosé Bar at Surfers Pavilion. PHOTO: myGC

Surfers Pavilion will open from 11am on Saturday 24th April. The venue will initially open from Thursday – Monday. For more information, visit: surferspav.com.au/

40 Days of Flavour continues at The Star Gold Coast

There’s something to suit all tastes at The Star Gold Coast’s 40 Days of Flavour, which is continuing until the end of April.

From member-only specials to daily deals and exquisite degustations, Gold Coasters can enjoy plenty of delicious options and not-to-be missed events.

At Garden Kitchen & Bar, there is a blooming 4-course set menu that’s ripe for the picking at $65 per person, as well as two mouth-watering 2-course member specials from only $49.90 per person.

Food Quarter is dishing up $12.90 Member Meals, every day until 30 April. There is a different dish for every day of the week, including Garlic Prawns, Roast Lamb and Butter Chicken.

Once your tastebuds are satisfied, give your ears a feast at Live on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar. Enjoy acoustic soloists and $5 eats on Thursdays, R’n’B DJs on Fridays, headline acts on Saturdays and more acoustic sounds on Sundays.

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Plus, the entertainment on The Lawn will continue right throughout autumn and into winter too, with the following acts set to hit the stage:
● Sat 17 April – Miami Horror [DJ Set]
● Sat 1 May – Confidence Man [DJ Set] + an awesome fireworks display
● Sat 15 May – Set Mo [DJ Set]
● Sat 22 May – Northeast Party House [DJ Set]
● Sat 29 May – Bag Raiders [DJ Set]
● Sat 12 June – Dirty South

For more information on 40 Days Of Flavour at The Star Gold Coast, visit: star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/flavour-festival

Fine dining restaurant coming to HOTA Gallery

Gold Coasters will be able to enjoy a sophisticated dining experience at the brand new HOTA Gallery, with Palette restaurant set to open on the ground floor this May.

Featuring a modern Australian menu with a fully curated wine list, Palette will also dish up degustation menus inspired by the major exhibitions.

Chef Dayan Harthill-Law said the vision behind Palette was to create a curated dining experience that complemented the gallery but was an exciting destination in its own right.

“You can expect all the great aspects of fine dining, fresh local high-quality produce with amazing provenance, knowledgeable staff but without any stuffy bow ties or waist coats,” he said.

With vast industry experience including The Star, Press Club, Dinner by Heston, Vanitas and Quay, Mr Harthill-Law is currently putting the final additions to the vibrant menu.

“Nautical seafood bonito cooked in native ginger leaf, or dry aged Burrawong Gaian duck with sauce of rosella and fermented riberry are just a sample of what you will see on our main menu along with delicious desserts featuring local distillery caramel, rich cream,” he said.

“Palette will also boast an extensive vegetarian menu featuring enticing starters of Vegan Clouds, Beetroot tartlets, and Oxheart tomato tartare as well as an indulgent main menu consisting of House made silken tofu with Watermelon radish, Blue Quandong, Native tamarind, Lemon myrtle and Grilled Oyster mushroom glazed in mushroom miso Purslane, sorrel, flowers.”

Artist impression of Palette. PHOTO: Supplied.

HOTA Head of Culinary Arts, David Ashford said Palette will deliver a spectacular dining experience in a sophisticated new venue, influenced by William Robinson’s stunning painting The Rainforest, with elements of inspiration incorporated into the dining space.

“The Rainforest provided plenty of inspiration and both The Exhibitionist Bar and Palette will be tied into the design of the rest of the building,” he said.

“In Palette, expect to see lots of natural materials like timber and stone to create the feeling that you are in the undercroft of the rainforest.”

David said the food philosophy will be quite simple, fresh and local, with the emphasis on using only the best seasonal produce available.

“The dining scene is evolving on the Gold Coast, and we are looking forward to being a part of this space where quality food and flavours take the front of house,” he said.

Easter Egg Chocolate

The Gold Coast’s most eggs-cellent Easter treats

The sweetest time of the year is upon us… EASTER!!

To get you egg-cited, we have scoured the Gold Coast to find the most indulgent Easter treats for you to enjoy this long weekend.

You better bounce to it though – these drool-worthy Easter concoctions are limited edition, which means they’ll hop out the door.

Paddock Bakery

Easter Cruffin

Hoppy In The Hole

Elk Espresso

Cadbury Creme Egg Waffle

Robina Pavilion

Limited Edition White Choc Espresso Martini

Oh My Waffle

Easter Waffle Stack

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Krispy Kreme

Choc Cross Bun Doughnuts

Cubby Bakehouse

Carrot Cheesecake

Cubby’s Carrot Cheesecakes

Doughnut Time

Kind-er Bunny

Forreal Kitchen

Limited Edition Cream Egg Affogato

Bam Bam Bakehouse

Easter Hazelnut Layer Cake

D Point Ten

Easter Donut

Gelatissimo

Easter Egg Hunt Gelato

Tarte Bakery

Easter Truffles

Easter Cruller

QT Gold Coast

Easter High Tea

Marie Anita’s

Gluten Free and Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Custard Canteen

Hot Cross Buns

San Churro

Easter Churros Snack Pack

Ottimo

Gelato Panini

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Madison’s Cafe

Easter Cake

T2 Tea

Limited Edition Baxter’s Buns Tea