The wining and dining scene in Mooloolaba just got a whole lot cooler. And sleeker too we might add. If you’re a lover of contemporary cuisine with a signature Sunshine Coast twist, then we’ve found the hottest new spot for you to add to your bucket list.
Let us introduce you to Cellar Door On First.
Nathan Rumble, chef extraordinaire at Backlane, will be at the helm of this dining venture and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it, ‘cause when it comes to food he’s got some goodies under his belt already.
For starters there will be share plates of moreish cheese and drool-worthy antipasto selections, as well as tapas style dishes if you’re in the mood to share. We’re most excited about the Serrano ham layered with a fried oyster and sea succulents. How very Coastal of them.
For main the charcoal quail with quinoa, sweet pea, curds and whey has managed to piqué our interest, as has the Moreton Bay bug kiev with seaweed butter and kim chi.
But you really came here to hear about the wine didn’t you? Well we’ll digress no more.
There’s a wide variety available (yay) as Cellar Door On First will be stocking wines from all over the world (think: France, Italy, Spain, USA, Argentina, Portugal and more), however you’ll be happy to know that Australian and New Zealand’s finest will also be strongly represented in the mix.
The interior of this unique venue is simply stunning. Featuring exposed brick walls highlighting original black and white photography, a moody backlit bar and the pièce de résistance (AKA the wine) proudly sits on display mounted behind tinted glass immediately setting the mood for what is sure to become an amazing night out.
So if you’re looking for somewhere special to wine and dine on the Coast, then we suggest you put Cellar Door On First to the very front of your mind. ‘Cause it’s always a great time to devour some amazing wine. Amiright?!
What: Cellar Door On First
When: Opening tomorrow night; Friday 20 July
Where: Shop 6 “Cilento” 19 First Avenue, Mooloolaba
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Image credit: Amy Higg for The Urban List