The food news has been coming in thick and fast on the Sunshine Coast, to make sure that you're on top of all the tasty things happening we've wrapped up everything that you need to know:
To celebrate World Martini Day this month (that's Thursday 16 June, in case it's not already in your calendar), and arguably one of the most delicious martini variations ever to have been created, Mr Black Spirits has buddied up with Industry Beans to give one lucky human a year's supply of Espresso Martinis. The two coffee-loving heroes recently dreamt up the perfect at-home Espresso Martini kit, making it super easy to shake up your own frothy coffee cocktail in minutes. The winner of the comp will take home a year's supply of Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur and Industry Beans Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate, as well as glassware and a cocktail kit from Bar Geek. More details on how to enter are here.
- While you might not be able to travel to the land of the cherry blossoms right now, the next best thing is paying a visit to Kings Beach Tavern during their Tokyo Takeover, which offers guests a taste of Japan—no passport required. Prepare to be transported to a stunning cherry blossom garden filled with lush florals, lanterns and pink hues which make the space oh-so-Instagrammable. Ignite your senses with Japanese-inspired bites like tsukune pank crumbed meatballs, yakitori beef skewers with egg yolk gel and Japanese-style bao with crispy pork belly and fried tofu. Top it all off with limited-edition Roku Craft Gin cocktails and you're in for one memorable dining experience at Kings Beach Tavern.
- When renowned Sunshine Coast hospitality icon, Tony Kelly, announces he is opening his eighth dining venue, you know it’s going to be good. His latest venture, you ask? A stunning beachfront Italian restaurant in Bokarina. Bocca Italian is situated on a prime beachfront location at Bokarina Beach and emulates refined yet casual dining vibes. The 150-seater restaurant boasts panoramic ocean views, a sleek fit-out and even has a 14-seat private dining room for those more intimate occasions. Bocca Italian has a strong focus on fresh produce, serving only the best of the best in their signature pastas and pizzas, the latter of which will come piping hot out of a stone base Moretti pizza oven imported from Italy. Set to open in early June, this gorgeous Italian joint has set tongues wagging in the Sunshine Coast hospitality scene, and for good reason. To keep updated, click here.
Image Credit: Kings Beach Tavern & Bocca Italian