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Alba by Kuruvita has become a local favourite in a short amount of time. The restaurant and bar is in full swing but there is something new cooking in this kitchen and its set to level up your life. Carlie Wacker serves up the good food news.

ALBA by Kuruvita is a food and fun lover’s dream destination – a venue that embodies the essence of fine food and the natural elements of its coastal surrounds. The floor-to-ceiling glass opens seamlessly to let the light shine in on this elegant yet down to earth linen-set restaurant.  

Noosa’s latest premier food destination is by renowned chef Peter Kuruvita and it reflects all that we know and expect from him. The menu features Peter’s signature style of global flavours and Sri Lankan spices of his childhood, expressed in a contemporary manner to let seasonal produce and local seafood shine.  

This beautifully-designed space offers so much more than a stunning restaurant dining experience – it is also a café, providore, pizzeria and cocktail bar. Plus, in exciting news for those that love to immerse themselves in food experiences, ALBA Chef’s Kitchen is now open! 

This creative space for cooking classes and private chefs’ tables also includes a kitchen studio. There is one thing for sure about Noosa – locals and visitors love and embrace the place and want to dive in and soak it all up. There is no better way to do that than to get on the tools with the best chefs in the business – cooking with them and learning their craft and passion for local produce to create and share a meal. 

Noosa’s only state-of-the-art cooking school hosts an array of different classes and special guest chefs. Peter Kuruvita shares his seafood and curry masterclasses in fun, interactive four-hour sessions. Special guests like Louis Tikaram from The Stanley Brisbane will share his tips and tricks to Asian cuisine; private Chef Alan Dawes teaches how to prepare a fine dining meal at home to wow your guests; and The Ohana Group get the party started with canapés of the coolest kind. You can even do a food photography masterclass with Valeria Ramirez – shoot for the stars people! 

The experience is special from the moment you walk into this stunning space designed by H+G Designs X Studio Shibui and equipped with quality Stoddart Australia equipment and SMEG appliances. It’s so exciting to be in the presence of chefs you admire and to work alongside them in this intimate and luxe setting. 

You’ll chop, stir and steam with culinary superstars – it is a memory you’ll hold close. All equipment, utensils, ingredients and step-by-step instructions are supplied and you get your very own Alba apron, recipes and booklets to take home. My favourite part is sharing the meal you have created with a glass of wine, your new cooking buddies and fave celebrity chef. Imagine telling your friends you just had lunch with Peter Kuruvita! 

ALBA’S Chefs Kitchen is icing on the Peter Kuruvita cake – cooking classes, private dining for 8 to 16 guests and a fully wired studio set up to film product launches and classes.  

So, with ALBA providing the dining and learning adventures the only other thing you need to know is that the Providore is also open for a shopping affair – grab the ingredients you need to replicate the cooking class recipes at home. In the Providore you’ll find local gourmet products and daily essentials plus gifts, Peter’s cookbooks, signature spices, tea and more. 

Shop, cook and eat your way through every ALBA experience – before you know it, you’ll be literally craving to come back for more!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

17 March Party Starters by The Ohana Group

19 March Grissini: “Italy on my Mind”

23 March Alan Dawes | Cook Fine Dining

25 March The Steamed Bun Co

5 April Peter Kuruvita Seafood Demonstration

6 April Beer and Sri Lankan Sizzle

8 April Food Photography Masterclass

13 April Alan Dawes | Cook Fine Dining

14 April Peter Kuruvita Curry Masterclass

21 April Peter Kuruvita Jaffna Cuisine Masterclass

26 April Oscar Solomon from Yoko, Brisbane

5 May Peter Kuruvita Food of the Fiji Islands Masterclass

7 May Peter Kuruvita Seafood Masterclass

11 May Alan Dawes | Cook Fine Dining

14 May Peter Kuruvita Vegan Masterclass

18 May Peter Kuruvita Sri Lankan Masterclass

Visit for the latest timetable – new classes added regularly!

About the Author /

Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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