Sips and Bites Winter 2022

Image source: Photographer Ian Waldie

What’s brewing, cooking and happening…

Junction IS PUMPING!

Joining the recent influx of new venues to Noosa Junction (Muse, Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, Notch Noosa), is chef Davide Benati who brings his old family recipes to life at Trattoria Benati. Think housemade pasta and the lighter, seafood-based cuisine of Tuscany, with local stars such as Mooloolaba Prawns.

Seek, select and sip your curiosity for the rarest wines at Atelier Wine Bar. The gallery-inspired bar pours their premium finds from 4pm until late, Thurs-Sun. 

Have you heard The Scoop 4567? Step onto the set of Grease at Noosa’s newest ice cream parlour. Turn up the juke box, slide into a lipstick-red booth and lick up their famous hot fudge sundae! 


Every Friday, VanillaFood Noosa Junction will deliver a Japanese Immersion with new chef Chris Bateman creating a special 5-course menu using organic and local produce and served with a selection of natural and biodynamic wines. 

Farm Fresh

Join CC’s Kitchen and an amazing line-up of chefs at Petersen’s Farm for the 7th Big Rosella Field Day on 18 and 19 June! 

Save 10 and 11 September to explore the Cooloola Farmers Trail. Can’t wait? Paella in the Paddock returns to Cooloola Berries every Sunday from May to September! Drink strawberry cider, eat paella, strawberry desserts and ice-creams and soak up live music from 1pm to 4pm. 

Food & Film 

Slow Food Noosa and NOOSA alive! deliver a delectable film screening of French film Delicious paired with an inspired dining experience, prepared by our very own Chef Matt Golinski with Noosa Springs’ Graham Waddell and Savour Project’s Alex Moore. 


Knock Knock Noosa! Good times await when this hot new bar opens in July, perched in the treetops overlooking Hastings Street in the old Hop & Vine space. Six local beers on tap (plus Melbourne Bitter for the tourists!); banging cocktails; carefully chosen wine list; small plates, big cheese list; good times!

Expect to see more of Award-winning Aussie chef Justin North joining fellow Frenchies Brasserie Head Chef Fabian Oliveau to deliver a swanky new wine bar as well as an upmarket chicken shop that might be nesting in the old Sushi Monster space! 


Lucio’s Bar Menu is stepping up with Nicolo Ziglio (ex Locale) mixing high-end and signature cocktails and classics with a twist (try the Umami Martini!)! The new kitchen team is humming and pumping out great bar snacks, housemade pastas and seafood crudo to melt in your mouth and transport you to a seaside Italian Trattoria! Perfetto!

Season of Kuruvita 

Alba Noosa Chef and owner Peter Kuruvita has been busy as a keynote speaker at the 2022 World Chefs Congress & Expo in Abu Dhabi and Brand Ambassador and judge for the Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards for the second year. Back at Alba, Try the Friday Lunch Special with two courses and a glass of Cloud St Wines or schooner of Alba Lager for $45 or three courses for $55. Not available during school holidays but opening hours will be extended. Don’t forget BYO Wednesdays for $5 per person corkage for lunch or dinner; indulge in a Sri Lankan Five Pot Curry Banquet for $85 or enjoy a Traditional Sri Lankan Breakfast for $45 per person on the first Saturday of every month. PLUS, get hands-on in the kitchen with Alba Cooking Classes . 

Don’t miss the IN Noosa Magazine Wine Lunch with Brockenchack Wines on Friday 19 August from 12pm with three-courses paired with wines from Eden Valley’s Brockenchack Wines plus fresh bread and a welcome drink on arrival! See page 50 or BOOK HERE!

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