Sips & Bites: Spring 2023

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Immerse in soothing ambience in the River Lounge at Lucio’s Sunday Sunset Sessions, pairing
a curated Italian aperitivo snack menu, cocktails and drinks with live music from 3.30-6.30pm.

Lucio’s Marina also offers Half Price Oysters from Monday to Saturday, 3-4pm; Happy Hour from Monday to Saturday, 4-5.15pm; and Rapid Lunch Special from Monday to Friday, 12-2pm.

DON’T MISS our Italian Pinot Grigio Taste Tour wine lunch at Lucio’s on 20 October! Enjoy four courses with an expertly-guided and fun tour of Italian Pinot Grigios from different regions. $110 pp. Book now!


Experience live music every weekend, local tap beer, signature cocktails and a homegrown menu of contemporary classics at The Marina Bar Noosa, now open under a new name with new owners at Noosa Marina!


THRIVE Noosa is empowering a generation one cup of coffee at a time. Visit Noosa Salvation Army’s new café to raise funds for the Sunshine Coast Independent Living Service and support the hospitality students behind the counter!


Manteca Noosa brings their alfajores to the Eumundi Markets, a traditional Argentinian dessert of two shortbread cookies with a dulce de leche filling. Online ordering coming soon!


Get into Peregian Beach Hotel for a delicious new spring menu; enjoy stylish sundowners with Palm Springs vibes at Il Porto bar and grab your favourite naturally crafted wines, craft beer and spirits from the independent bottle shops at the PBH, Celebrations Peregian Beach, and Sunnies Sunshine Beach – which is set for a retro refresh!


Every 1st and 3rd Sunday, hit Alba for a special Sunday roast, woodfired pizza and live music! Or indulge in Peter Kuruvita’s fresh new menu, perfect for sharing!


Enjoy XO’s new 5-course Tasting Menu featuring Seared Scallop; Charcoal Grilled Lemongrass Quail; Cantonese Roast Duck; Soy Braised Beef Brisket; and Chocolate Mousse for just $68pp!


Experience a Gourmet Getaway with Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort! Book 2 or more nights and receive 10% off the best available flexible rate before indulging in a local cheese and charcuterie platter in your room on arrival, buffet breakfast every morning during your stay and a 3-course meal for two at Noosa Beach House! Offer ends 15 December 2023.


Spring into sensational events at Bella Venezia! Indulge in the Pol Roger Degustation Spring Lunch on 23 September, featuring 5 courses matched with Pol Roger champagnes for $199pp; and the Moët & Chandon Champagne Tasting on 6 October with canapés and three distinct vintages for $95pp.

The STEPS Pathways Charity Melbourne Cup Lunch celebrates Melbourne Cup with bubbles on arrival followed by 2 courses, raffles, sweepstakes, lucky door prizes and Best Dressed for $129pp!


Celebrate a new season of events at Noosa Springs Relish Restaurant! Indulge in Sunday Sounds on 24 September from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, a 4-course First Friday of the Month Greek Dinner for $75pp on 6 October from 6pm; and Melbourne Cup Lunch for $55pp on 7 November with race day coverage, prizes and sweepstakes!


Meet the new Head Chef Glen Bowman, bringing delicious flavours to the kitchen at Pitchfork Restaurant with four Chef’s Hats and experience cooking in Sydney, Singapore, Bali and London!

Heading up the kitchen at the newly opened Park & Cove, Executive Chef Andrew Wilcox merges timeless culinary techniques with contemporary twists to champion local suppliers!


Congratulations to local winners at the 2023 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence including Bella Venezia for winning Formal Italian Restaurant for the second year in a row; Tamarind Spicers Retreat for Asian Restaurant and Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort; Humble on Duke for Informal Contemporary Australian Restaurant; and Verona Pizza & Wine Bar for Informal Italian Restaurant and Pizza Restaurant!


Spirit House Head Chef Tom Hitchcock has won Foodservices Australia’s Chef of the Year! Congratulations Tom for this recognition of your well-loved culinary artistry!


Cooloola Farmers Trail returns for harvest on 23 and 24 September! Embark on the self-driving trail to meet farmers, tour farms and buy fresh produce!


Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is back from 30 May to 2 June 2024! Early bird tickets for the Festival Village launch 27 September. Join the mailing list for exclusive updates, pre-release tickets for the Long Lunch(es), Beach and Restaurant Events and more!

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