Archive for May 2011

Eat like a prince on Hastings Street for under $40

Eating out in Noosa has never been a cheap experience. The average price of a Main Course in Noosa is around $35, regardless of the calibre of the eating place or the quality of the food (both which vary enormously, but we won’t go into that right now…).

Berardo’s Restaurant and Bar on Hastings Street is one of Noosa’s better dining establishments. Beautifully appointed with an all-white interior, Berardo’s prides itself on creative cuisine using local produce. But it you’re ordering from their a la carte menu it’s going to cost you – with main meals around $40, 3 courses and a glass of wine will normally set you back at least $90 per person.

I’ll have my coffee with views, please

I like to think I’m not a creature of habit, but I do have several rituals that I wouldn’t miss for the world. One of them is a bi-weekly morning swim on Noosa’s Main Beach with my mate Carol, followed by a coffee at Sails. Okay, the temperature has dropped a few degrees in recent weeks and the swim has been replaced by a walk, but the coffee routine remains the same.

The view from Sails

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2011 Noosa Food & Wine Festival

The Noosa Food and Wine Festival was held this weekend, and what a great weekend it was! Recognised as Australia’s leading food and wine event and now in its 8th year, the festival promised us an all-star line-up of celebrities, passionate chefs, fabulous food and wine and great entertainment. And I can confirm that it well and truly delivered.   

With Matt Preston

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Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Limes are abundant on the Sunshine Coast, and my lime tree at home is currently full of ripe fruit. I’m a big fan of seasonal cooking, so felt it necessary to share my recipe for Key Lime Pie.

This tangy and delicious dessert originates from Florida in the US and traditionally uses key limes, a more tart and bitter lime not easily found in Australia. My version of Key Lime Pie uses regular limes, and is super-easy to make. It’s an ideal dessert for your next dinner party or barbeque as the whole thing can be made in advance. Enjoy!

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Welcome to Noosa Foodie Blog!

Welcome to Noosa Foodie blog!  As the name implies, this blog is a foodie’s perspective on all that is food in the Noosa region.  Whether it be fresh produce, local products, restaurants and cafes, foodie events and experiences or the people behind the food, you will read about it here.

I am passionate about food, cooking and eating, and I’m extremely happy and proud to call Noosa home. I own and operate a local business called life’s a feast. My core activity is a boutique cooking school where I run hands-on cooking classes from my home in Noosaville. I also assist and guide people with their home entertaining needs, and run tours of the local Noosa Farmers’ Market. How lucky am I to be able to do what I love for a job in such a beautiful environment?

This is my second blog.  My first, Entertaining Made Easy was created to inspire its readers to cook and entertain. I’ve created Noosa Foodie to share with you the wonderful food that comes out of the Noosa region, and hope that it inspires you to visit Noosa and see for yourself what a special place it is.

Gail
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