A culinary adventure in Queensland

Blessed with amazing produce from land and sea, combined with a climate that makes outdoor dining a pleasant reality nearly every day of the year, Queensland’s cuisine focuses on relaxed sophistication, where the local ingredients star and the views provide a spectacular backdrop. Chinese journalist and restauranteur Jing Li, Malaysian celebrity chef Sherson Lian and Indian executive chef Kunal Kapur uncovered the gourmet experiences from this beautiful state. A culinary adventure in Queensland
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A culinary adventure in Queensland

Follow some of the world’s most influential foodies as they explore the food and wine offerings across the Sunshine State.


Blessed with amazing produce from land and sea, combined with a climate that makes outdoor dining a pleasant reality nearly every day of the year, Queensland’s cuisine focuses on relaxed sophistication, where the local ingredients star and the views provide a spectacular backdrop.

Chinese journalist and restauranteur Jing Li, Malaysian celebrity chef Sherson Lian and Indian executive chef Kunal Kapur uncovered the gourmet experiences from this beautiful state. 

On Lady Elliot Island, located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Jing Li went snorkelling in the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef. From turtles to sea cucumbers, Jing Li had the opportunity to see the abundance of marine life that live in the reef.

Next she enjoyed a delicious seafood buffet lunch at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort which uses only sustainable seafood.

Sherson Lian started his Queensland gourmet adventure in Noosa where he visited the Wasabi Restaurant & Bar which showcases seasonal ingredients grown at their Honeysuckle Hill farm. Enjoying the 9 course Omakase menu, the celebrity chef grated his own fresh wasabi to enjoy with his meal.

After lunch it was time to visit Noosa Farmers Markets where he was able to see the delicious fresh produce that is grown and produced on the Sunshine Coast and from the surrounding districts. Amongst the produce was native bush foods that are unique to Australia.

Executive chef, Kunal Kapur, commenced his Queensland adventure on the Gold Coast at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where he had the opportunity to get up close with some of Australia’s wildlife including holding a koala and feeding the kangaroos.

Next he visited the seafood restaurant, The Fish House where he was ate a delicious crustacean risotto using local produce.

Afterwards, Kunual Kapul visited Palazzo Versace and enjoyed a high tea of sweet and savoury treats in Le Jardin, using the best local and fresh produce.

With a cocktail in hand, Kunal Kapur finished off his day with spectacular 360 views of the surf, hinterland and beyond at sunset at Skypoint

Explore Australia’s food and wine to help you create your own gourmet adventure in Queensland.   

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