Mark your calendars for a culinary extravaganza like no other! The highly anticipated JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s annual Culinary Stars Showcase is back for its second year, promising an unparalleled celebration of flavors and artistic creations. From the 4th to the 7th of September 2023, this remarkable event, led by Executive Chef Paul Smart, will transform the Gold Coast into a haven for food enthusiasts and connoisseurs.
Nestled within the renowned Citrique, which earned the prestigious Australian Good Food Guide Hat for 2023, the Culinary Stars Showcase is set to dazzle with a lineup of delectable events spread across four unforgettable days. This event isn’t just about dining; it’s about experiencing the artistry and passion that goes into every dish.
From JW Marriott culinary classes that unravel the secrets behind these masterpieces to decadent degustation dinners that redefine the dining experience, every moment of the showcase promises to be a culinary journey of the senses. Imagine indulging in the finest dishes crafted by the local culinary team, which has received numerous accolades, alongside internationally acclaimed guest chefs boasting a combined 4 Michelin Stars.
All of this is brought together using the freshest local Queensland produce, skillfully combined to create gastronomic magic. The culinary artistry is elevated with perfectly paired Laurent-Perrier Champagne and Gathered Wines, ensuring that each sip and bite is an explosion of pleasure.
The Culinary Stars Showcase is graced by an exceptional roster of chefs who have carved their names in the culinary world:
- Vanessa Huang – Chef-owner of Ephernite Taipei, Taiwan
- Alain Caron – Chef of Caron, Master Chef Judge, Amsterdam
- Aurelien Houguet – Executive Chef, Movenpick Hotel, Asia
- Patrick Jeffroy – Two Michelin Star Chef, L’Hôtel de Carantec, France
- Jacques Pourcel – Two Michelin Star Chef, Le Jardin des Sens Restaurant, France
- Richard Le Deunff – Chef Pâtissier Co-Owner and Founder, Aux Fines Bouches, Burleigh Heads
At the heart of this culinary celebration is Executive Chef Paul Smart, a maestro whose culinary journey spans across the globe, having worked at illustrious establishments such as Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and The Ritz London. His extraordinary skills have been honed while catering to royalty, including Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II. This amalgamation of international experiences has resulted in an exquisite fusion of creativity that defines the elevated food and beverage offerings across JW Marriott Gold Coast, including the signature dining restaurant Citrique.
Chef Smart’s dedication to promoting Australian produce is evident in the thoughtfully curated offerings for both hotel guests and local diners. In his words, “Our aim is to take guests on a journey of where each chef has been and what they’ve seen, looking to our rich Australian produce to develop the menu.” It’s this commitment that drives the showcase’s exquisite concepts and stories, each meal designed to transport guests through the landscapes of the NSW hinterland, the Queensland border, and the surrounding ocean.
Prepare to be captivated by the expertise, passion, and innovation that define the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s Culinary Stars Showcase. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie or simply someone who appreciates the art of fine dining, this event promises an unforgettable experience that marries international culinary prowess with the beauty of Australian produce.