The Gold Coast is known for its stunning beaches and vibrant dining scene, and now, there’s a new addition that combines both into a delightful experience. Akoya, the Gold Coast’s most sought-after beachfront dining destination, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated ‘Long Lunch’ experience. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Pacific Ocean, this new culinary tradition promises to redefine leisurely Sunday afternoons in the most exquisite way.
On the first Sunday of every month, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to indulge in this remarkable dining experience. Picture this: a sunny Sunday afternoon, the gentle breeze from the ocean, and a sumptuous menu curated by Akoya’s award-winning chefs. The ‘Long Lunch’ at Akoya is not just a meal; it’s an event that combines the finest coastal cuisine with live music performances to create memories that will linger long after the meal is over.
What sets the ‘Long Lunch’ apart is its unwavering commitment to fresh, locally-sourced produce. The menu is a celebration of Australia’s finest ingredients, with a special focus on seafood. Imagine freshly shucked oysters, bugs, and lobster, all presented in share-plate tasting options that encourage communal dining and the joy of sharing great food with friends and family.
Executive Chef, Matthew Woolford of The Langham, Gold Coast, proudly emphasizes the local and seasonal nature of the menu. He explains, “Our goal is to provide a dining experience that is not only delicious but also sustainable and responsibly sourced. The ‘Long Lunch’ features the best of what the land and sea have to offer.”
One highlight of the menu is the Northern River’s Australian Bay Lobster, known for its advanced land-based aquaculture biotechnology. Chef Matthew enthuses, “Our culinary partnerships, like the one with Northern River’s Australian Bay Lobster, showcase the best of Australian seafood. It’s about quality and sustainability.”
The ‘Long Lunch’ experience is designed to be interactive and engaging. The open kitchen allows diners to witness the culinary magic as it unfolds. This concept not only adds to the dining experience but also fosters a sense of connection between the chef and the guests. It’s a glimpse into the heart of the culinary process.
To elevate the experience even further, Akoya has partnered with Burleigh-based Capricorn Distilling Co., an award-winning distillery. During the ‘Long Lunch,’ guests can enjoy product tastings, adding a unique twist to the day. Moreover, the distillery’s influence can be seen throughout the menu, with offerings like ‘Capricorn Gin & Tonic inspired Fresh Pacific oysters,’ a delightful fusion of flavors.
The ‘Long Lunch’ at Akoya is available for reservations starting October 1st, 2023. The service runs from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on the first Sunday of every month. Priced at $165 per person, reservations are highly recommended to secure your spot at this sought-after dining experience. To learn more and make your reservation, visit Akoya’s website.
Akoya’s ‘Long Lunch’ promises to be the Gold Coast’s ultimate beachfront dining experience. With its focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients, live music, and the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, it’s an event that captures the essence of coastal living. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this culinary journey that celebrates the best of Queensland’s cuisine and hospitality.