Kingfisher Bay Resort - Fraser Island Accommodation

Monday, 03 December 2012 22:57

Summer's Served Up At Seabelle Restaurant

Seabelle Chefs marry native Australian flavours with local produce Seabelle Chefs marry native Australian flavours with local produce © Kingfisher Bay Resort

When it comes to launching each seasonal menu, Seabelle’s team don’t have to search too far to find a host of new tastes to enhance the fresh Australian product, which is the restaurant specialty. The freshest of Queensland’s seafood – Hervey Bay Scallops and Barramundi are right on our doorstep and are perfectly complemented by flavoured oils and delicate sauces made from native bush tucker.

Entrees on the new summer menu start from $6 and include carrot, coconut and caraway seed soup with mountain pepper and ciabatta; yellow fin tuna sashimi with a lemon myrtle soy sauce; lemon tea tree-smoked duck breast with an orange and wattle seed glaze; and seared Hervey Bay scallops with a cauliflower puree, prosciutto dust and macadamias.

Mains are priced from $31 and include crispy-skinned ocean trout with fondant potato, green pea puree and truffle peas; seared kangaroo loin with pumpkin puree, wilted greens, rosella and red onion jam; or barramundi in paper bark with lemon myrtle leaf, warm chorizo and pototao salad and a mustard herb dressing.

Seabelle’s kitchen team loves to experiment with their desserts and will serve the following delicious treats for summer - trio of bush tucker ice creams featuring wattle seeds, aniseed myrtle and rosella; lemon myrtle panna cotta with peach and quandong compote; or rosella and strawberry frozen yoghurt with macerated raspberries and soft whipped cream. Desserts are priced at $15.

While many flavours are native to Fraser Island, the team at Kingfisher Bay Resort seeks out bush foods from all over Australia to tempt the taste buds of their guests.

“Seabelle is just one facet of our Tastes of Australia program aimed at teaching visitors about the diversity of our native products,” said Resort General Manager, Warwick Kahl. “We also run an introductory Bush Tucker Talk and Taste program twice-weekly for guests and round out the native experience with bush tucker-inspired cocktails.

Seabelle was named ‘Best Tourism Restaurant’ at the 2010 and 2011 Fraser Coast Tourism Awards. The restaurant is open nightly from 6pm.

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