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Give Mum a magnificent Mother’s Day

Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)
Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)

If there’s one way to impress mum, it’s to shout her a fancy feed. This tried-and-true Mother’s Day ritual is not only guaranteed to earn brownie points, but it means you also get to partake in a delish celebratory nosh-up, and we love it when everyone wins. One fave local haunt is hosting not one, but three different mouth-watering spreads and OMG, how do we actually choose and if only we had three mums to spoil. If she’s a high tea devotee, buffet buff or seafood supporter, the culinary powerhouses at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa have your Mum’s Day munches sorted.

Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)
Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)

Award-winning High Tea in the Tamborine Gallery
Find me a mum…or a human…who doesn’t go bonkers for a high tea. This isn’t just any old high tea either, it’s an award-winner – and rightly so! A resort tradition using only the finest locally sourced ingredients, she’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with sweet and savoury delights to feed the eyes and of course, titillate the tastebuds. Served in the Tamborine Gallery at JW Marriott Gold Coast, we’re talking meticulously crafted pastries, seasonal fresh fruits and gourmet sandwiches. And, a high tea just isn’t a high tea without beautifully baked scones with double cream and homemade jams. To wash it all down, there is freshly brewed coffee and a wide selection of tantalising teas, premium vinos, beer and sparkling wine. All of this plus live entertainment for $99 per adult, or $59 per child aged 17 years and under (including soft drink), you’d be hard-pressed finding something more fitting to celebrate your fam’s beloved matriarch.

Mother's Day High Seas at Chapter & Verse, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)
Mother's Day High Seas at Chapter & Verse, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)

‘High Seas’ at Chapter & Verse
Ok we know we just said it would be uphill to beat the high tea’s wow factor (or ‘chow’ factor), but for seafood lovers, this may just do it. For $109 per adult, Chapter & Verse are combining the high tea concept with all our favourite locally harvested ocean eats to create (drumroll please) High Seas! This ultimate sea to table experience is pure brilliance and let’s be honest, we’re going with or without mum (just kidding mum – you’re totally invited). Imagine natural oysters, tiger prawns, green lip mussels, Moreton Bay bugs, seared tuna open sandwich, smoked salmon tartine with capers and dill, and spanner crab sandwiches and if you’re not drooling, then what is actually wrong with you? For the sweet lovers, they’re serving up artful desserts including: mango coconut passionfruit slice, macarons, strawberry choux, seasonal fruit tart and of course, freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams. Plus, there will be JW Griffin chocolates because Easter will be a distant memory by then and she’ll be proper ready for another choccy hit. Add a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne (AKA fancy mum fuel), freshly brewed coffee and a beautiful selection of teas and there you have it, a recipe for the happiest mum in the land.

Citrique at JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
Citrique at JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet at Citrique Restaurant
If mum’s a sucker for an all-you-can-eat buffet with amazing seafood, there’s no further discussion required because you’re taking her to Citrique Restaurant’s award-winning seafood buffet. We’re talking the most delectable ocean treasures like Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Blue Swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, spanner crab, green lip mussels and Hervey Bay scallops. If she likes to mix it up, there is also an extensive spread of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian inspired dishes, wood-fired pizza and European classics. End the feast on a sweet note with an array of artful desserts created by the pastry team, while also treating her to the opportunity to bop along to live entertainment – because food always tastes better with live music! If this isn’t enough, they’re also giving all mums a JW gift and seriously, sign us up. Tickets are $129 per adult, $64 per child (aged five to twelve), and free for littlelies under four.

Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)
Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)

When: Sunday 8th May.
High Tea at Tamborine Gallery: 1pm – 3pm. Book here.
High Sea’s at Chapter & Verse: 12pm – 3pm. Book here.
Seafood Buffet at Citrique: 12pm – 3pm. Book here.

Words by Bianca Trathen.

STORY SPONSORED BY JW MARRIOTT GOLD COAST RESORT & SPA

 

8 places to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)
Mother's Day at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)

Is your mum the bee’s knee’s? The cat’s meow? The duck’s…you get the picture. Well here at Inside GC, we reckon every mum deserves a gold medal coz LBH, it is THE hardest job in the world, the pay is rotten and oh that’s right, there is no pay. So it’s up to us to show our mamas how much we love them, because that is infinitely more rewarding than anything money can buy.

Also, if you want to pip your siblings at the post and be the golden child this Mother’s Day (you: 1, them: 0), we’ve got you. Here are eight amazing eats venues going all out to make mum feel next level special – coz that’s exactly what she is.

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
Spoil mum with an award-winning high tea and live entertainment in the Tamborine Gallery. A resort tradition crafted by their culinary team, there’s sweet and savoury dishes a-plenty with pastries, seasonal fruits, gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jams, plus premium vinos, sparkling wine, beer, coffee and teas. Tickets are $99 per adult and $59 per whipper snapper under 17. Book here.
Where: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Mother's Day High Seas at Chapter & Verse, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)
Mother's Day High Seas at Chapter & Verse, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (image supplied)

Chapter & Verse
Still at the JW Marriott, Chapter & Verse are putting a seafood spin on a high tea – a high sea! Think oysters, tiger prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, seared tuna open sandwiches to name a few, plus the sweet stuff like mango coconut passionfruit slice, strawberry chox and more. She’ll love her glass of Moet & Chandon, and it’s the best $109 (per peep) you’ll spend all year. Book here.
Where: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Citrique Restaurant
Ok STILL talking all things JW Marriott coz there is just so much Mum’s Day goodness here, ahh Citrique, the gift that keeps on giving. Rock mum’s world with a looooong lunch at the Mother’s Day Seafood Buffet. With locally harvested seafood, five-star land lover dishes and an array of artful deserts, this award-winner is a no-brainer. There’s also live entertainment and a JW gift just for our much-loved matriarchs. Tickets are $129 per adult, $64 per child (aged 5 – 12), and free for littlelies under 4. Book here.
Where: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Mother's Day Lunch at Cucina Vivo (image supplied)
Mother's Day Lunch at Cucina Vivo (image supplied)

Cucina Vivo
Treat mum to an indulgent Italian lunch with a 3-course shared menu and a 2-hour beverage package. Naming just a few of the mind-blowing dishes, we’re talking wood-fired Queensland prawns, Darling Downs grain fed angus rib fillet, and a crostata di limone (AKA a fancy citrus tart). To stay hydrated, she’ll enjoy NV Domaine Chandon Brut, Catalina Sounds Sav Blanc, Head ‘Barossa’  Shiraz and a variety of local and tap beers. Tickets are $130 per adult and kidlets under 12 are free! Book here.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Aviary Rooftop Bar
Enjoy uninterrupted views of the GC and live music at Aviary with two rooftop Italian inspired Mother’s Day high teas. The Tweety Tea ($45 per person) includes cheeses, dried fruit, salami, pizza wrap, tiramisu, Limoncello mousse and more. Plus she’ll be sipping on a glass of Prosecco and her choice of Byron Bay Bunn Teas. Or, level up with the Two-Can Tea ($75 per person) which includes all of the above, but switch out the glass of Prosecco for a glass of posh French bubbles. There’s a cocktail included which equals instant happy mum. Book here and remember, both are 18+ experiences.
Where: Mantra Southport Sharks, 5 Melia Court, Southport

Mother's Day High Tea, Videre (image supplied)
Mother's Day High Tea, Videre (image supplied)

Videre
Local fave Videre does a Mother’s Day high tea with panache. Including the obligatory freshly baked scones plus French pastries, gourmet sandwiches and of course, a glass of bubbly vino, the quality here is unparalleled. Don’t forget the unlimited coffee and tea, live music and breathtaking panoramic views from the 21st floor. With two sittings available, tickets are $65 per adult and $45 per kiddo. Book here.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa

Panorama Lounge
Another RACV pearler, Panorama is also a perfect place to spoil your maker with a Mother’s Day high tea. A selection of delicious sandwiches, pastries and cakes are complemented with fresh espresso coffee or tea and glass of sparkling wine. Yep, she’s sure to feel like a million bucks. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22,50 for kids and like Videre, there are two sittings. Book here.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa

Mother's Day High Tea Buffet at Pearls Bar (image supplied)
Mother's Day High Tea Buffet at Pearls Bar (image supplied)

Pearls Bar
If mum loves high teas, buffets and cocktails, spoil her with all of them at once at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort’s High Tea Buffet…with a 3-hour cocktail spritz package! Celebrate over BOTTOMLESS sweet and savoury house-baked treats and say “cheers” (a lot) with cocktail spritz’. Overlooking the sparkling lagoons with live music to set the mood, why wouldn’t you?! Tickets are $95 per adult, $47.50 for kids aged 4-12 years, and the under 4’s are complimentary. Book here. 
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Words by Bianca Trathen

STORY SPONSORED BY GOLD COAST TICKETS

Photo by micheile dot com on Unsplash
Photo by micheile dot com on Unsplash

Six High Teas to raise your pinkie to, all in one five-star place!

High Cheese, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
High Cheese, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

No one understands how perfect this union is quite like Chapter & Verse at the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa. These culinary masterminds are synonymous with delectable High Tea experiences, each one choccas with the finest ingredients thoughtfully sourced from the GC hinterland.

Inspired by the echo of birds in the tranquil surroundings, there is a High Tea to suit all tastes and ages and yes ma’am, we’re going to tell you about them all.

Whilst deliciously different in their inclusions, each variation serves up freshly baked scones with double cream and homemade jam, coffee and teas, and a glass of Chandon NV Brut. Or, for a little more kaching, switch out the Chandon for some Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne instead. Spesh.

Let’s start with the Traditional High Tea because, well, this seems logical. With a variety of both sweet and savoury dishes, enjoy hinterland wild mixed berry tart and JW macaroon using seasonal fruits. Leave room for the gourmet sandwiches filled with Bangalow pork, truffle Cheddar cheese, Witches Chase brie and JW Garden basil pesto and are you drooling yet, because we are ($64pp or $79pp to trade up your bubbles).

High Seas, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
High Seas, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

Your littlies can tuck into a Teeny Tiny Tea with mini mango coconut passionfruit slice, children character choux, chocolate candy lollipop, pate de fruit, candy favourites, ham and cheese finger sandwiches and salami and cheese rolls. Served with a special sparkling mocktail, hot chocolate or babycino, this $39pp (under 17 years of age) treat will delight your mini-me’s.

But brace yourself for the holy grail of high teas; the High Cheese. We’re talking Brie, blue and cheddar, served with quince paste, honey, dried fruit, grilled sourdough, crisp bread and crackers. Add in a local mix of fruit cheese tarts, strawberry cheese profiteroles, honey thyme and cheese financier and JW Griffin chocolates and it’s perfection personified ($64pp or $79pp to trade up your bubbles).

Seafood lovers, you’re sorted with High Seas. Locally harvested ocean treasures include natural oysters, tiger prawns, green lip mussels, Moreton Bay bugs, seared tuna open sandwich, smoked salmon tartine with capers and dill, and spanner crab sandwich. Then move into something sweet with mango coconut passionfruit slice, macarons, strawberry choux, seasonal fruit tart, praline financier and JW Griffin chocolates. Bliss ($74pp or $89pp to trade up your bubbles).

Traditional High Tea, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
Traditional High Tea, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

To mix things, why not try the High Bees with Spring sweetness infusions like honey ham roll with tomato and rocket, honey glazed turkey with Brie cheese and cranberry tartine. Devour honeycomb panna cotta, bees wax chocolate brownies and honey macadamia tarts, plus gourmet sandwiches filled with roasted honey mustard beef and onion jam. Nom! ($64pp or $79pp to trade up your bubbles).

And finally, for our vegan friends, may we present High Seeds And Leaves. Indulge in quinoa-wrapped roasted vegetables, green pea hummus and vegetable crudities, bruschetta tartine with sunflower seeds, and avocado on flax seed bread. Orange poppy seed cake, chocolate vegan coconut cake and chia seed pudding with coconut and berries round out this palette pleaser ($59pp or $69pp to trade up your bubbles).

We all like to play ladies (and gentlemen) so if you haven’t indulged in some JW Marriott High Tea fanciness yet, stop reading and start booking!

Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
When: Available weekends *bookings essential.

Words by Bianca Trathen.

STORY SPONSORED BY JW MARRIOTT GOLD COAST RESORT & SPA

High Bees, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
High Bees, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

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