Seafood FRESHtival

Festivals are always a good time and particularly when they involve some of the very best eats around. Which is exactly what’s happening at The Star Gold Coast’s Seafood FRESHtival, kicking off on Thursday April 18th and partying until May 31st.

It’s going to be six weeks of fun and entertainment with a focus on the freshest, locally and internationally sourced seafood and guess what Gold Coasters? You’re all invited.

There’ll be sweet specials on offer throughout the venue, plus delicious delicacies you may never have sampled before AND exclusive ticketed and pop up events.

We can’t wait. Here’s a few things to get you excited.

Don’t go past the Omakase Experience at Kiyomi – The Star Gold Coast’s incredible Japanese dining destination. It’s a unique 20-plus course dining experience where the chefs decide what to serve and only six diners will be participating at a time. Events will take place on May 30th and 31st and the 1st of June but grab your tickets soon, at $275 per person it’s sure to sell out.

Nineteen at The Star will present a Sustainable Seafood Dinner showcasing the very best of Australian seafood, with the aim of educating diners about the importance of sustainability. The dinner is $250 per person for an 8-course tasting menu with paired wines and overlooking the ocean from way up high.

Cucina Vivo is hosting an Italian Long Lunch to celebrate life lived a little slower and the spicy flavours of the Calabrian Coast with dishes featuring deliciously fresh, Australian seafood. It’s $130 per person including a three-hour drinks package with a selection of wines from the South of Italy.

Buy tickets here.

Count us in on all of those thank you.

Besides those exceptional events, Harvest Buffet will be offering their endless seafood buffet with a glass of house wine or beer included for just $74.90 for adults.

Pop up-wise, Garden Kitchen & Bar will have Prawn Po Boys for the duration of the festival for $17 or try Furphy beer battered flathead and chips for $19. All available on Saturday’s from 5pm until late.

At the Sports Bar, you can get Australian prawn rolls with remoulade and lettuce for just $12. Keep those coming please.

There’ll also be weekday seafood specials at M&G Café Bar, Mei Wei Dumplings and Food Quarter. Pop in every single day to sample something new.

So, if you’re in the mood for a seafood extravaganza, look no further than The Star Gold Coast for the next six weeks.

Seafood FRESHtival is kicking off and it’s going to be a crab-tastic time.

LOCATION: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Words by Kirra Smith