Macaron Cafe Cairns- Dessert for Breakfast

Macaron Cafe Cairns- Dessert for Breakfast

Cairns Macaron Cafe

"Bonjour, mes amis Aujourd'hui, je vais avoir un dessert pour le petit-déjeuner!" My rough translation from high school French to English. "Good Morning my friends, Today we are having dessert for breakfast" No I'm not in Paris, although that is a WISH!! We are visiting the French Continue reading

Mercure Harbourside Cairns

Mercure Harbourside Cairns

Mercure Harbourside Cairns -Pool Area

Good morning readers and welcome to the glorious view from our suite at the Mercure Harbourside Cairns. It is another beautiful day in tropical North Queensland.  From our balcony we can see jogger making use of the Cairns Esplanade for their early morning exercise regime, couples walking the dog, Continue reading

Majestic Mayon Volcano – Albay

Majestic Mayon Volcano – Albay

Mayon Volcano - rainy

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers! It's me, Alesah. I will be your guide for today's travel story. Have you ever had that feeling of being overly familiar with a place you often read about in textbooks? And suddenly get that upgraded sense of awe from overfamiliarity on your first Continue reading

Wattleseed & Macadamia Crusted Barramundi

Wattleseed & Macadamia Crusted Barramundi

Wattleseed & Macadamia Crusted Barramundi Recipe

Today I am joined by Executive Chef Markus Strieby of Teshi's Restaurant at Mercure Harbourside Cairns.  Markus has shared one of his most popular dishes with Gourmet Getaways readers.  The dish is a Wattleseed and Macadamia Crusted, wild caught Barramundi. The Barramundi is served with a Rosella Continue reading

Chef Works Aprons- It’s Getting Hot in the Kitchen

Chef Works Aprons- It’s Getting Hot in the Kitchen

Che Works Apron -Portland

Every so often we find something which is kind of ordinary, like restaurant and cafe aprons, that has been transformed into something EXTRAORDINARY ! Chef Works Aprons are awesome! Funky designs that match the personality of the business and would give a chic edge to any cafe or Continue reading

Rustys Market Cairns w Mercure Harbourside Chef

Rustys Market Cairns w Mercure Harbourside Chef

Gerbras - Flower Display

One of the first things I do when I visiting a destination is take a stroll through the local market.  It's a great way to get the palate and mind prepared for the flavours to come. Rustys Market Cairns has been operating since 1975 and has more than 180 stalls. Gourmet Getaways was invited Continue reading

Ube Haleya (Purple Yam Jam)

Ube Haleya (Purple Yam Jam)

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Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers! Whenever you see this greeting you may already know by now that it's me, Alesah, co-contributing for my love, Gourmet Getaways. For today, I am sharing the recipe of a dessert made from a tUBEr that I "UBEr" like. Really, the play of words Continue reading

What is Paleo?

What is Paleo?

Paleo Brochure on Clean Eating

What is Paelo?? I first asked that question more than a year ago and I got a very vague answer that didn’t completely satisfy my curiosity. I was told Paleo was a diet based on eating the same foods as our ancestors the caveman would have consumed. The next logical question is WHY?? We have Continue reading

North Restaurant Food & Wine Cairns

North Restaurant Food & Wine Cairns

North Food & Wines Cairns

North Restaurant, food & wine is Cairns Shangri-La's gorgeous fine dining restaurant. Located on the waters edge at the Marina it affords guests a romantic waterfront dining experience. Cairns weather is just perfect for al-fresco dining, and North Restaurant takes full advantage of this Continue reading

Cocina Juan – Latin American Cuisine

Cocina Juan – Latin American Cuisine

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Hello and kumusta, dear GG readers! I'm now biting my lip guiltily. I missed the First Maginhawa Street Food Festival in Quezon City this year. The street is fast gaining popularity among locals and tourists. It is now being dubbed as the city's "Eat Street". That's why I decided to go albeit late. Continue reading

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