Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Rainforest Inn Paluma

After we finished admiring the sheer beauty of Little Chrystal Creek we headed further up the mountain to Paluma Village. The scenery was breathtaking. We were all famished. We found a great new restaurant located in the heart of Paluma Village. Rainforest Inn Paluma, 1 Mt Spec Road, Paluma, 07 4770 8688. They also have accommodation for your comfort and a nice break if you wish. They only opened in November last year. The food was sensational. The Chef there puts on a fabulous lunch that we had trouble finishing due to the huge portions. The interior is very comfy with big couches in front of the fire. Yes a fire in North Queensland. It is quite cool up there on the mountain.




The lovely Jeffrey King is the Chef of this welcoming place and he has an excellent flair for food. Ben and Jared ate Beef Nachos which were massive servings, David and I had an open faced Steak Burger, lovely Fries with Garlic Aioli and the burger had an American Style BBQ sauce, with I think it was Hickory Smoke Liquid. Maddy had a gorgeous Toasted Chicken Wrap which was huge and tasted fantastic. Aliesha and Peanut had the kids meal of Chicken Nuggets and Chips, their personal fav. I snapped a picture of Jeff just as he was picking fresh herbs from his garden. That's what I like to see Jeff. And no that's not a cigarette hiding behind his back, Wink Wink. All of us Chefs seem to smoke. We are very naughty. Even the famous Chef Ben O'donoghue smokes. The Chefs on Top Chef and Hells Kitchen smoke also. I do to, I am a very bad girl and I am sure you are all going to slap me silly. Especially Clare Bear.


The journey home was beautiful. As you can see from these gorgeous photos. If you get a chance stop in and have some lunch at the Rainforest Inn Paluma. You won't be disappointed.
Cheers Amelita.








3 comments:

neil said...

Looks like a really lovely place, great scenery, fresh mountain air *cough,cough* and fantastic food. Glad you all had a good time.

Chopper said...

Baby, you forgot to mention that if you have just had a big feed at the Rainforest Inn, you should wait an hour or so before making your journey back down the hills, just to let your children's lunches go down. Windy roads are notoriious for car sick kiddies people, especially after the adventure we had! It's the most amazing place we have been to since we have moved, but I am sure the further north we go the more magnificent it will be. See your country people, Australia is a breathtaking place to live if you are lucky enough to be an Aussie. For all of you in other parts of the world, come down under, you will be pleasantly surprised, but I'm not sure if anyone will put another shrimp on the barbie for ya! We're all too busy eating them ourselves!

Bill H said...

Hey - you guys should come and visit the real rainforest inn.


Our B&B blog
and the main rainforest inn website

Since imitation is the best flattery and because I'd like to visit your place too, kudos to your new business and I hope you the best of success.

Bill