Foodie Corner – North Queensland Special

Seeing as I’ve spent the last couple of weeks soaking up the sun in Far North Queensland (jealous much?), I thought I’d share some of our dinning experiences for anyone living in the area or anyone looking to head up this way.

Salsa Bar and Grill
26 Wharf Street
Port Douglas QLD 4877

For the past 8 years my husband and I have holidaying in Port Douglas and the only constant in all of those trips is a dinner or two at Salsa. Seriously this place offers a dinning experience matched by some of the best restaurants in our capital cities. In eight years I’m yet to have a bad meal (i’m not trying to jinx them!), and I don’t ever think that I will.

This trip was a little bit different because we had bubs with us, so we opted for a quick early dinner (we couldn’t risk having too many courses just in case he cracked it and destroyed the dinning experience for everyone else there). So straight to main meals we went, I had the black angus eye filet (black angus eye filet, wagyu croquette, potato gateau, caramelized onion soubise) and as expected it was delicious. Tender, full of flavour and cooked to perfection, a great steak!

Bubs was holding up well, so we quickly went on to dessert, and you guessed it, it was worth every delicious calorie. We decided to share the bombe (gianduja hazelnut bombe, coconut gel, cherry ragout, fairy floss), and by share I mean the husband had one spoonful and I had the rest. The bombe was set beautifully and coated in what tasted like choc chips, nuts and little nuggets of toffee. Combined with the coconut and fairy floss it was just about the perfect dessert.

I can’t wait to go back to Port Douglas, just to eat there again, except next time I might organise a babysitter.


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