UK cou­ple cook­ing de­li­cious meals for Mun­dub­bera for 10 yummy years

Central and North Burnett Times - - MENUS AND VENUES -

“THIS month we cel­e­brate 10 years in Mun­dub­bera.”

Claire and Chris Ste­wart worked to­gether in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try in the UK, Warwick and Bris­bane, be­fore com­ing to Mun­dub­bera in 2004 to lease the Bil­l­abong Mo­tor Inn.

A decade later and the Ste­warts have hap­pily set­tled into the town, grate­ful they found such a wel­com­ing and sup­port­ive com­mu­nity.

Mr Ste­wart is a qual­i­fied chef and en­joys the free­dom of hav­ing his own kitchen, re­search­ing food trends, sourc­ing pro­duce and de­vel­op­ing his menus.

The menu changes sea­son­ally, but some dishes are too pop­u­lar to re­move, he says.

You can’t beat the char­grilled Nolan’s steaks.

Pop­u­lar at the mo­ment are the Her­vey Bay scal­lops pan fried in gar­lic but­ter and the Queens­land wild caught bar­ra­mundi in lemon but­ter with creamy mash potato and wok tossed veg­eta­bles.

Po­ten­tial menu items are tri­alled as chef’s spe­cials.

“Chris was amazed at the pop­u­lar­ity of his roasted pork belly with scal­lops in a cider sauce (the crack­ling was scrump­tious) which sold out so quickly,” Mrs Ste­wart said.

And al­though Mr Ste­wart is the driv­ing force be­hind the restau­rant at The Bil­l­abong, he ac­knowl­edges the calm­ing in­flu­ence of his wife on his tem­per­a­men­tal chef’s na­ture.

Mrs Ste­wart is proud of her staff mem­bers who deliver ex­cel­lent ser­vice care­fully and dili­gently, al­ways to the best of their abil­ity, she ex­plains.

The li­censed restau­rant of­fers a full range of beers, wines and spir­its.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

YUMMY: Fine din­ing is al­ways as­sured with a con­stantly chang­ing menu at The Bil­l­abong Mo­tor Inn.

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