Favourite French chef re­turns with new projects

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

NO ONE does French cui­sine quite like French na­tional turned Whit­sun­day lo­cal Alain An­to­nius.

Af­ter sell­ing his Can­non­vale restau­rant in 2013, Mr An­to­nius packed his bags, vis­ited his moth­er­land, prac­ticed his photography and is ready to come back with a bang.

He now of­fers Alain’s Cater­ing where he at­tends your home as a per­sonal chef with waiter and friend Michel Del Aguila.

The pair worked to­gether at Alain’s Restau­rant and now re­turn for a pri­vate dining ex­pe­ri­ence un­like any other.

Alain’s Cater­ing has two menus on of­fer: gourmet fin­ger foods and canapés for $35 per per­son suited for a max­i­mum of 20 guests or a four course de­gus­ta­tion din­ner at $60 per per­son for eight to ten guests.

Mr An­to­nius said his French cooking was very whole­some, ex­ploded with flavours, had great at­ten­tion to de­tail and was a per­sonal and au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ence.

The French are known for their fine ways of dining and ex­quis­ite foods as well.

Ev­ery re­gion in France has its own spe­cialty and Mr Anto- nius brings South­ern France to life not only in his cook­ery but day-to-day life.

The pro­fes­sional chef has also an­nounced his re­cent part­ner­ship with Whit­sun­days Rain­for­est Retreat.

Locked away in some forestry in Can­non­vale, Whit­sun­days Rain­for­est Retreat owner Peter He­garty has owned the prop­erty for 10 years and is only now mar­ket­ing it to the lo­cals as well as tourists.

In the first week of May, the retreat will of­fer an ex­clu­sive and lux­u­ri­ous five day pack­age for four cou­ples that will be of­fer­ing three days of cook- ing classes and demon­stra­tions with Mr An­to­nius.

On the other two days, the cou­ples will be taken out to the Great Bar­rier Reef and White­haven Beach.

Mr He­garty said the part­ner­ship had been in dis­cus­sion for nearly two years.

“We’re all very ex­cited to have the per­fect chef join a per­fect en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

Con­tact Alain An­to­nius on 4946 1722.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Whit­sun­days Rain­for­est Retreat visit www.whit­sun­daysrain­fore­stre­treat.com.

BON AP­PETIT: Ex­pe­ri­enced chef and long-term lo­cal Alain An­to­nius (cen­tre), Whit­sun­days Rain­for­est Retreat owner Peter He­garty (left) and waiter Michel Del Aguila (right) look for­ward to new be­gin­nings and ex­cit­ing projects.

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