Favourite French chef returns with new projects
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.