Res­tau­rant sets bar high

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­

ERNEST Hem­ing­way was a man who left be­hind a legacy of great­ness.

And as the new ‘Hem­ing­way’ res­tau­rant of­fi­cially opens for busi­ness this Fri­day, owner Paul Dar­rouzet aspires to repli­cate this suc­cess.

“Ernest Hem­ing­way was a great man of the sea, a yachts­man, a fish­er­man and a Pulitzer Prize win­ner and a bril­liant au­thor,” he said.

“And he de­voted him­self to the sort of life­style that (many of ) our cus­tomers would re­ally envy.”

The new res­tau­rant comes with a prom­ise of a “fine din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence” which can’t be found any­where else in Air­lie Beach.

“We want to be up there with the best in Noosa, Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and Bris­bane restau­rants and there is no rea­son why we can’t,” Mr Dar­rouzet said.

“We have great peo­ple and a good lo­ca­tion and ac­cess to beau­ti­ful food.”

The res­tau­rant menu, in­spired by Ready Steady Cook star Matt Golin­ski, fea­tures mod­ern Aus­tralian cui­sine like seafood, beef and lamb with an in­ter­na­tional twist.

Coun­tries which Hem­ing­way spent a lot of time in, such as Cuba, South Africa and parts of Europe, have also in­flu­enced the menu.

Cus­tomers will also be treated to a renowned con­cert pi­anist who will reg­u­larly per­form on a baby grand pi­ano.

While the grand open­ing on May 12 is fully booked out, peo­ple are en­cour­aged to make book­ings from Satur­day, May 13.

FINE DIN­ING: Abell Point ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet with Hem­ing­way res­tau­rant man­ager Georgina Mad­den.

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