It's hard to think of a better fit than Peter Kuruvita opening a new restaurant in Noosa on Queensland's Sunshine Coast in late May.
Peter, whose love of seafood and the beach shines through in his wildly popular television SBS series, will open Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita in Hastings Street, transforming the old Cato's Restaurant and Bar which fronts The Sheraton Noosa.
With a wide street frontage shaded by giant trees and a terraced interior with plenty of bar space, this site is perfect for Peter's casual but stunning food.
Just in case you have missed his rise in popularity, Peter Kuruvita is a chef, restaurateur, television presenter, author, consultant, surfer, fisherman and most importantly, a family man. He has an irrefutable passion for food, which was nurtured as a child growing up in Sri Lanka and spending time in the kitchen with his grandmother. Fresh produce, creative modern dishes, sumptuous seafood and stunning locations are just a few of the things for which he is so well known and all the more reason why Noosa is his perfect fit.
Peter established himself as one of Australia’s leading chefs in the early 2000s and for eight years was the Executive Chef at Sydney’s award winning Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar. In 2008, in partnership with the Starwood Hotels & Resorts he opened the Flying Fish Fiji, which is now referred to as the best restaurant in Fiji.
In 2009, Peter published his first cook book, “Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen” which takes food lovers on a journey through the kitchen experiences of his childhood. He then presented his first television series on SBS “My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita” which is a visual feast of breathtaking scenery and an incredible look at the culture and culinary diversity of Sri Lanka. 2012 saw his next series “Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita” which looked at the local cuisine of the islands of Indonesia, Vanuatu, Philippines and the Cook Islands and inspired his next cook book “My Feast with Peter Kuruvita”.
“Noosa is a place I have always loved and having the opportunity to work with Starwood again," says Peter. "The relaxed vibe of Noosa Beach House is my style of place, a casual restaurant that will grow up as the day progresses. The casual holiday vibe will be complemented by a tasty all-day lunch menu. The bar will thrive all day and all are welcome to simply relax in the sun with a cold beer or cocktail and some smart bar snacks. As the day goes on, Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita will evolve into a restaurant and cocktail bar worthy of this iconic strip.”
Bottom line: Add this to the long list of reasons to visit Noosa.
Best tip: Make a weekend of it and just enjoy.
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