Australia Dinner
Bailliage of Gold Coast
Benowa (Queensland), November 16, 2019
Taste of Royal Pines: a 'pop up' in the kitchen
" An exquisite evening of fine foods was presented by Chef Glenn Bacon "

An exquisite evening of fine foods was presented by Chef Glenn Bacon at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Situated just a short drive from Surfers Paradise, Royal Pines is home to luxurious accommodation options, authentic culinary experiences and a championship golf course.

The dinner for 28 members was held in the kitchens with members being able to wander through and view the chefs in action.

Chef Bacon introduced each course and the Sommelier introduced each one of the fine Australian wines which accompanied the courses.


Urchin gougère
Thorn-Clarke Pinot Chardonay Brut NV
Eden Valley, South Australia

Peanut, eggplant and olive butters
walnut sourdough

Smoked Avruga caviar yoghurt

Hiromasa kingfish
red sorrel, iced tomato water
The Other Wine Co. Pinot Gris 2018
Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Fresh Mooloolaba prawns in two “episodes”
Episode One: velouté, warm vanilla gelée
Episode Two: mango, foie gras cigar, activated almond
Red Claw Chardonnay 2017
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Queensland snails and their caviar
watercress, lardo and yolk ravioli

Salmis of squab, pomegranate, mustard fruits
Frogmore Pinot Noir 2017
Coal River Valley, Tasmania

Darling Downs Wagyu
red miso rub, Gorgonzola onion puree
Cullen Mangan Red Moon
Margaret River, Western Australia

Frozen “RPR” Martini

Raspberry and cream meringue
Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV
McLaren Vale, South Australia

The face behind the food: growing up, being a chef was the first thing on the list for RACV Royal Pines Resort Executive Chef Glenn Bacon. Enjoying handpicked local produce began at a young age for Glenn who would pick field mushrooms to put on his toast at age eight.

He ended up on the Gold Coast, finding that there's nothing quite as good as mowing the lawn and enjoying a fresh prawn.

Ian Thornquest
Vice-Chargé de Missions Honoraire