There is a new catering company at the helm of the Dolphin Cove Bistro at the picturesque Ocean Shores Country Club. And the buzz around the greens and back in the clubhouse, about the food and new menu coming out of the kitchen under new catering operators Sharon D’Agostino and Max Cardenas, is that it’s a solid and resounding straight down the fairway hole in one food experience!
Head chef Matthew Brown worked with Max at the Southport Yacht Club for many years. And since taking over the stoves in November last year, the plan has been to bring to the Dolphin Cove Bistro some of their most popular dishes from the yacht to Ocean Shores Country Club, for members and guests to enjoy.
On my recent visit, I was lucky enough to dive into two of the most popular items on the menu. The first cab off the flavour party rank was the twice cooked Pork Belly, which arrived juicy and succulent with textbook perfect-crackling, sitting proudly on top of expertly ‘just’ steamed bok choy, along with super tender and sweet batons of carrots with a beautifully balanced soy and honey glaze. A modern Aussie bistro classic done really well indeed!
My lunch buddy ordered the Asian Duck Stir Fry, which came out with a generous amount of tender and juicy sliced duck, plenty of healthy and nourishing vegetables and glossy Singapore noodles, dressed in a mild and tasty curry sauce.
The Dolphin Cove Bistro also has plenty of Aussie golf club classics on offer too, like their super duper popular $12 menu of Chicken Schnitzel, Linguine Carbonara, Nolan Rump Steak, along with some tasty vegetarian meals too.
The $12 menu is available: Monday to Friday for lunch and Monday to Thursday for dinner.
The new crew are also bringing a new Buffet Breakfast menu to the club for members and guests. Starting Saturday 16 March, you can experience the generous buffet offering from 7:30am Saturdays and Sundays only, $17.50 adults and $12 for kids 12 years and under.
Dolphin Cove @ Ocean Shores Golf Club : tel : 02 6680 1809
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK:
Lunch & Dinner : lunch from 11:30am and dinner from 5:30pm
Breakfast : 7:30am Weekends only
$12 menu available: Monday – Saturday (lunch) / Monday to Thursday (dinner)
Words and images by Terase Davison: Terase is the founder of Taste Byron Bay, a local business that showcases local produce across all their menus for catering, events, private dining, food tours & cooking Classes for more information contact:
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