Romantic Rainforest Dining Options
At Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat, we value your privacy and comfort above all else. For this reason we have a variety of dining options for you to chose from with privacy in mind.
- Self catering: The Retreat is all about privacy and to offer you the option to self cater allows for you taste the Tropical fruits of North Qld, Rusty's Markets is located on Sheridan Street and open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fresh Seafood can be purchased from Great Barrier Reef Tuna, or Cairns Ocean Products. If you are a lover of Delicatessen food we recommend you call in in visit Angelo's. To save on time shopping order Click and Collect with Coles or Woolworth's and Dan Murphy's to spend more time at the Retreat.
- Food Provisioning: After discussing your preferences, we'll happily stock your villa with foods and beverages at an additional cost of $200 plus cost of goods.
- Personal Chef: Indulge in freshly prepared culinary delights by candle light, prepared just for you in your retreat by a master chef from the award winning Ochre Restaurant in Cairns.
- Dining Out: If you are out exploring the region, you might like to stop off in Cairns to sample one of their many restaurants before retreating to your luxury villa in the rainforest. Your friendly hosts will be able to recommend the latest trends and hot spots.
Your luxury villa is fitted with a fully equipped kitchen. The large deck overlooking the gardens and rainforest has a Webber BBQ. A shady dining spot among the tropical gardens by the lagoon is perfect for romantic breakfasts or candlelit dinners. There is also a range of picturesque picnic places throughout the gardens of Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat.
For these reasons, most guests prefer to buy their own food and beverages on their way to Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat to experience the cornucopia of local produce - tropical fruits, fresh seafood, local organic meat, locally grown vegetables, organic and biodynamic dairy milk, yogurt and cheeses, hand made chocolates, and locally grown coffees and teas. It also means you have complete privacy during your honeymoon or romantic getaway, with no outside intrusion.
To help with your shopping we have prepared a Tropical Food Menu, which lists the region's finest suppliers.
Should you be out exploring the region, or wish to venture beyond your luxurious surrounds for your meal, Cairns City is a picturesque forty minute drive away and it offers a wide selection of restaurants.
For those who would prefer to arrive without the shopping bags, we are happy to take your food and beverage requests prior to your arrival and stock your luxury villa with all that is required to make your stay unforgettable. We have established relationships with local artisan producers and this is a great way to sample some of the quality local produce. Please contact us (07 4067 5311) for more information and consult the Tropical Food Menu for inspiration.
Your Personal Chef
If you'd like to indulge in the acclaimed creations of local chef Craig Squire, we can arrange a romantic candlelit feast-for-two at your couples retreat. Chef will prepare the three course meal you have pre-selected from the sample menu, and we'll provide the romantic touches to your chosen dining nook - by a running stream, beneath an ancient fig, by the lagoon, or on the deck of your luxury villa.
Craig is the chef and director of the Ochre Restaurant, the most highly awarded restaurant in Cairns. He specialises in fresh local produce and is famous for his fusion of Australian bush food and modern cuisine.
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