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Chef Daran Glasgow put two restaurants at the top of the awards list before branching out on his own. Now Daran and wife Leesa run one of the Gold Coast's most popular dining establishments. The Chill experience covers lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Choose from the selection of quality wines – available by the glass or the bottle – while contemplating the feast that is to come. The dinner menu is extensive and there are two lunch menus; one offering a la carte choices and another with a lighter lunch selection. The a la carte lunch menu is designed to be enjoyed during a long, relaxed get together while the lighter menu is perfect for business lunches and for people who enjoy savouring a series of flavours.
Innovative highlights from the light lunch menu include tempura-coated soft shell crab with green mango, Thai basil, coriander and pickled cucumber salad with nahm jim dressing. Another hit is the pan-roasted quail wrapped with sage and pancetta on smashed pea risotto with buttered baby spinach and port wine jus. Be tempted by tempura zucchini flowers pocketed with herbed goats cheese, oven-roasted butternut pumpkin and rocket salad with smoked tomato and red pepper relish for either an entree or a main. Meat lovers can't resist the 250 gram char-grilled Terrarossa sirloin with oven-roasted garlic mash, sauteed field mushrooms and baby spinach drizzled with red wine jus. The light lunch menu changes frequently and the a la carte menu is revamped often to take advantage of seasonal produce.