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Fine dining goes on Holidays: Paper Daisy Scores Two Hats at The Good Food Guide Awards

September 13, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

PD Pippies with semolina pastaPaper Daisy, Halcyon House’s poolside restaurant has been awarded two hats and won Regional Restaurant of the Year in the coveted Sydney Morning Herald 2017 Good Food Guide Awards.

Since the hotel opened in May 2015, Chef Ben Devlin, has been creating a stir amoung industry critics and dinners a like and has well and truly smashedoutdated prejudices relating to regional hotel dining. Ben’s creativity and skill resulting in a relaxed dining experience that leaves guests wanting more.

A Noma alumni, Ben was awarded the Brisbane Good Food Guide young chef of the year in 2014, and his distinctive cooking style is “Australian coastal cooking”.  Ben’s ethos is that food should be sophisticated and simple yet satisfying, thoughtful and deeply memorable.  With reviews from restaurant critic, Terry Durack claiming, “I just…love it” and “a great Australian experience”, it would appear Ben’s cooking philosophy is working.

Ben Devlin said of the accolades, “being recognised alongside the top restaurants, not just in our region but the whole state is such an unexpected but fantastic result for all of us in the restaurant. It feels like it gives us more of a connection to the rest of our industry and its a great reward for everyone’s hard work”.

HH Ben Devlin - Halcyon House

Situated between the rolling green pastures of northern New South Wales and the stunning sun-bleached coastline of Cabarita Beach, Paper Daisy’s location lends itself to sustainable produce and Ben prides himself on using only the best fresh local ingredients, which is evident in each dish’s unique flavor.

The 90-seat restaurant, built around a bespoke wood fired grill, also has an organic garden including native bush foods, greens and herbs and honey from the hotel’s rooftop beehive which all play a part in Ben’s signature dishes including paper bark grilled cod with white onion & sea weed, pippies with lemon myrtle, butter & blue swimmer crab with soft tofu, citrus & buckwheat and the restaurant baked bread.

PD Paper Bark Cod 1 copy

Paper Daisy is the perfect setting for languid lunches and dinners that roll through the night.

Paper Daisy is open for lunch from 12.00 pm to 3.00pm and dinner from 6:00pm to 10.00pm.

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