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Restaurant Cuisine

A Culinary Experience

Dine in Style

At Gaia we pride ourselves on our philosophy that food should be as delicious and visually attractive as it is healthy.

Dine in style at the Kukura House with an emphasis on a balanced diet, while enjoying a mix of exquisite creative flavours. The day begins with a sumptuous buffet and hot breakfast, followed by a light lunch, while the evening unfolds with a three-course fine dining experience. Gourmet meals, snacks, juices and teas are all inclusive.

Gaia is a true culinary experience, serving a variety of, Chicken, line caught Seafood and Vegetarian dishes. Vegans and special dietary needs are fully catered for as requested. A selection of fine organic Australian wine is available to accompany your evening dining experience.

Fresh Local and Organic Produce

With a healthy Spa Cuisine approach to wellness, our chefs personally choose the freshest Organic produce available from Gaia’s own Organic garden, the orchards and plantations of the NSW Northern Rivers region, as well as from local farmers and providores. Our area is renowned for some of the finest seasonal food Mother Earth has to offer. This is evident in the high standard and quality of the Gaia cuisine.

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Menu Overview

Menu overview

Our cuisine at Gaia changes on a daily basis pending seasonality, quality and weather. As the ingredients are bought fresh each day, our team of talented chefs offer a set menu tailored to the guests individual dietary requirements. Vegetarian options are always available. Some samples of what you can expect to savour during your stay at Gaia.

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BREAKFAST – Hot & Cold Grazing Breakfast

8:00am – 10:00 am

Served in Kukura House or Tevana Deck. The bounty of a rich local organic harvest allows us to provide fresh tropical fruit, freshly squeezed juices, farm fresh eggs, a range of warm breads, gluten free cereals and muesli.

Some samples of what you can expect to savour during your stay at Gaia.

  • Daily fresh fruit & vegetable juice
  • Gaia organic house toasted muesli
  • Gaia organic gluten free porridge
  • Selection of savoury sides
  • Stewed fruits, seed condiments & yoghurt
  • Variety of sourdoughs, gluten free & sprouted breads
  • Baked eggs with tomato, capsicum & sheeps fetta
  • Frittata of pea, kale & asparagus with goat’s cheese & lemon
  • Scrambled eggs with zucchini fritters, green tahini & zaatar
  • Poached eggs with broccolini, olives & fresh grated parmesan

 

ALL DAY GOURMET SNACKS

Daily baked gluten-free muffins and a selection of snacks and fresh fruit are available throughout the day, along with a wide range of organic herbal teas & Australian black teas

Specialities

  • Vegans and special dietary needs are fully catered.
  • Juice fasting, vegan, vegetarian and raw food retreats are also available upon request.

 

LUNCH – Light, Delicious & Nourishing

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Served in Kukura House or Tevana Deck. Our chefs take on a much broader perspective than just preparing meals. They keep in tune with nature’s seasonal fruits and vegetables, and design meals to enhance your health and wellbeing. Lunches are light with tantalising fresh organic salads, soups, pastas, breads and other culinary delights.

Some samples of what you can expect to savour during your stay at Gaia.

  • Gluten free penne pasta with roast pumpkin, radicchio, zucchini & preserved lemon
  • Vegetarian quinoa bake with cauliflower, silverbeet, zucchini & tahini dressing
  • Pumpkin & chickpea tagine with couscous & harissa
  • Brown rice congee with shiitake, corn, wok greens, ginger & tamari
  • Gluten free penne pasta with seafood, cherry tomatoes & chilli
  • Smoked chicken salad with parsnip, broccolini, spinach, amaranth & pomegranate
  • Turkey loaf with Gaia mango chutney, pistachio & bitter leaf salad

 

Salads

  • Vegan super food salad
  • Fresh fig, lentil and pomegranate salad
  • Roast root vegetable, haloumi, quinoa & horse radish salad
  • Green spring vegetables, buckwheat, ricotta & lemon salad
  • Prawns, green mango & papaya, lime & herb salad

 

Soups

  • Chunky chicken with grains & vegetable soup
  • Miso with salmon & vegetables

 

Specialities

  • Vegans and special dietary needs are fully catered.
  • Juice fasting, vegan, vegetarian and raw food retreats are also available upon request.

 

DINNER – Three Course Set Dinner

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Served in Kukura House or Tevana deck. Dine in style with great emphasis on a balanced diet, while allowing you to enjoy creative flavours. Dinner is a daily fresh three-course gourmet menu, varying fish, chicken, and vegetarian.

Some samples of what you can expect to savour during your stay at Gaia.

Entrees

  • Prawns with green pea risotto, roast peppers & vinocotto
  • Smoked trout and celeriac remoulade with celery heart & compressed kale
  • Silken tofu, dashi broth & soba noodles
  • Crab with snowpea, radish, puffed rice & light pink grapefruit dressing
  • Duck breast, beetroot, rhubarb & activated walnuts
  • Scallops, quinoa, avocado & yuzu
  • Thai chicken noodle soup
  • Cured kingfish with apple, cucumber, sprouts & verjuice
  • Stuffed baby squid with rocket, beans & salsa romesco
  • Beetroot with yoghurt & nasturtium soup

 

Mains

  • Coconut poached chicken breast in broth, sweet potato, greens & Gaia chilli jam
  • Crisp skin ocean trout with buckwheat, asparagus & finger lime dressing
  • Steamed red emperor fillet with pumpkin, edamame, seaweed & dashi broth
  • Spiced chicken thigh with parsnip puree & pomegranate salsa
  • Macadamia crusted snapper with warrigal greens, celeriac & lemon myrtle vinaigrette
  • Pan roasted baby jewfish with cabbage, leek, sea lettuce & verjuice broth
  • Duck breast with jerusalem artichoke, mandarin & baked brussel sprouts
  • Roasted poussin with cauliflower puree, peas, fennel, ricotta & lemon
  • Aromatic yellow curry with prawns served with brown rice & asian greens
  • Mustard chicken breast with roast carrots, brussel sprouts & carrot juice reduction

 

Sweets

  • Gaia peach melba, vegan almond ice cream
  • Passionfruit pannacotta, pineapple, lychee with mango salsa
  • Gaia chocolate mousse with wattle seed nut cream & cacao crusted banana
  • Apricot, quinoa & almond maple cake
  • Spiced almond milk cream, fig with orange & mint salad
  • Raspberry chia seed, strawberry mousse, poached rosella & riberry
  • Apple chia seeds, stewed apples & hazelnut cinnamon crumble with blueberries
  • Dairy free black sesame icecream with mango & coconut

 

ALL DAY GOURMET SNACKS

Daily baked gluten-free muffins and a selection of snacks and fresh fruit are available throughout the day, along with a wide range of organic herbal teas & Australian black teas.

Specialities

  • Vegans and special dietary needs are fully catered.
  • Juice fasting, vegan, vegetarian and raw food retreats are also available upon request.
  • A selection of fine Australian wines are available to accompany your dinner upon request.
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