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Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

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    What to Expect
    Your Flame of the Forest dinner starts with hotel pickup from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Transfer in a comfortable climate-controlled vehicle to the specially designed open-air dining site situated in the rainforest surrounding Cairns.
    When you arrive, follow a short pathway lit by flaming torches to arrive at a secluded clearing. The gracious staff welcomes you with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine. Sip your wine as you take in the nighttime forest and dining area, which is illuminated with budlight chandeliers and flickering candles, all set under a high tented canopy. For the meal, take a seat at a shared table and enjoy a memorable evening.
    The 7-course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The entertainment features an Aboriginal performance of didgeridoo, storytelling and song. On Saturdays, the 6-course Rainforest Dining Experience takes place with a guitarist that entertains diners with solo acoustic guitar.
    For details about the evening, please see options and menus below under Itinerary.
    Itinerary
    Flames of the Forest 7-course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):
    Feast on a 7-course banquet that uses the freshest local produce, meats and seafood (menu below). Your meal includes sparkling, white and red wines, beer juices and soft drinks. Watch an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, storytelling and song.

    Sample Menu:
    First course:

    • Trio of dips - roasted eggplant with red pepper, feta & fresh herbs, basil pesto & traditional butter served with freshly baked breadMains:

    • Fresh local Tiger prawns served with a crisp vegetable and sprout salad, with a chili and lime dressing
    • Tableland salad of mesclun, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic croutons and Spanish onion finished with a honey mustard dressing
    • Lemon myrtle infused kangaroo loin on a bed of wild rocket and toasted macadamia nuts garnished with homemade fig chutney
    • Locally caught pan-fried reef fish served with lightly steamed seasonal greens and finished with a fragrant coconut and kaffir lime broth
    • Jungle-spiced chicken breast with an aromatic fresh date and fire-roasted red pepper couscous topped with a mint and bush lime yogurt
    • Slow roasted Black Angus sirloin served on a warm kipfler potato and green bean salad accompanied by confit cherry tomatoes, finished with a red wine jusDessert:

    • Traditional Pavlova accompanied by seasonal tropical fruits, fragrant vanilla bean chantilly cream and passion fruit coulisFlames of the Forest 6-Course Rainforest Dining Experience (Saturday):
    Savor a 6-course tropical tasting menu that is designed to introduce you to the flavors of the Tropical North. It is served plated and accompanied by sparkling, white and red wines, beer juices and soft drinks. Enjoy a solo acoustic guitarist who plays enchanting music during your meal.

    Sample Menu:
    
First Course:

    • Lightly seared kangaroo loin carpaccio served with a rocket, parmesan and Spanish onion salad with fresh truffle oil, dressed with aged balsamic glazeMains:

    • Smoked crocodile rillette with crisp cucumber slice & salsa verde
    • House made spanner crab tortellini in a fennel cream sauce with fresh garden herbs
    • Pan-seared coral trout on sauteed seasonal greens with a lemon myrtle infused beurre blanc accompanied by a fresh herb salsa
    • Port-braised beef cheek on duchess potato accompanied by spring baby vegetablesDessert:

    • Black sapote pavé (chocolate pudding fruit) with orange blossom cream and pistachio nut praline
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The vegan/vegetarian options were amazing! Normally you are left disappointed but here everyone was envious, even the meat eaters. Can not recommend enough!

    Thank Tahni_Rush
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This experience is a magical introduction to the rainforest and its people in a way that is moving, entertaining and unforgettable. Authentic and professional, every aspect is beautifully judged and timed. The food is delicious and abundant - the harvest of the bush - shared...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hannamark
    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    From being picked up from our accommodation to being driven to who knows where added to the anticipation for the night. Being greeted by a path of flames to walk looked superb and then to see the magical set up for our dining experience blew...More

    Thank chrissym1965
    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    What a great night. Friendly courteous staff made the whole experience memorable. The only comment I could make was the pathway in could be better lit. I am disabled & I was worried that I might trip on something. However I might add the staff...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Peter T
    Reviewed 11 June 2019

    I can't recommend this experience highly enough. We were greeted with sparkling wine and canapes. This was followed by a multi course feast of exceptionally prepared dishes. Given that this food was cooked for large numbers of persons, I was amazed at the quality of...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Jennifer R
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    I believe that they do collect from Palm Cove. To be sure through, call the office to confirm.
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    Key Details
    • Flames of the Forest
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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