Food & Drink

Feast your Eyes: The Boulevard and The Resort

New options and mouth-watering flavours – all to be discovered at The Boulevard and The Resort.
By Jessica Teas


Medium rare? Tick. Well done? Tick. Tender and well-seasoned, with 17 secret herbs and spices? Tick. This is the restaurant that delivers on big flavours and great service. See you there for lunch and dinner.


A South American hot spot that easily satisfies the local need for guac and a frosty margarita with a healthy twist. Happily, we still get all the taco, torta and arepa hits we’re looking for, just with lighter ingredients, such as coconut, quinoa and chia. Check out the summer menu additions, with delights including the comuna colada ($19) cocktail and warm taco bowl ($15). Superfood dragon fruit and coconut cream give the Comuna colada its pastel pink colour, then it’s topped up with Pampero Blanco rum, coconut liqueur and pineapple juice. It’s the perfect partner for the spicy beef taco bowl filled with black beans, quinoa, corn and pico salsa and guacamole.


This 1950s-inspired burger shack turns out plenty of faultlessly cooked, award-winning angus-beef patties. The burgers – how about a Betty’s Classic topped with ruffly, crunchy lettuce and special sauce? –  are all highly Insta-worthy. But for a serious summer lunch, add fries and one of their famously indulgent concretes. These house-made frozen-custard ice creams are churned slowly and continuously, yielding a denser, creamier texture. They make the ideal base for mix-ins – the seriously lengthy list includes honeycomb and Dello Mano classic brownie. Decisions, decisions…


What could be more Japanese than a cut of marbled A6+ wagyu beef followed by a glass of the finest Japanese whisky? Not much, but that’s what you get here. Torii specialises in artful Japanese fare that’s light on the westernised rolls and big on the surf and turf flavours (much of it of the grilled variety) loved by the locals. Fine-dining flourishes result in dishes such as the perennial favourite, unagi and foie gras millefeuille – grilled premium unagi, egg and pan-seared foie gras neatly stacked on Japanese soup spoons.


Pacific Fair’s modern Italian offering is loved for its wood-fired pizzas and house-made pastas. Plus, the waterside seats make it the perfect spot for tucking into a plate of penne. This summer, Rivea is also rolling out two- and three-course menus ($32 and $42) to take the work out of ordering for us when we’re beat from the heat. Start off with a rocket salad, meatballs or arancini before moving on to pappardelle, porchetta or pizza. The three-course meals finish with a cool gelato sundae or palate-cleansing panna cotta. Buon appetito!
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