If you missed out on your strawberry ice cream from the Ekka then don’t worry the crew at the Ocean View Estates Restaurant have you covered.
Macadamia ice cream served with local strawberries and a piece of honeycomb dripping with honey is a contender for any ice cream lover.
Head Chef Tony Tierney was delighted to add this dessert to the winter/spring menu and it is a favourite of many customers.
“We churn our own ice cream on site so it is always fresh, the macadamias are roasted and added to the vanilla based ice-cream,” Tony said.
“We have our own beehives so we are able to collect our honey. I have been up to the beehives a few times, you just have to be careful you don’t annoy the bees.”
Having access to local quality produce is really important to Tony and the ingredients are always used in the best possible way.
As well as promoting fresh ingredients at work, Tony does the same at home and has his own sustainable veggie garden.
“I think it is really important to have a veggie garden at home,” Tony said.
“You can see how creative you can be with your own veggies and keeps the kids excited about food as well.”
Tony is married to his wife Michelle and they have three children, two boys Will and Finn and a daughter Frankie.
“They keep me really busy and sane,” Tony said.
“I cook at lot at home and the boys are always helping me in kitchen. My oldest boy likes steak, medium rare, the only way to eat it.”
Ocean View Estates have recently opened their new function room which has been designed to host weddings and functions. A new kitchen was part of the design and Tony and his crew busy will be kept busy.
“The function venue will have a tapas style menu which is more suited for functions and weddings,” Tony said.
“I will be overseeing the chefs in the new kitchen but I will be remaining in the restaurant.”
If you would like to try the delicious macadamia ice cream then call 3425 3900 to make your booking or click here to book online.
Also if you are planning a function why not book a time to come out and see the new function room, it has been purpose built to meet all wedding and conference needs.