Executive Chef Peter Ridland launched his new Autumn Menu on the weekend with dishes such as Alaskan King Crab Crab salad, avocado puree, fennel, coriander, coconut and passionfruit dressing, Berkshire Pork, NSW Belly and loin, scallop, pickled pumpkin, potato fondant, fennel and coriander salt and Éclair, salted caramel popcorn, confit lemon, rhubarb, and yoghurt sorbet. Please call reservations on (02) 9974 5599 to reserve your table in the restaurant.
We celebrated the launch of Icons book at Jonah’s on Saturday 22nd March with the local Federal Member, Bronwyn Bishop. This beautifully crafted book with spectacular photography has been written by local authors John and Terri Ayliffe. The book is a celebration of an iconic part of Sydney – the far Northern Beaches. Please see following link to press release Press Release Icons Book Launch
Easter at Jonah’s
We will be open every day during Easter time!
The Lane – Travel Feature
You can now view our Travel Feature by The Lane – see the full review and tips for styling your wedding at Jonah’s on http://thelane.com/The-Guide_Travel/post/2014-03-06-jonah-s-whale-beach-sydney
When you book and hold your wedding at Jonah’s before the 30th September – we will spoil you with overnight accommodation, champagne, L’Occitane gifts, Palm Beach candle, rose petals and more. For further information please call our Sales & Functions Manager on (02) 9974 2797
Taste of Sydney
For four days from the 13th – 16th March 2014, The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival returns to the stunning surrounds of Centennial Park. Jonah’s is excited to part of this foodie festival and will be participating as a destination restaurant on Saturday 15th March. Executive Chef Peter Ridland will be showcasing three exciting dishes plus a special Icon dish drawing inspiration from one of our most popular dishes at Jonah’s ‘fruits de mer’. We hope to see you there!
NSW Food & Wine Festival
Celebrate the state’s finest produce, wine and wine regions.. We’re taking part in this exciting event by participating in the Sticky & Sweet category. During February 24 – March 21 when dining at Jonah’s you can enjoy our Lemon Parfait, roasted apricot, oat crumble and apricot sorbet dessert which has been perfectly matched with a 2011 Centennial Vineyard ‘Finale’ Late Autumn Sauvignon Blanc from the Southern Highlands, NSW for $25.
Celebrating our 85th Birthday and Australia Day
On Monday 27th January we celebrated Australia Day and our 85th Birthday in true Australian style. Although we still have 15 years to go to get a telegram from the Queen, we were delighted to be able to host the governor Marie Bashir and Sir Nicholas Shehadie. Having welcomed movie stars, performers, politicians, media proprietors, royalty and sports champions since the 1920’s, it is always wonderful to invite and welcome back so many Australian legends – and this year’s celebration was no exception. Other guests including Ky Hurst, Peter Phelps, Mike Munro, Jono Coleman, Matt Dunn, Chris & Rose Fydler, John Coates, John Brown, Phil Kearns, Phil Waugh and David Kirk were treated to an afternoon of Australian themed food created by Executive Chef Peter Ridland.
Dishes served included QLD King Tiger Prawns, Freshly shucked Sydney Rock Oysters, Lobster with Thermidor Sauce, Lamb cutlets, Mini kangaroo chorizo hot dogs, mini Berkshire pork sausage rolls, Bundaberg rum & raisin ice cream, mini pavlovas and chocolate mousse with Tim Tam folded through, garnished with a chocolate crackle.
Guests sipped on a fine selection of wines including Taittinger Champagne, Cullen Chardonnay from Margaret River WA, The Schwarz “Nitschke Block’ Shiraz from the Barossa Valley SA, Home Hill Estate Pinot Noir from Huon Valley Tasmania and Lark Hill ‘Biodynamic’ Riesling Auslese from Canberra District NSW.
Entertainment during the afternoon included a joyful rendition of Advance Australia Fair sung by arising young star Ashleigh Rubenach, accompanied by 12 year old Jaden Deheragoda playing the violin. Jaden also treated guests to a gypsy folk performance of Hungarian Dance 2 by Brahms. Her Excellency Marie Bashir delivered a wonderful speech which included references to her own great appreciation of the beauty of the northern beaches and her long association with them. She also reminded the enthusiastic audience that on Australia Day we all particularly have to make sure that we do not leave anyone behind in life’s journey. We will upload some images on our facebook page soon.
With classic Hollywood stars such as Laurence Olivier and Vivienne Leigh dining at Jonah’s over the years, we believe that Romance never goes out of style…..Treat that special someone to Lunch or Dinner or an overnight stay this Valentine’s Day. Bookings essential P: (02) 9974 5599
As a valued customer of Jonah’s we would love your vote in the forthcoming Gold List Awards which is conducted by Luxury Travel Magazine. 2014 will be the tenth year for these awards and there are many categories covering hotels, resorts, cruises, rail journeys, adventure travel, and food and wine. In previous years Jonah’s won Best Australian Boutique Hotel, follow this link if you would like to vote for us again