Sexy suede lounges, intimate banquettes, and unbroken views of the Coral Sea make lingering easy at this Palm Cove eatery. The menu teems wtih pared-back, innovative Mod Oz dishes that do justice to the region's produce. Start with a vanilla-ginger mojito or lime-coconut daiquiri, then select seveal tapas-style tasting plates, such as smoked red emperor served on a single betel leaf with peanut-papaya relish and salmon roe. Those with large appetites can choose from the
"bold and robust" menu: a fragrant lamb pastilla, or barbecued Angus T-bone. Desserts are deceptively simple: passion-fruit soufflé, honeycomb dipped in Valrhona chocolate, or coconut snow eggs with black rice, banana ice-cream, and hibiscus.