Dining Options At Painted Boat Resort
Heading to Painted Boat Resort? Here are your dining options!
When I went to the Painted Boat Resort on the Sunshine Coast, I went on the cusp of the summer and fall schedule. The hours were changing at “The Restaurant”, their restaurant on the property so one of the nights I was there it was open for dinner and the other, it was closed. After the summer season, the Sunshine Coast gets very quiet. Businesses cut their hours because of this. When the restaurant was closed, the other Painted Boat Resort food option was to self-catered in my villa. For breakfasts, I ate from the breakfast baskets which you can order through the resort and for dinner one night, I picked up some food to grill at the local market.
The photos below will give you a better visual of my Painted Boat Resort food options:
The Restaurant is the main Painted Boat Resort food option. It has a West Coast vibe with gorgeous views of the water and the surrounding evergreen trees. The team at the restaurant focuses on local ingredients available on the coast and it shows the regional menu.
For my first course, I ordered the albacore tuna which came with an egg yolk emulsion, herb salad, and tapenade. It was absolutely delicious!
My main was scallops & crisp pork belly with savoy cabbage, ginger rice croquette, and hoisin sauce. This was very tasty also! I do like my pork belly quite crisp though so I would recommend that it be broiled on the top!
For dessert, I ordered the lime curd mousse with almond & coconut genoise (sponge cake) and sesame caramel pearls. I didn’t have room for dessert but I’ll be straight and say I may have unbuckled my pants.
Self-catering is the other Painted Boat Resort food option. The following day, the restaurant was closed so I asked the staff for local recommendations. Four employees recommended Oaktree Market. It’s not far from the resort so you could easily bike or walk there. I drove because I was coming from a hike at Francis Point Provincial Park. Because I was alone, I didn’t want to buy too much food. Also since I didn’t bring things like seasoning or spices, I had to be very strategic about my meal.
At the market, I bought two links of their Tuscan sausage which everyone recommended. It was a whopping $3.00 CDN. I bought a handful of baby gold potatoes to make some smashed potatoes and a pre-packaged salad kit. My dinner came to less than $10! I remember there are salt and pepper packets in the villa as well as cream for my coffee, chives, and butter from my breakfast basket. I was able to pull off a simple dinner in my villa!
If you live in Vancouver and were coming to the resort, you could easily pack up supplies from home in a cooler to cook here. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, plates, glasses, a coffee machine and even a blender. Complimentary tea bags and coffee is stocked in the kitchen.
Using the grill in my villa. My favourite cooking method is indirect heat cooking. So heat up the grill on high then turn off the middle burners and keep the outside ones on. Cook the meat above the burners that are shut and close. Food is cooked perfectly and not dry.
A dinner of mixed green salad, Tuscan sausages from Oaktree Market and baby gold smashed potatoes with skin on. Not bad for a solo traveller with no spices or seasoning!
Here is one of the breakfast baskets that you can order from the resort. There were ingredients to make an omelette plus juice, fruit, more granola, a pastry, butter, and jam.
I suck at cooking eggs but here’s my omelette with local mushrooms, chives, and asparagus.
This breakfast basket had mason jars filled with yummy eats!
Coffee, tea and a coffee maker in my villa
Painted Boat Resort dining options gave me the best of both worlds. For those who want a full-on vacation from doing everything, you have The Restaurant which serves up delicious coastal cuisine. If you still want to save a bit of money or you have picky eaters travelling with you, you have the dining option of self-catering. Oaktree Market is a great budget-friendly shop and the kitchen in the villas have everything you need to make your own gourmet meals.
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**Disclaimer: Many thanks to the Painted Boat Resort for my complimentary stay. As always, opinions expressed are my own.**