Cairns Flames Of The Forest Dining Experience

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Overview

Step into the world's oldest rainforest to dine by candlelight during an unforgettable evening of fine food and entertainment at the Flames of the Forest dinner experience. Feel the wonder of this legendary location, enjoy live guitar music or an Aboriginal storytelling and cultural performance, and dine on a sumptuous multi-course meal in an enchanting rainforest setting. Your meal is accompanied by Australian wines and beer, and finishes with mouth-watering desserts. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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After pickup at your hotel, your driver takes you to a special location in the rainforest where your Flames of the Forest dinner takes place.

Walk beneath the forest canopy along a trail that glows in torchlight. Arrive at a secluded clearing where you are welcomed with sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres. Sip your wine as you take in the nighttime forest and dining area, which is illuminated with budlight chandeliers and flickering candles, all set under a high tented canopy. For the meal, take a seat at a shared table and enjoy a memorable evening.

For details about the rest of your evening, please see the options and menus below:

Flames of the Forest 7-course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):

Feast on a 7-course banquet that uses the freshest local produce (menu below), meats and seafood. Your meal includes Australian sparkling, white and red wines, beer and soft drinks. Watch an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, storytelling and song.

Flames of the Forest 6-course Rainforest Dining Experience (Saturday):

Savor a 6-course tropical tasting menu that is designed to introduce you to the flavors of the Tropical North. It is served plated and accompanied by premium wines. Enjoy a solo acoustic guitarist who plays enchanting music during your meal.

Inclusions for Cairns Flames Of The Forest Dining Experience

  • 7-course aboriginal cultural experience (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Pre-dinner drinks and Hors d'oeuvres
  • 7-course banquet with premium wines and soft drink
  • Aboriginal cultural performance
  • 6-course rainforest dining experience (Saturday)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 6-course tropical tasting dinner including premium wines and soft drink

Exclusions for Cairns Flames Of The Forest Dining Experience

  • Gratuities (optional)

Itinerary:

Flames of the Forest 7-course Aboriginal Cultural Dining Experience (Tuesday and Thursday):
Feast on a 7-course banquet that uses the freshest local produce, meats and seafood (menu below). Your meal includes Australian sparkling, white and red wines, beer and soft drinks. Watch an Aboriginal cultural performance featuring didgeridoo, storytelling and song.

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Trio of dips - roasted eggplant with red pepper, feta & fresh herbs, basil pesto & traditional butter served with freshly baked bread
Mains:
  • Fresh local Tiger prawns served with a crisp vegetable and sprout salad, with a chili and lime dressing
  • Tableland salad of mesclun, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic croutons and Spanish onion finished with a honey mustard dressing
  • Lemon myrtle infused kangaroo loin on a bed of wild rocket and toasted macadamia nuts garnished with homemade fig chutney
  • Locally caught pan-fried reef fish served with lightly steamed seasonal greens and finished with a fragrant coconut and kaffir lime broth
  • Jungle-spiced chicken breast with an aromatic fresh date and fire-roasted red pepper couscous topped with a mint and bush lime yogurt
  • Slow roasted Black Angus sirloin served on a warm kipfler potato and green bean salad accompanied by confit cherry tomatoes, finished with a red wine jus
Dessert:
  • Traditional Pavlova accompanied by seasonal tropical fruits, fragrant vanilla bean chantilly cream and passion fruit coulis
Beverages:
  • Sparkling wine aperitif
  • Bennetts lane NV Brut
For the meal:
  • white wine - Plantagenet Hazard Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • red wine - Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz
  • beer - Toohey's Extra Dry, Crown Lager, Cascade Premium Light
  • soft drinks - cola, lemonade, orange juice
Flames of the Forest 6-Course Rainforest Dining Experience (Saturday):
Savor a 6-course tropical tasting menu that is designed to introduce you to the flavors of the Tropical North. It is served plated and accompanied by premium wines. Enjoy a solo acoustic guitarist who plays enchanting music during your meal.

Sample Menu:
First Course:
  • Lightly seared kangaroo loin carpaccio served with a rocket, parmesan and Spanish onion salad with fresh truffle oil, dressed with aged balsamic glaze
Mains:
  • Smoked crocodile rillette with crisp cucumber slice & salsa verde
  • House made spanner crab tortellini in a fennel cream sauce with fresh garden herbs
  • Pan-seared coral trout on sauteed seasonal greens with a lemon myrtle infused beurre blanc accompanied by a fresh herb salsa
  • Port-braised beef cheek on duchess potato accompanied by spring baby vegetables
Dessert:
  • Black sapote pavé (chocolate pudding fruit) with orange blossom cream and pistachio nut praline

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Flames of the Forest location is 15 minutes from Port Douglas, 40 minutes from Palm Cove and 1 hour from Cairns

Each table seats 10 people. No tables for two are available (except Saturday nights)

Meals are served on platters, banquet style to the table

Vegetarian option is available on Tuesday and Thursday only, please advise at time of booking if required

Not recommended for child aged 6 and under

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The setting is enchanting and the food was wonderful. Well worth doing!

  • Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to low bookings. We were really disappointed as we had heard from other travelers that this was an amazing night. Guess next time back, we'll hopefully get to do it.

  • Very unique and beautiful dining experience. We went on an evening with the acoustic guitar - music was just right- some songs we knew some we had not heard before - nice accompaniment to the meal.

    Setting was mesmerizing - twinkling lights and dancing shadows....having a table jut to ourselves gave the evening a romantic, special feeling.

    Food was most interesting - and tasty. Wine choices were fine and plentiful.....might have been nice to have a unique after dinner wine with the desert.

    The drive from our hotel in Cairns was surprisingly long but gave us a chance to see areas/towns that we wouldn't have otherwise had a chance to see.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

  • Amazing adventure, Great dinner, lovely setting and wonderful story telling. A must do event

  • an absolute MUST for any traveller.... the food was amazing and the whole experience enchanting.

  • This was an amazing experience for us. The food was delicious, the staff very attentive and the Aboriginal story mesmerising. Highly recommend this adventure into Aboriginal culture.

  • AMAZING NIGHT GREAT FOOD AND ENTERAINMENT GREAT SERVICE A MUST DO

  • Dinner was fantastic, served family style. I was able to try dishes that I wouldn't order off a menu for example, kangaroo. The aboriginal music and story telling was an added bonus. The atmosphere was romantic.

  • Super experience and wonderful food!

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