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Food For The Famous: 5 Dishes Worth Celebration During VIVA Surfers Paradise

03 Jul 2019

Surfers Paradise is set to celebrate the world’s most legendary music stars for Viva Surfers Paradise – and with a little help from the precinct’s best restaurants, cafes and food outlets, you could be dining like them.

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Surfers Paradise is set to celebrate the world’s most legendary music stars – and with a little help from the precinct’s best restaurants, cafes and food outlets, you could be dining like them. Running from July 12-21, VIVA Surfers Paradise is Asia Pacific’s ultimate legends tribute festival with a nonstop program of tribute artist concerts, live music and street performances. Many of those legends loved their food and we’ve compiled the perfect guide to tap into their culinary tastes. Come along to Chevron Renaissance and experience Elvis Tribute Artists performance and signings on the following days and times whilst enjoying some delicious lunch or dinner. 

Saturday 13th July, 1pm to 2pm - Elvis Tribute Artists Performance

Sunday 14th July, 5pm to 7pm - Elvis Tribute Artists Performances

Monday 15th July, 2pm to 3pm - Kay Shannon and Diogo Light Autograph signings

Monday 15th July, 2pm to 3pm - Elvis Tribute Artists Performances 

Saturday 20th July 5pm to 7pm - Elvis Tribute Artists Performances

Sunday 21st July 1pm to 2pm - Elvis Tribute Artists Performance

Cold Rock Ice Creamery – Elvis Presley

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The King of Rock was known for his sweet tooth, with his love of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches spawning countless versions of ‘The Elvis Presley Ice Cream Sandwich’. While Cold Rock Ice Creamery prefers to serve up its desserts without a couple of slices of bread, you will be sure to find the types of treats Elvis wouldn’t have been able to walk past without getting all shook up.

El Patio de Cuba – Marilyn Monroe

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In 1952, the world’s most famous glamour girl became the world’s most famous carnivore when she told an interviewer that meat was the secret to her stunning figure. “Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or liver,” she said. We reckon Miss Monroe would love El Patio de Cuba, which boasts a menu overflowing with protein-rich dishes such as Fire-Grilled T-Bone Steak, Filete Cubano, Santiago Sizzle Plate and Cuban Lamb Shank.

Sardjiono’s – Elton John

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How much does Elton John love risotto? So much he once consigned his personal cook to Italy for a 15-day apprenticeship with a chef known as the ‘King of Risotto’. It’s a long way from Europe but Sardjiono’s has earned its own reputation for serving up the highest quality Italian cuisine, not to mention the kind of hospitality that would have the ‘Rocket Man’ wanting to stay and play late into the night.

Landsdowne Road Irish Tavern – Queen

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While flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury may have preferred vodka and champagne, it is Guinness all the way for bandmate Brian May. The guitarist loves a tipple of the dark Irish stout and he would no doubt be in heaven amid the Craic of the Landsdowne Road Irish Tavern where he would be guaranteed a ‘Killer Queen Experience’.

Zambrero – The Beatles

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While their favourite foods are up for debate, the likes of John Lennon and George Harrison would have applauded Zambrero’s efforts to make the world a better place. For every burrito or bowl sold, its Plate 4 Plate initiative ensures a meal is donated to someone in need and that’s a mission the renowned humanitarians would have happily dined out for.

Come join us at Chevron Renaissance in celebrating VIVA Surfers Paradise and dine like a legend


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