Noosa residents have an one-off opportunity to enjoy a menu from the executive chef of Australia’s best hotel, best new hotel and best regional hotel, Jackalope Hotel, as awarded by Gourmet Traveller.

Executive chef Guy Stanaway, who oversees Jackalope’s two restaurants, Doot Doot Doot and the Rare Hare will be sharing the kitchen with executive chef Zeb Gilbert at Ibento, Wasabi Restaurant to prepare an 8-course degustation on 20 February.

Guy’s culinary began his career at Christchurch’s small luxury property, The George Hotel before taking on roles at two world-class Aman Resorts properties –Amanbagh in remote Rajasthan and Bali’s Amankila. This experience was a perfect fit for the accomplished young chef who could combine his loves of travel, culture, and cooking with indigenous ingredients. Unsurprisingly half a decade in Asia has left an indelible mark on this native Kiwi’s palate and plates – a fluency in balance and a respect for the importance of texture and the result will be on show at this special Chef’s Table Event. Both Guy and Zeb are fervent supporters of their local farmers and producers and will bring together local, regional ingredients to create an exclusive, once only menu. Each course will be thoughtfully matched with a premium beverage hand selected by Wasabi’s sommelier.

Tickets are $250 per guest. Phone 5449 2443.