Have you visited Alleys Restaurant and Bar lately at Currumbin RSL? If not then you are sure to be in for a lovely surprise as the well-known eatery has recently relaunched. Alleys has recently undergone an evolution. The chefs have created two vegetable and herb gardens at the Club and are creating seasonal menus to suit. Inspired to support local, much of the produce, if not from the veggie patch, is sourced locally with benefits noticed through the fresh, delicious tastes and the flavours.
Alleys menu also showcases each local business by offering a short blurb and QR code linking directly to the company’s website. One dish is the popular antipasto platter. Products from three local business feature. Salumi Australia, an Australian owned and operated boutique smallgoods manufacturing business is located near Byron Bay in close proximity to local farmers considered to be producing some of the finest pork in the world and the tastes of the delicious salami and prosciutto on the platter is evidence of this. Innobake, from Currumbin Valley hand craft gorgeous olives and some scrumptious dips. Wildbreads in Darra, Queensland was established in 2003 by one of the original partners of Sol Breads with the aim of servicing the fresh market demand for quality yeasted artisan style breads.
The Club also has several worm farms made from recycled material and these farms are a great source of fertilizer for the gardens and have also reduced the Club’s waste significantly, with over 10,000 tons PA of waste being consumed by these little creatures.
The Club in general constantly keeps abreast of how it can make itself more sustainable. CEO Ms Stovin is an advocate for sustainable living and has the full support of the progressive board of directors. In July 2011, Ecobiz, the Department of Environment and Resource Management, awarded Currumbin RSL with an ecoBiz partnership for substantially reducing their carbon footprint and for their continued efforts in sustainability. In one year the Club made energy savings equalling the energy used by 19 households, a GHG savings equalling the emissions from 20 cars and a water savings equalling one Olympic swimming pool.
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