This my friends, is the story of the time we went on a Just Tuk’n Around Progressive Dinner.
What expectations come to your mind when you imagine a fun evening out with friends being ferried around restaurant to restaurant by tuk-tuk? I knew it was going to be fun; but I didn’t know I’d laugh till I cried, eat too much, possibly drink a little too much and still be giggling about the experience the next day.
I imagined a slow leisurely ride with @just_tukn_around along the seaside boardwalks and garden pathways, where there was time to commune with nature, drink in the views and salt air and enjoy an unhurried foodie evening with pals. Instead, we were quickly caught up in a carnival atmosphere of laughter and squeals of delight befitting a joy ride that was over way too quickly. . . . #justtuknaround #airliebeach #lovewhitsundays #discoverqueensland #seeaustralia #justqueensland
I imagined a slow leisurely ride along the seaside boardwalks and garden pathways, where there was time to commune with nature, drink in the views and salt air and enjoy an unhurried foodie evening with my pals. Instead, we were quickly caught up in a carnival atmosphere of laughter and squeals of delight befitting a joy ride that was over way too quickly. It was impossible not to surrender to the moment and entertainment by our drivers, in-between sampling delicious food from what was an eclectic range of restaurants and ambiances beautifully befitting Airlie Beach.
Our first stop was Sorrento Restaurant and Bar where 2 stunning platters of seafood for our party of 6 awaited and our choice of what turned out to be the first of several delicious cocktails consumed that evening!
Seriously, we could have just stayed at Sorrento’s all night, the sunset views alone are worth at least one visit and nibbling each morsel of so incredibly fresh tasty seafood would have made this little shenANNAgator happy enough to kick on sippin’ and munching the night away. The setting is probably my idea of heaven for a restaurant, but that would of defeated the point of a progressive dinner, so before we knew it, we were off to our next step.
Back in our fancy electric Tuktuk Pedicabs and careening down the main street of Airlie Beach certainly mixed the mood up from lay back cocktails and sunset views to the ‘Just Tuk’n’ vibe as our driver had us in stitches laughing at his crazy jokes and running commentary as we made our way none to quietly to La Tabella Trattoria. The busy outdoor dining area was already bustling and filling up quickly, but for all that we were not waiting long before the next course arrived from the rich Italian flavors of antipasto and beetroot gnocchi with duck.
Our last stop of the night was KC’s Grill and Bar, Airlie’s Original Steakhouse and Live Music Venue; the place was pumping and packed to the hilt. Unfortunately for us the live music was cancelled at the last minute, but the place was packed to the rafters within the cosy rustic timber and red brick décor with a bit of a 70’s twist along with classic murals taking every spot on the walls – one describing ‘Airlie Beach as being a drinking town with a boating problem!’ Too true!
If you’re up for fun and a wild ride then the Just Tuk’n Around Progressive Dinner is a hilarious action packed way to check out some sights and flavours that make up just a little piece of my tropical paradise in Airlie Beach, North Queensland.
So tell me dear reader, when was the last time you ate too much, possibly drank a little too much and were still giggling about the experience the next day?
The Just Tuk’n Around Progressive Dinner was independently paid for.
Just Tuk’n Around
Price: $110.00 per person.
Pickup: From/to Airlie Beach accommodation. Special pickup locations can be arranged.
Phone: 0421 513 033