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September 17, 2010 11:27 ET

Award-Winning Chefs at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast Hotel Show Off Their Culinary Diversity

SURFERS PARADISE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2010) -  The talented team of chefs at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa's restaurants team up for a culinary feast at the Benihana Japanese Steakhouse and the Lagoon Restaurant. The Surfers Paradise restaurants feature authentic teppanyaki banquets and impressive seafood selections.

IGNITE THE TASTE BUDS AT BENIHANA!
Benihana Japanese Steakhouse is renowned as one of south-east Queensland's favourite dining experiences. Located on level three of the five-star Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, a premier Gold Coast hotel, it is part of the internationally-recognised stable of restaurants that have been entertaining diners around the world for nearly 50 years.

At Benihana, guests are seated around a teppanyaki table while their chef prepares and cooks their meals on a teppan hot plate right before their eyes. The highly trained chefs are known as entertainers as well as culinary masters and create an unforgettable dining experience every time. A range of teppanyaki banquets are available featuring combinations of fresh seafood, steak and chicken as well as wagyu beef, prawns, lobster and scallops. All banquets are served with a Miso soup, followed by a Benihana salad, prawn appetiser, hibachi vegetables and steamed rice.

Also located on level three of the luxury hotel is Benihana's Sake Bar. It is the perfect place to enjoy a pre dinner drink and offers a selection of traditional Japanese Sake as well as its own sushi menu.

The talented team of Benihana chefs are also renowned for their exhilarating cooking classes held throughout the year. The classes educate guests on the traditional art of teppan style cooking and teach you how to make the most out of fresh ingredients and prepare that perfect meal at home. Contact the Gold Coast resort for further information and the next class.

Benihana has been serving international visitors, VIPs, resort guests and locals for nearly 18 years on the Gold Coast. Benihana is open daily from 5.30pm and guests can book by phoning 07 5592 9800.

DIVE INTO THE FINEST OF SEAFOOD BUFFETS
The Lagoon Restaurant at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is undoubtedly one of the finest seafood buffets on the Gold Coast, making it a popular choice for guests and locals. Located on the ground floor of the five-star family resort, the elegant and relaxed restaurant overlooks the tropical lagoon pool and lush landscaped gardens and features an impressive buffet for fine food lovers.

From some of Australia's freshest seafood such as reef fish, prawns, smoked salmon, crab and oysters to roast meats, exotic curries, gourmet salads, live cooking stations and a decadent dessert bar, there is certainly something to suit everyone.

The endless buffet is carefully crafted by the Surfers Paradise resort's executive chef Andrew Fraser and his award-winning team of chefs. All of the freshly baked breads, mouth-watering pastries and sensational sweets are hand-made in the resort's own pastry kitchen. The lunch and dinner buffet is complemented by an extensive beverage list and offers a range of wines, boutique and international beers and selection of delicious cocktails.

The Lagoon Surfers Paradise restaurant is also open for breakfast and offers a buffet fit for a king -- from crispy bacon and farm fresh eggs to fluffy pancakes, omelettes and eggs Benedict, it is the perfect way to start the day. A light, continental option featuring Danish pastries and croissants, fresh fruits, yoghurt and deli style meats is also available. An a la carte menu is available and features a selection of signature dishes designed by the restaurant's talented team of chefs.

The idyllic Lagoon Restaurant is the perfect choice for families, couples, corporate meetings and groups and offers the ultimate buffet experience in a five-star environment. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 7.00am to 10.30am, lunch from 12 noon to 2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm.

PRICES:
BREAKFAST
Sat/Sun -- $39.00 pp
Mon - Fri -- $36.00 pp
Continental -- $29.00 pp

LUNCH
Mon - Fri -- $50.00 pp
Sat/Sun -- $64.00 pp

DINNER
Sun - Thurs -- $69.00 pp
Fri/Sat -- $76.00 pp

For bookings and further information, please contact the Lagoon Restaurant on (07) 5592 9772

About the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is ideal among Gold Coast family resorts with an abundance of on-site activities and prime beach access. A star among Gold Coast resort hotels, it offers 297 rooms and 30 suites on 28 floors. This contemporary, luxurious hotel and resort property also features 2112 sq ft of total meeting and event space, concierge, babysitting services, limousine service, a full-service business center, wired and wireless high-speed Internet, the on-site Lattouf Hair Spa, an on-site fitness centre, and an outdoor pool.