New Spring Menus
Spring saw the launch of a revised breakfast & lunch menu and a completely new dinner menu at The Dunes Cafe & Bar. Launched with a VIP event for members and residents the seasonal menu has been tailored in response to direct feedback following recent research (focus groups) conducted by Pacific Dunes.
With a varied selection of vegetarian and tasty meat dishes, an abundance of gluten free options, revised kids choices accompanied by daily specials, the new menus are proving popular for each meal period and also for local businesses ordering take-away.
Head Chef, Sheldon Black, designed the menu with the patrons in mind and the recent research conducted on dining-out habits of members, residents and the wider community, but he also created each dish to draw on local, seasonal produce for the high level of quality and to support the local economy.
With all of the meat & seafood being sourced from within Australia, specifically the Hunter Valley for the scotch and rump steaks, it is also worth a mention that the calamari is line caught, the lamb is 100% free range & hormone free and similarly, the pork (for the pork belly) is hormone free.
Sheldon Black grew up in Montana where his family owned and ran St. Mary Lodge and Resort which is situated on land directly surrounding the east side entrance to Glacier National Park, which is listed among the “Top 50” most-visited tourist spots in the United States. Sheldon ventured to Australia through the wine industry, working at Arrowfield Estate before establishing himself in the Port Stephens & Newcastle Area as Head Chef at the following renowned restaurants: Shoal Bay Country Club, Grille32, Coronas Bar and Grille, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Merewether Surf House.
Voted 2014 Port Stephens Business of the Year and 2014 Port Stephens Club of the Year, Pacific Dunes has once again been nominated as a Finalist in the 2015 Port Stephens Business Awards, for both the ‘Club’ category and ‘Restaurant-Australian Cuisine’ category, with the winners announced in October at the annual awards night.
Serving breakfast & lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Friday nights, The Dunes Cafe & Bar will be opening on Saturdays as well, in the near future.