Cuisine at Capella Lodge is designed to promote the pure taste of superb local and regional produce. A surprising harvest springs from this tiny, pristine island blessed with rich soils, bountiful waters and from Capella’s own kitchen garden.
During the day there’s fresh juices, espresso coffee and artisan teas, maybe an icy cold beer or glass of sparkling! In the evening, a generous selection of premium wines and spirits complement deftly mixed concoctions that taste of summer (or at the least never-ending spring).
Complimentary from 6pm, Capella’s open bar includes a range of fine Australian wines along with a selection of top-shelf spirits and locally crafted beers. A premium gin bar led by our own Baillies 9 gin is also on offer each evening.
Evenings are heavenly at Capella as guests sip on sunset drinks and savour canapés in the bar or watch the sun slip over the horizon from Gowers Terrace. It’s a magic time to reflect on the day and to share experiences with fellow guests.
The lodge is designed to encourage a relaxed ‘holiday house’ feel. Guests may help themselves to a drink and a snack from their in-suite bar to relax and enjoy with the view, a book or perhaps share with a mate.
After joining the Capella culinary team as a Chef De Partie early in his career, Dennis Tierney has now come full circle to man the helm as Executive Chef. Dennis began his career at hatted restaurant Fins in Byron Bay, before venturing down the coast and continuing his journey at some of the era’s big-name Sydney restaurants – including Aria, Bilsons and Bel Mondo. Returning to work on
Lord Howe Island, Dennis remained great mates with the Capella kitchen team. When the opportunity presented to rejoin the team as Executive Chef, Dennis leapt at the chance. Dennis brings to the table menus the reflect his global and local experience, with local produce including fresh seafood, foraged sea greens and kitchen garden harvests taking centre stage.
Capella ranks as one of Australia’s finest accommodations on one of the world’s most singularly spectacular and remarkable islands.Anthony Dennis Fairfax Traveller