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.
Cooper Dickson is Executive Chef at Capella Lodge. Cooper comes north to Capella from sister property Southern Ocean Lodge, swapping wilder shores for the subtropical paradise of Lord Howe Island. His experience in working in some of the finest kitchens in Australia has led to a real passion for using fresh produce and creating innovative menus that excite the palate and reflect the ingredients’ fresh, clean flavours.
All ingredients not grown or caught on Lord Howe are sourced from the island’s state of NSW. Cooper’s passion for foraging is evident in the rapidly expanding kitchen veggie patch – relationships have been cultivated with plants and islanders alike, who have opened their gardens, in a warm show of community, enabling Cooper to showcase the local harvest in a single dish.
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