Between the Live N Local Nights and the amazing top line acts Brian and Jo Lizotte have at their restaurant I am almost a regular, BUT, I am there to work - I very rarely have time to eat.
Thankfully, when my sister and her hubby were visiting from Mackay, Peter Healy was playing at Lizottes.
They were quite keen to catch him play and being fine food connoisseurs, were also interested in sampling the Lizottes menu.
What a treat for me. I actually had the time to sit back, note pad and camera less, to relax and enjoy something I had been surrounded by on many occasions. I have been robbing myself!
Just looking at the menu made my mouth water. What to choose?
We decided to get 'One of each" and sample the fruits of our choice.
Macadamia encrusted prawns - wow and I am not a prawn eater - beautiful... A simple roast that grandmothers would envy from the grave - how does he do it? What's the secret?. Tender fresh and juicy cuts, vegetables cooked to perfection, salads with flavour and appeal, desserts to delight, chocolate, raspberries - my goodness - amazing food.
It is not only food treated with respect it is food treated with an informed and talented culinary imagination that would make heaven seem dull.
If you are a bit like me and rarely have time to eat out - you just HAVE to give Lizottes a try. I had been to many restaurants in previous years but nothing, not even the 5 star places, came anywhere near the memories I have of this fine food.
Lizottes is a place that you just don't feel the rush to leave. The staff are so friendly and obliging and nothing is a problem. The ambience is peaceful and then, of course, there is the entertainment.
My visiting relatives were mentally willing Brian to open a Live @ Lizottes in Mackay so they could indulge a little more regularly than once a year. I say NO WAY! Please stay here Mr Lizotte. Thank you for your passion, imagination and your culinary expertise. You are the reward we all deserve. Which made me ponder... Where do you go Brian, when YOU wish a reward? Lizottes Restaurant
Lot 3 Avoca Drive
Phone - 0243 682017