The Gold Coast’s premier cultural precinct, HOTA – Home of the Arts, has officially opened the doors to two of the City’s most anticipated new hospitality venues, as Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar, this week.

Palette opened to the public from lunchtime on 14 May, while The Exhibitionist Bar opened at 10am on 15 May, closing at midnight. The opening of the two new venues comes off the back of HOTA’s Gallery opening last weekend and will bring together art enthusiasts and those who appreciate fine dining, a curated cocktail offering and an eclectic atmosphere.

Head Chef Dayan Hartill-Law said the team are counting down the hours until they can welcome visitors to enjoy their modern Australian cuisine. “Our degustation menus are inspired by the major art exhibitions in the gallery, with the first menu relating to HOTA’s Solid Gold exhibit so that guests can see their favourite pieces of art come to life on the plate,” said Dayan. “The degustation menu will evolve as each exhibition changes, so diners can always expect an exciting new experience,” he said.

At The Exhibitionist, on level five, guests will enjoy expansive views of the Gold Coast while enjoying a sophisticated tapas-style and bar. HOTA Head of Culinary Arts, David Ashford, said the extravagant rooftop venue would add another dimension to the already bustling food and social scene on the Gold Coast. Palette restaurant, located on the ground floor, is a sophisticated dining experience that will feature a modern Australian menu with a fully curated wine list, degustation menus and ala carte.

“The HOTA precinct is not just about art; it’s also about lifestyle and entertainment. The addition of The Exhibitionist Bar and Palette will aid HOTA in delivering this to our customers,” said David.

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