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“Another amazing experience”

Ibento Boutique Event Space
Ranked #225 of 378 Restaurants in Noosa
Price range: US$79 - US$129
Description: Ibento is a private dining room and boutique event space providing an elegant blank canvas for your next personal or corporate gathering; a versatile location that can be transformed to match your needs. From private dinner parties, and intimate weddings to wine tastings and product launches, Ibento can adapt to fit a variety of different requirements.
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Description: Ibento is a private dining room and boutique event space providing an elegant blank canvas for your next personal or corporate gathering; a versatile location that can be transformed to match your needs. From private dinner parties, and intimate weddings to wine tastings and product launches, Ibento can adapt to fit a variety of different requirements.
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Have had many such personal experiences in the past few weeks with Chefs Tables and am coming more to the conclusion that this is the best way to enjoy the chefs and restaurant skills.
However it takes a special skill to pull it off and Ibento is doing it superbly.
You not only have to have a cooking skill but also a communication skill in relating to the diners and literally expose yourself in the whole gamut from preparation to delivery.
This was a special night with Zeb teaming up with Michael Ryan from Provenance and Julian Castagna from the Beechworth winery to produce the most amazing combination of wood, wine and personal experiences.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Noosa locals are fortunate to have so many food events during the year but few equal the experience and personal involvement of the special dinners and cooking classes at Ibento. Noosa Alive and similar are enjoyable but it's hard to beat what is akin to a private dinner party with guest chefs like James Viles.
Rather than just enjoy James' food on a plate, we had a first hand experience of his personality and how he created his masterpieces. A night to treasure , very enjoyable and nights not to miss.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I was privileged to attend a cooking class along with only 4 others at this fabulous venue. The class was held by Josh Smallwood, the Head Chef of Ricky's on the River. The class focused on cooking seafood mainly, but we also had a fantastic dessert of passionfruit souffle. The host of Ibento was wonderfully friendly and very helpful throughout the entire class. Everything was on hand for us to use, including some fantastic handmade Japanese knives! For safety reasons, gas is not in use for cooking, but they do have fantastic induction cook tops, and a couple of very good ovens. It is a very open and versatile space, with things like cocktail parties, the cooking school, or team building exercises just a few that come to mind.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Occasionally, one looks for more than perfection, the need for an “event” or experience takes over and who better than Zeb Gilbert of Wasabi to deliver those needs.
The occasion was an event with Stephen and Prue Henschke supplying a range of superb wines of an amazing diversity of grapes and styles supported by Zeb’s amazing food.
It doesn’t get much more enjoyable than a “chef’s table” with Australia’s best winemaker and the chef from Australia’s top regional restaurant.
Stephen and Prue discussed the winery’s heritage and each wine’s makeup and Zeb discussed the food, produce and delivery – what an amazing night.
Even better though is the integrity of the produce – sourced from Wasabi’s own farm (Honeysuckle Hill Farm) – where the aim is to specialise in local cuisines based only on ingredients found in the local area.
Although Wasabi is enjoyable on any occasion, a night at Ibento is something to treasure forever.
There will be different collaborative events throughout the year and I'd highly recommend that dedicated foodies book early - numbers are obviously limited.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

Some of my most memorable experiences in the past few years have been "meals" in a chef's table format where you share with perhaps some 15 or 18 people - it becomes a very personal and involving experience with the chef as he prepares, delivers and includes the gathering in group discussions of the food and provenance.
Typically, these events are found in New York, Europe and Japan and I had no expectation of such enjoyment so close to home.
This experience was a collaboration of chefs, Josh Smallwood and Zeb Gilbert with food supplied by nearby farms Maravista and Honeysuckle Hill Farms.
It was a wonderful experience shared with a few with common interests who quickly became good friends - the setting is perfect - a small intimate boutique space without the formality of a large dining room.
There were probably 12 courses, each superb and hard to pick favourites amongst them but at no time did it feel like the tortuous long-winded degustation of so many top restaurants - a wonderful evening and hopefully there will be many more to come.
Amazing quality from the farms and beautifully prepared by 2 top chefs.

Date of visit: March 2017
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