Raining in Gibson’s
We headed to the Sunshine Coast for a Kayaking Lesson and 3 hour tour. We stayed overnight at “A View with a Room”, a nice quite B&B with a fabulous view. The evening weather was terrific! We had a nice dinner at Sweet Water Bistro in Gibson’s Landing and finished our bottle of wine on the deck at the B&B under the stars. However, the weather changed quite quickly and our kayaking adventure for the next day was rained out. We picked the only ‘full-on” rainy day in August of course! We will be making attempt number two next weekend. View the full photo set here.

Sweet Water Bistro
The Sweet Water Bistro is located a block up from the Gibson’s Landing Wharf but is on the third floor of a pink house (not sure why it is pink) and has a great view of the harbour over the buildings in front. There is a patio with seating for about 20, a bar with bar stools for about 8 and seating for another 30 or so inside. It was a warm evening but we thought it would cool off quickly so chose a table just inside the open patio doors, still with a view and a bit if the breeze. There were only two other tables besides us on this Sunday evening but reservations are recommended for weekend nights.
Menu and Service
The menu was small but with good choices including about 6 or 8 starters, 6 or 8 mains and a few desserts plus an appetizer feature and two main course features of the day. The appetizer feature was a puff pastry layered with caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes and goat cheese and topped with a green salad with a light vinaigrette. Not Jeff’s cup of tea but I ordered it anyway and it was delicious (and he did have a bite or two of the pastry). Jeff ordered the fish feature of the day and I had the Seafood Pasta. The fish feature was Fresh Wild Sockeye Salmon on a bed of Chorizo Risotto. The portion of fish was too large to finish but cooked well with a nice char on the outside. The risotto was well cooked and flavourful with generous bites of chorizo. The Seafood Pasta was fettucini and also featured a piece of the day’s Sockeye Salmon in addition to baby shrimp and scallops and mussels. The sauce was creamy but very light with a bit of tomato. Both dishes were very good and better than our impressions would suggest of Gibson’s the last time we visited. There are more restaurants available than just fish and chips and pubs! We choose an 1884 Reservado 2008 Malbec from Argentina. Once the bottle arrived we realized that we had tried this wine before and really enjoyed it again!

Watch for our upcoming blog about Sunshine Kayaking. We are determined to get the trip in before the end of August!