Wednesday, June 19, 2024


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Meet Virly Trotter Pastry Chef At Whisper Restaurant & Gin Bar

Originally from Indonesia Virly Trotter has moved around the world and now brings her passion for cooking to Airlie Beach.
At Whisper Restaurant & Gin Bar, Virly is the newly appointed Pastry Chef and also provides charcuterie and grazing boards for events and functions.
Virly believes that her charcuterie boards are fast becoming a feature in many functions at Whisper Restaurant.
“I love to use my creativity when I am sculpting flowers and patterns with different elements on the grazing table. I like to think of it as an art form, making beautiful creations with food,” said Virly.
“I love being in the kitchen, I believe that if you love what you do and you love cooking, it will shine through the dishes you serve. This is something I learned as a young girl when I cooked with my grandma - food always brings family and friends together.
“I'm so happy when I can see customers enjoying my food, it makes me feel proud and a little more confident in what I am creating.”
Virly loves working with Wuisan - the new Head Chef. “His Asian fusion dishes - like our Beef Rendang Burger, is very unique and unexpected,” she expressed.
“It’s exciting we are now open for dinner on Saturdays and Sundays, so now everyone can come and enjoy our beautiful restaurant, with so many interesting options.
“If you love sweets and love to eat something different, come and enjoy our delicious desserts like our ‘Coco Wish’ Chiffon cake made with Pandan flavours and coconut custard.”

Virly Trotter, Photo credit: Daniel Heggie

Charcuterie board, Photo supplied

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