Author(s): Helen Brierty
The Spirit House, nestled in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, is one of those special restaurants in the world. Sitting in the lush, tropical jungle of bamboo, palms, bougainvilleas, frangipanes, with a series of eight courtyards set around a central lake covered with waterlilies and watching the ducks float around, one could be forgiven thinking that they had been transported to Thailand. The exquisite Thai styled food and ambience at this restaurant bring diners from up and down the coast, and around the world.
A keen cook, on her first visit to Thailand, Helen Brierty fell in love with the food. She created the Spirit House Restaurant with her husband Peter, working with a team of dedicated professionals to share the taste of Thai with diners and students. Spirit House has been the culmination of her business career. Annette Fear shares her passion and knowledge of Asian food by making it accessible to thousands of home cooks. In her spare time she is off to Asia whenever her credit card permits, or potters in her extensive garden of Asian exotics.