KYLIE DAVIS gets a taste of the high life in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Kookaburras are eyeing up my lunch. Four fly in and perch in the branches that shade the beautiful Songbirds restaurant in Mt Tamborine on the Gold Coast.

The last time I saw a kookaburra with that look, the day ended badly with a bold bird swooping down and stealing a string of sausages from our barbeque.

He slapped them against a tree to make sure they were dead, before gobbling them, wrecking our picnic.

If these four think they’re getting my pan-roasted Hervey Bay scallops with caramelised pork belly, pickled walnuts, apple, sage and Dijon mustard, they’ve got another thing coming…

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