Their Food and Their Foodie Experiences

Dec 02, 2020
Our chefs seek out and have the privilege of working with extraordinary Australian produce. They celebrate locally grown and native ingredients, Australia’s incredible quality and diverse produce, embracing global cultural influences with a distinctive Australian twist. 
From sharing their recipes, to meeting them over a hands-on cooking class, to any number of connections that showcase their food and their foodie experiences, there are many ways to taste, share and enjoy a plate of their food…

Appellation at The Louise, Barossa Valley. Chef Kyle Johns – shares his Grandmother’s recipe for the classic South African Melktert, (Milk Tart) a perfectly nostalgic, not-too-sweet ending to a meal. He likes to delight Appellation guests with a petit four version but a wobbling Christmas-scented slice from the larger tart will easily tempt a crowd, claiming to be ‘too full for dessert.” View Kyle’s Melktert Recipe.

Cooking Demonstration with Cape Lodge Chef Tony Howell –  working with seasonal local Margaret River produce, discover some kitchen tips and recipes from Chef Tony Howell in 2021. The Saturday cooking demonstrations are fun, informative and very popular, so book early. View Cooking Calendar

Saffire’s Palate Restaurant – The very best of fine food and wine is produced right on Saffire’s doorstep. Local fishing villages supply a daily parade of crayfish, scallops and deep-sea fish lifted dripping off the local boats, salty-sweet and fresh from the water. Plump oysters and mussels are farmed in the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay. The best of Tasmania’s succulent grass-fed beef and lamb, full-flavoured game meats, fresh herbs and spices and seasonal fruit and vegetables are chosen daily to craft cuisine that accentuates the best of premium local produce. View Saffire’s Sample Menu or take a virtual tour of Palate Restaurant

Lake House – underlying everything is the philosophy that a regional destination restaurant cannot exist in isolation from its region. Lake House’s cuisine and experiences celebrate the beauty of the local people, place and seasons. Learn more about Lake House and their Business With Purpose

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – Wolgan Dining Room by James Viles. Delighting in local flavours, Chef James sources key ingredients from the 1832 kitchen garden, forages native ingredients from the reserve and incorporates fresh produce from local farmer’s markets and regional producers to create a gourmet menu from the ground up for a thoughtfully crafted, authentic dining experience that is truly of the land and of the region. Read an interview with James Viles.

Pretty Beach House – Chef’s Table Dining Experience. A fun and interactive dinner with your chef, sitting at the kitchen pass. Watch on as chef creates a true gastronomic dinner experience using locally harvested seasonal produce whilst talking you through the steps before you enjoy the personalised cuisine. Learn more.

Longitude 131°’s – Table 131°. Guests dine outdoors and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes. The mesmerising sounds of an ancient culture welcome the gathering and as darkness falls a four-course dinner with fine Australian wines is served. In the cool season, a warm fire sparks under the spectacular night sky. Later, Longitude 131°’s resident astronomer regales guests with tales of the southerly constellations. Visit Table 131°.

Capella Lodge – Catch Of The Day. Lord Howe Island is legendary for fishing. Surrounded by Marine Park and with no commercial fishery, the diversity of species, terrain, methods and the sheer abundance of fish rank Lord Howe among the world’s top fishing destinations. There are dozens of hot spots for hooking into monster pelagics such as Lord Howe Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo, as well as several species endemic to Lord Howe Island. After a spectacular day on the water, deep-sea fishing, sightseeing or bird watching return to Capella Lodge where the chefs will turn the catch into a culinary delight for dinner. Dine at Capella Lodge.

True North – Southern Safari. A foodie’s itinerary taking in the gourmet delights of South Australia. The Southern Safari is a seafood extravaganza featuring Coffin Bay oysters, delectable King George whiting, the sweetest of blue swimmer crabs and southern bluefin tuna served as butter-like sashimi. And, continuing ‘theme delicious’ TRUE NORTH’s southern-most adventure includes an opportunity to learn some trade-secrets at iconic Maggie Beer’s farm in the Barossa Valley. The itinerary features a sumptuous lunch at The Farm Eatery plus an interactive cooking session in Maggie’s kitchen. View, itinerary.

Spicers Peak Lodge – The Peak Restaurant. With such a uniquely Australian setting it’s only fitting that The Peak is an exceptional dining experience using the best of Australian produce, sourced as locally as possible. The intimate nature of the property influences guests to interact with the talented chefs, sharing their ideas, chatting about food. The chefs are more than happy to share recipes and that’s worth celebrating. View the Festive Menu 2020.

Mt Mulligan Lodge – ‘Dining Under the Stars’ is a must do for any guests celebrating a special occasion in the outback. An intimate seven course degustation dinner is served on the edge of the weir under a blanket of flickering stars and in the shadow of lofty Mount Mulligan. The menu puts a flavoursome twist on outback living and is paired to Sommelier chosen wines from our reserve wine list. Learn more…

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