Peppers Airlie Beach recently gave foodies an exclusive opportunity to meet the passionate locals behind the gourmet scene of the Whitsundays and taste their tropical ‘Gourmet Food Trail’ at their ‘Eat Love Cook’ event on 14 and 15 September.
The two-day culinary event began with the ‘In Season at Peppers’ degustation dinner hosted by award-winning wine critic Nick Stock and designed by Tides Restaurant & Bar Executive Chef Gregory Devine. The menu featured seasonal organic fruit and vegetables sourced in the local Bowen region, succulent fresh fish sourced from nearby reefs, the freshest Queensland scallops and braised beef cheeks. Nick Stock matched wines to the menu, as selected from the Fine Wine Partners range, and entertained guests with his experience and expertise.
The following day, Chef Devine hosted an ‘Intimate Cooking Class’ at the resort’s Ocean’s Edge Villa showcasing a variety of winter recipes and allowing guests to advance their kitchen expertise and know-how.
A jam packed weekend in the tropics
Pop up cellar & picnics in the Hunter
Wine Wars: Showdown battle stations
'Tastings at the Top' 2013
Braised Beef Cheeks Recipe
Gourmet Food Trail Event Packages
About Nick Stock
Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe
VIDEO: How to cook Bangalow Pork Belly
24-25 January 2014: The Italians really know how to do a long, lazy lunch in the great outdoors. This summer, the Manor House will be transformed for one day to serve a Mediterranean feast. Please join us for the best of the local summer produce, some of which you will sample on a hosted tour of Montrose Berry Farm in the morning.