A Gourmet Celebration: 5 - 7 October 2012
Peppers Anchorage, Port Stephens
Peppers Anchorage, Port Stephens celebrated their 20th year and stunning restaurant refurbishment with ‘A Gourmet Celebration’ event on 5-7 October.
The ‘Gourmet Celebration’ event enticed food lovers to experience Peppers Anchorage’s ‘Gourmet Food Trail’ with a weekend full of the best locally sourced food and wine.
The weekend culinary event commenced on Friday with a ‘Canapés and Hops’ event in the resort’s Guest Lounge. Here, guests sampled an assortment of canapés and boutique beers from special guest local brewery, Murrays.
After a sumptuous breakfast the following morning at Merretts Restaurant, the resort’s newly refurbished restaurant, guests were encouraged to make good use of their regional food trail map and embarked on a self drive tour to experience some of the regions fine fare.
On Saturday evening, guests savoured Peppers Anchorage’s signature degustation menu designed by Executive Chef Luke Carpenter held on the boardwalk of the resort marina. The six-course ‘Peppers In Season Degustation Dinner’ featured an array of fresh local seafood, matched with wines by special guest host Nick Stock.
To complete their ultimate foodie weekend away, guests enjoyed a ‘Produce Market Breakfast’ at Merretts Restaurant on Sunday morning. Local produce suppliers showcased their home-grown goods on stalls filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and cuts of meat. Chef Carpenter hosted the breakfast, providing suggestions for incorporating the produce into recipes.