An Evening in the Tropics with Peppers and MasterChef
Tropical North Queensland was treated to a feast extravaganza when MasterChef and Peppers teamed up in Palm Cove for a seven-course degustation dinner.
MasterChef winner, Adam Liaw teamed with Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove Executive Chef, Jira Chantra and Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff Executive Chef, Reuben Radonich - who featured in a Masterclass episode at Seasons Restaurant in the latest series - to offer a spectacular menu that incorporated Thai influences with the region’s finest and freshest local produce. The menu included Char-grilled Prawn Cakes on Local Sugar Cane with Herb & Finger Lime, Aniseed Pork Belly Confit with Barley Malt Carrot Puree, Szechwan Duck Breast with Spatzle, and a show stopping dessert of Black Sticky Coconut Rice with Mareeba Mango Ravioli, Fresh Strawberries & Mint Caviar. Accompanying wines from Henschke, St Hallet and Tamar Ridge completed the taste sensation.
Catering to over 135 VIP guests and local travel industry at the candlelit poolside dining venue, the Peppers team showcased a spectacular setting which offered an intimate and relaxed tropical environment.
The Peppers brand has enjoyed a gourmet association with MasterChef to profile the extensive array of fine dining options at over 26 Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels across Australia and New Zealand.
Pictured is special guest chef Adam Liaw with Mantra Group Regional S&M Mgr TNQ Megan Pechey, Public Relations Manager Yvette Peverell, Business Events Exec TTNQ Justine Warren and newly appointed Mantra Group TNQ Area Sales Manager, Kelly Geddes.
Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels is the Mantra Group’s luxury level brand of stylish 4.5 star accommodation. There are 26 Peppers properties in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, resort destinations and metropolitan locations with the first Peppers in Fiji due to open in 2012. All offer a level of style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. www.peppers.com.au
ABOUT MANTRA GROUP
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxurious resorts and retreats. www.mantragroup.com.au