TAKE YOUR TASTEBUDS ON A GOURMET FOOD TRAIL WITH PEPPERS RETREATS

The newly launched ‘Peppers Gourmet Food Trail’ is a gastronomic celebration of fine food and dining with an array of events and packages at 23 Peppers Retreats and Resorts across Australia. 

Peppers began as a small collection of intimate boutique retreats 25 years ago where culinary excellence was the focus, establishing a relationship with food that still exists today.  All situated in Australia’s finest food and wine producing regions – including the Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands in NSW, Daylesford in Victoria and Cradle Mountain in Tasmania – Peppers Retreats are the very essence of the unique Peppers experience.

A taste of Peppers’ Gourmet Food Trail packages available at seven Peppers Retreats are featured below. To savour the full range of packages across the 23 retreats and resort properties, visit www.peppers.com.au/food.

All Peppers Gourmet Food Trail package bookings can be made via 1300 987 600 or visit www.peppers.com.au/food.  All packages are valid until 30 September 2012, subject to availability.

HUNTER VALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
PEPPERS GUEST HOUSE, HUNTER VALLEY - From $399* per night in a Vintage Room

Let the flavours of Hunter Valley wine country permeate your senses as you stay in one of the best loved retreats of the region, Peppers Guest House. Overlooking the vineyards of this famous and well-travelled Gourmet Food Trail, you can delight in a three-course dinner for two in Restaurant Sanctuary and enjoy full buffet breakfast daily for two. A local food hamper, picnic basket and rug are also included for further exploring.  Visit www.peppers.com.au/guest-house/packages/ for further information.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NEW SOUTH WALES
PEPPERS MANOR HOUSE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

From $360* per night in a Cottage Room for stays Friday to Sunday
Venture to the winter wonderland of the Southern Highlands and warm your heart with a stay at this grand country house. Take a gourmet journey of winter’s finest cool climate produce with your complimentary Gourmet Hamper featuring a sample of local produce and a local food trail map. Also enjoy a taste sensation from Chef Twan Wijers with a three-course a la carte dinner for two at Peppers Manor House’s renowned Katers Restaurant – recently awarded an Australian Good Food Guide Chefs Hat.  Full buffet breakfast daily for two also included. Visit www.peppers.com.au/manor-house/packages/ for further information.

PEPPERS CRAIGIEBURN, BOWRAL

From $389* per night in an Elms Wing Room
Snuggle in style at this majestic century-old country estate on a picturesque 36 hectares, and experience the gourmet greatness of this region with a memorable dining from Peppers Craigieburn’s Montfort’s Dining Room.  Chef Warrick Brooke achieves simple greatness by combining his knowledge of fresh local produce with ingredients sourced from his own garden and a passion for the wintry Southern Highlands region. Enjoy a five-course degustation dinner for two with matched wines and buffet breakfast daily for two.  Visit www.peppers.com.au/craigieburn/packages/ for further information.

If you’re planning a trip to the Southern Highlands make it the weekend of 17 & 18 August when Peppers Manor House and Peppers Craigieburn combine for the ‘In Season Dining Event’!

BYRON HINTERLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES
PEPPERS COORABELL RETREAT, BYRON HINTERLAND

From $385* per night in a Hinterland Suite

With panoramic views over the gourmet heartlands of Byron and the ambience of lush rainforest surrounds, Peppers Coorabell Retreat oozes serenity and seclusion. Taste the freshness in your gourmet two-course dinner for two at the onsite Wilson's By The Creek restaurant – a recent recipient of an Australian Good Food Guide Chefs Hat - and breakfast of fresh seasonal fruits, freshly made bread, homemade jams, pastry and savoury selections, and cereals including locally sourced muesli, tea, coffee, chai tea and juices. Also indulge with a cheese platter and bottle of Trout Boy wine on arrival. Visit www.peppers.com.au/coorabell/packages/ for further information.

GOLD COAST HINTERLAND, QUEENSLAND
PEPPERS RUFFLES LODGE & SPA, GOLD COAST HINTERLAND

From $572* per night in a Garden Villa or Chums Spa Villa
Escape to this picturesque Gold Coast hinterland retreat with stunning views back across the coast, just a 30 minute drive from Surfers Paradise.  Whet your appetite with a 15-stop ‘choose your own’ Local Food Trail Tour and choose from visits to local wineries, a cheese factory, galleries, a distillery and rainforest walks and lots more this region has to offer. Enjoy a bottle of Shiraz and fruit basket on arrival, tasty daily breakfast for two and a divine three-course dinner for two on one evening in Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa’s superb restaurant. Visit www.peppers.com.au/ruffles-lodge/packages/ for further information.

DAYLESFORD, VICTORIA
PEPPERS MINERAL SPRINGS RETREAT, DAYLESFORD

From $355* per night in a Traditional Hotel Room for stays Sunday to Thursday
Located just 90 minutes drive from Melbourne in a region renowned for its health giving properties, much of the produce you will sample comes from the owner’s private farm, promising a proper celebration of fresh, organic produce.  Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat is a gourmet haven in itself with the newly opened garden Conservatory where your daily breakfast for two is served, and The Argus dining room where you will enjoy a three-course dinner for two, offering memorable dining experiences.  Take home a gourmet hamper featuring the best of Daylesford produce and treat yourself to some pampering at Mineral Spa before you leave!  Visit www.peppers.com.au/springs/packages/ for further information.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN, TASMANIA
PEPPERS CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE

From $445* per night in a Pencil Pine Cabin
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is home to one of Tasmania's acclaimed dining experiences and Australia's most spectacular wilderness spas, and is on the trail to unique gourmet fare such as truffles and home-grown venison. Begin the taste sensation with a bottle of Tasmanian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival before enjoying a five-course degustation dinner with matching wines for two in Highland Restaurant, a Signature Wine & Cheese Tasting session one night of your stay and to top it all off, an hour-long spa treatment each.  Minimum two night stay applies.  Visit http://www.peppers.com.au/cradle-mountain-lodge/packages/ for further information.

As part of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail program a series of dining events are also on offer for those heading north for the winter.  Visit www.peppers.com.au/food to check out what’s on, from dining in the tropics at Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove to a coastal cuisine experience in the Whitsundays at Peppers Coral Coast Resort Airlie Beach.

ABOUT PEPPERS
Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels is Mantra Group's luxury accommodation brand. There are 28 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

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