Peppers Gourmet Food Trail treats guests to a taste of the Southern Highlands

Peppers Retreats in the Southern Highlands treated guests to a unique immersion into their ‘Gourmet Food Trail’ of fine produce and cool climate wines over the weekend (17 and 18 August).

Peppers Manor House and Peppers Craigieburn guests were given the opportunity to not only taste the Southern Highland’s finest seasonal produce, but to really experience the journey of the food, from the paddock to the plate with a ‘Evening of Grazing Delights’ with local producers at Peppers Craigieburn on Friday evening, a food trail tour of local farms on Saturday and a five-course degustation dinner, matched with wines by special guest host Nick Stock*, at Peppers Manor House on Saturday evening.

Guests wandered from stall to stall grazing on local delights and sampling the fine fare from Executive Chefs Twan Wyers of Peppers Manor House and Warrick Brook of Peppers Craigieburn.
Executive Chefs Twan Wyers of Peppers Manor House and Warrick Brook of Peppers Craigieburn prepared a sumptuous five-course menu with an emphasis on winter vegetables for Saturday evening’s ‘In Season’ degustation dinner at Peppers Manor House.

The next stop for the ‘Peppers Gourmet Food Trail’ is Peppers Coral Coast Resort at Airlie Beach where guests will be treated to a taste of the Whitsundays at the ‘Eat Love Cook’ event on 14 and 15 September.

Nick Stock is one of Australia's most respected and prolific wine critics. He is a regular contributor to Gourmet Traveller and Gourmet Traveller WINE; editor of The Age/SMH Good Wine Guide, and was awarded Best Drinks Journalist at the 2007 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards. His deep involvement in wine stretches well beyond wine writing to wine show judging, educating, public speaking, radio and television broadcasting and winemaking. He engages all, from the most sophisticated and involved collector right through to the enthusiast and novice wine drinker, with his savvy, informed and engaging style.

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:

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