CHASE THE SUMMER SUN ON PEPPERS’ GOURMET FOOD TRAIL

Experience the finest food and wine producing regions in Australia and New Zealand this summer with Peppers’ new assortment of indulgent Summer Gourmet Food Trail Packages, staying in luxurious resorts and elegant retreats along the way.

Peppers Chefs in Australia and New Zealand have sourced the freshest local ingredients and created imaginative seasonal menus for guests embarking on a Gourmet Food Trail discovery so they can not only taste the finest locally sourced food and wine, but to really experience the journey of produce, from the paddock to the plate.

To whet the appetite for these gorgeous gastronomical getaways, a sample of Peppers’ Summer Gourmet Food Trail Packages is featured below. To savour the full range of packages on offer at Peppers’ collection of 30 properties in Australia and New Zealand visit www.peppers.com.au/food.

All Peppers Gourmet Food Trail Package bookings can be made by calling 1300 987 600 or visiting www.peppers.com.au/food.

WHITSUNDAYS, QUEENSLAND
PEPPERS CORAL COAST RESORT, AIRLIE BEACH – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from $459* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment
Savour the incredible flavours of the Whitsundays with an ‘In Season’ degustation dinner and luxury accommodation package at the coastal village of Airlie Beach. Indulge in a gourmet black pepper and wild berry ice cream made in-house by Peppers Chefs and enjoy using a $30 cocktail voucher by the wet-edge pool that overlooks the ocean. Relax at the resort’s onsite Tides Restaurant & Bar for breakfast daily for two, and a decadent five-course ‘In Season’ Summer Degustation Dinner on one evening for two. Valid for travel from 01/12/12 until 31/03/13.

GOLD COAST HINTERLAND, QUEENSLAND
PEPPERS RUFFLES LODGE & SPA, GOLD COAST HINTERLAND – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from $572* per night in a Chums Spa Villa or Garden Villa
Breathe in the fresh mountain air, admire majestic views and prepare for a taste sensation of diverse local produce at Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa. Begin in style with a bottle of French champagne and fruit basket on arrival. Be treated to daily breakfast for two, a three-course dinner on one evening for two and become educated in the superb local produce available with a local food trail tour on one day, offering a choice of over 15 stops including boutique wineries, a cheese factory, brewery, rainforest walks, galleries, a distillery and more. Valid for travel until 28/03/13.

TWEED COAST, NEW SOUTH WALES
PEPPERS SALT RESORT & SPA, KINGSCLIFF – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from $325* per night in a One Bedroom Spa Suite
Throw open the doors of a luxurious One Bedroom Spa Suite, just a stone’s throw from the pristine Kingscliff beachfront, and prepare for a stunning degustation of this picturesque volcanic region. Celebrated Chef Reuben Radonich introduces guests to deliciously fresh local ingredients in his restaurant, Season, with a full buffet breakfast daily for two and a five-course ‘In Season’ Degustation Dinner with matching wines on one evening for two. Guests will also enjoy a tasting plate of local produce served in their room, which features unlimited in-room broadband access and new release movies. Valid for travel until 28/03/13.

SURF COAST, VICTORIA
PEPPERS THE SANDS RESORT, TORQUAY – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from $656* per night in a Premier Suite
Venture to Torquay at the start of the Great Ocean Road where luxury accommodation awaits, with the opportunity to sample the tasty treasures of the Bellarine Peninsula. Relax with a bottle of fine local wine on arrival and become acquainted with four of the Surf Coast’s most prestigious wineries on a private tour, where guests can meet a winemaker and dine on a delicious lunch made from local produce. Then soak in the surrounds of the resort’s golf course and enjoy full hot breakfast for two served daily in Hanners Restaurant. Plus take home a gourmet hamper packed with locally produced pantry items. Valid for travel until 27/03/13.

MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA
PEPPERS MOONAH LINKS RESORT, FINGAL – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from $598* per night in an Open Room
Be spoilt with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and local tasting plate. After a full hot breakfast at Pebbles restaurant, take a ride on the Mornington Gourmet Food Trail, literally, with this special package that includes a unique journey on horseback to two spectacular local wineries and including lunch. Later relax over a special two-course dinner featuring the very best of local produce prepared by the resort’s talented chef. Peppers Moonah Links Resort will also help guest’s create their own itinerary for visiting local gourmet producers, ranging from strawberries, cheeses, cherries, handmade chocolates and so much more. Valid for travel until 31/02/13.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN, TASMANIA
PEPPERS CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE, CRADLE MOUNTAIN – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from $495* per night in a Pencil Pine Cabin
Reach new heights of gourmet indulgence on the alpine trail surrounded by the great and vast wilderness where truffles are found and venison grown. Enjoy a full lodge breakfast for two, a wine and cheese platter on one evening, wine and chocolates on the alternate evening, and a divine five-course degustation dinner with matching wines for two at Highland Restaurant. And to top off the luxury, relax with two 60 minute spa treatments (one treatment per person on one day of stay). Valid travel until 31/10/12.

MARTINBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
PEPPERS PAREHUA, MARTINBOROUGH – Summer Gourmet Food Trail Package from NZ$249* per night in a Winemakers Cottage All ‘Gourmet Food Trail Packages’ at New Zealand Peppers properties provide guests with a welcome Chef’s Tasting Plate served in-room and showcasing local produce, sumptuous breakfast for two in the resort’s onsite restaurant, and a local food trail map for a self discovery tour of the gourmet surrounds. In the scenic town of Martinborough, guests can choose to visit the Olivo Olive Grove and Ata Rangi Winery for a sample of the finer things in life. Valid for travel until 02/04/13.

As part of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail program, a series of weekend dining events are also on offer. Visit www.peppers.com.au/food to see what’s on throughout Peppers in Australia in the coming summer months. For New Zealand, visit www.peppers.co.nz/food for more information.

ABOUT PEPPERS
Peppers Retreats, Resorts & Hotels is Mantra Group's luxury accommodation brand. There are 30 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 2013. All offer a level of style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller.  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. www.peppers.com.au

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