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Summer Soirees on the Peppers Food Trail

A burst of summer fresh food and wine experiences are now on offer at Peppers Retreats and Resorts in North Queensland, the Gold Coast hinterland and the Tweed Coast, celebrating fine regional wine and produce.

All part of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail – a national program of gourmet events, packages and offerings – the three events promise to capture the essence of summer dining.

Visit the tranquil beachside hamlet of Palm Cove from 25 to 27 October for ‘A VIP Stop on the Tropical Trail’ at Peppers Beach Club & Spa; an indulgent three night escape that includes a five course degustation dinner on the Saturday night with matched wines by expert wine critic and the evening’s host, Nick Stock, editor of the Good Wine Guide.

The complete VIP package starts with a limousine airport transfer on Friday including chilled French Champagne and a regional tasting plate on arrival.  Guests will also enjoy three nights’ accommodation in a Lagoon Spa room and full buffet breakfast daily, priced from $517 per night for two people (total minimum spend $1550 for two people).

Guests are invited to explore the region with the complimentary Peppers Gourmet Food Trail Map to uncover the local gourmet secrets; or browse through the marquees lining The Esplanade over the weekend Reef Feast Food Festival taking place over the same weekend.

For booking and further information visit www.peppers.com.au/food/a-vip-stop-on-the-tropical-trail/ or phone Peppers Beach Club & Spa on 07 4059 9200.

From 1 to 2 November, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff will showcase the abundance of fresh produce from the Tweed at Season Restaurant with a two day gourmet event. 

Guests will be welcomed on Friday with a gourmet hamper of local produce and tasting plate on arrival followed by a two-course dinner at leisure. 

The following morning includes full buffet breakfast followed by a lunch time local food and wine tasting event poolside at Peppers and with a five-course degustation dinner with matched wines on Saturday evening, incorporating the rich seasonal produce of the Tweed coast and hinterland.  Season’s Swiss born Chef Martin Glutz will treat guests to his gourmet expertise drawn from over 15 years experience running such high calibre kitchens as Vanitas Restaurant at Palazzo Versace Hotel, La Fontaine Restaurant on Hayman Island, and Tony Bilson’s former Ampersand Restaurant in Sydney.

The package also two nights’ accommodation in a One Bedroom Spa Suite including unlimited broadband access and new release movies and full buffet breakfast daily. Guests are also invited to follow the self-drive food trail map of the Tweed provided compliments of Peppers.

The total two-night package is priced from $449 per night (total minimum spend $998) for two people. For bookings and details visit www.peppers.com.au/salt/packages/ or phone 02 6674 7777.

The picturesque Gold Coast hinterland is the next stop for the Peppers Food Trail events program with a ‘Gourmet Heartland’ weekend from 8 to 10 November at Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa.

Mt Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland, offers some unique food experiences with the village boasting its own brewery and cheese factory.  Guests can spend a day or two exploring the best of Tamborine with a specially prepared Peppers Food Trail Map, and enjoy dinner both nights - one a degustation of the region with matched wines and hosted by celebrated wine critic, Nick Stock, editor of the Good Wine Guide.

The package also includes two nights’ accommodation in a Garden Villa (choose to stay Friday and Saturday night or Saturday and Sunday night) and breakfast each morning; arrival Food Trail hamper including fresh fruit, cookies and chocolate and Witches Falls local wine. Prices start from $669 per couple, per night (total minimum spend $1338). 

For bookings and further information contact Peppers Ruffles Lodge on (07) 5546 7411 or email ruffleslodge@peppers.com.au.

For more information about the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail activities and event at retreats and resorts across Australia and New Zealand visit www.peppers.com.au/food