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Join innovative chefs and renowned wine experts in the idyllic Tasmanian wilderness when Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge hosts two pre-eminent gourmet food and wine events in April and June.

The boutique retreat will provide a stunning backdrop to a gourmet extravaganza on Saturday 27 April with their ‘Tasmania Food Trail Celebration’ event.

Part of the Peppers Gourmet Food Trail, a program of events and packages at Peppers’ collection of resorts and retreats which celebrate the finest food and wine producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, the ‘Tasmania Food Trail Celebration’ event will allow guests to explore Tasmania’s food trail, which is blessed with a diverse range of local produce.

The weekend event will commence with a wine and cheese tasting hosted by Jeremy Dineen, wine maker for Josef Chromy Wines, on Saturday afternoon and will be followed by an indulgent five-course degustation dinner with wines skillfully matched by celebrated wine critic and guest host Nick Stock on Saturday evening.  

To complement these gourmet offerings, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge has designed a special package for guests to experience the ‘Tasmanian Food Trail Celebration’ culinary events plus overnight accommodation and buffet breakfast for two from $560* per couple in a Pencil Pine Cabin.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge will take gourmet dining to new heights again on Saturday 22 to Monday 24 June when it plays host to Tasmania’s premier culinary festival, ‘Tastings at the Top’.

Now in its 19th year and rated as one of Australia’s top food and wine experiences, the event gives guests the opportunity to celebrate the very best in Tasmanian produce with a banquet of dining experiences from degustation dinners to cooking demonstrations and fresh produce markets to wine and cheese tastings.

The event will be hosted by Peter Bourne who is commonly known as “The Wine Man” from Sydney. Peter has an intimate knowledge and enthusiasm for Tasmanian produce which translates into a highly entertaining culinary experience.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is offering a special ‘Three Night Package’ for the festival encompassing all scheduled ‘Tastings at the Top’ events and including three night’s accommodation in a Pencil Pine Cabin, full lodge breakfast each morning, two lunches, dinner each night including a five-course dinner on Saturday and a gala dinner with entertainment on the last night, matched wines as part of the Tastings program, and the opportunity to sample a wide variety of local produce while mingling with the providores – all for $1695* per person twin share.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is set at the entrance to the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is just over an hour’s drive from Devonport or two hours from Launceston. Steeped in elegant comforts, dedicated to impeccable service and a tribute to Peppers’ Gourmet Food Trail, the retreat is one of Australia’s most iconic wilderness experiences.

To book call Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge on 03 6492 2103 or email cradlemountain@peppers.com.au.   

Peppers is Mantra Group’s luxury level brand of accommodation. There are 30 Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels in Australia and New Zealand in regional areas, resort destinations and metropolitan locations with the first Peppers in Fiji due to open in 2014.  All offer a level of boutique style and quality to meet the expectations of the most discerning traveller. www.peppers.com.au

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