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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge will celebrate the 21st year of Tasmania's premier culinary event 'Tastings at the Top' on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May.  The two-day gourmet festival, celebrating the very best in Tasmanian produce, ranks amongst the country's best food and wine experiences in one of the most idyllic settings.

Tastings at the Top kicks off with a welcome toast on Friday evening with host Peter Bourne, 'The Wine Man', together with a sumptuous buffet prepared by Peppers Executive Chef, Joshua Hamilton (previously from Freycinet Lodge and Sails in the Desert at Ayres Rock).

Saturday lunch offers food and wine matching with tips from Peter Bourne and in the evening an opportunity to enjoy an elegant 5 course Tasmanian inspired degustation menu featuring local Tasmanian produce, complemented by some of the finest Tasmanian wines.

The event is a celebration of Tasmania’s thriving food and wine scene with partners including wineries Native Point, Springvale, Clarence House and Heemskerk and food suppliers, Barilla Bay Oysters, Spring Bay Scallops and Cape Grim Beef.

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge General Manager, Leigh Reid, said it was testament to the event’s appeal that it was celebrating a 21 years of showcasing the best of Tasmania’s culinary excellence:

“In the ever changing food and wine scene Tastings at the Top has obviously remained both relevant and enjoyable for our guests and our industry partners.  It is a winning formula that we look forward to showcasing for many years to come.”

The 2 night Tastings at the Top package is a chance to meet the makers and indulge the senses, and includes:

  • Two night's accommodation

  • Full Lodge breakfast Saturday and Sunday

  • Lunch on Saturday

  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday

  • Welcome drinks 

  • Matched wines as part of the Tastings program

  • Entertainment in Tavern Bar & Bistro

Prices start from:

Pencil Pine Cabin from $1598* per couple for 2 nights
Spa Cabin from $1778* per couple for 2 nights
Spa Suite from $1998* per couple for 2 nights
King Billy Suite from $2550* per couple for 2 nights

Visit www.peppers.com.au/cradle for further information or phone 1300 806 192 or email cradlemountain@peppers.com.au

Surrounded by the pristine wilderness of World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences; and included in the Lonely Planet Top 10 ‘Extraordinary Places to Stay’ list in 2014.