DINNER IN THE CITY
Bentley Restaurant + Bar – Truffle Dinner
Date: Monday 30th July
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Cost: $180 per person
What better way to celebrate the Truffle season than with an evening of pure indulgence? Owner and Executive Chef Brent Savage lends his love of native ingredients to an evening celebrating Australian Truffles in all their glory.
The menu will showcase the Australian Black Winter Truffle, with wines matched and selected by Nick Hildebrandt from Bentley Restaurant + Bar’s new wine list.
Often referred to as “black diamonds”, these beauties are brought to us by David Coomer from Coomer Truffles in WA. Coomer Truffles are sourced from the picturesque cool climate of the southern forest region of Manjimup, 295 km south of Perth, which is renowned for producing Australia’s finest black Perigord truffles.
Chef Francisco Javiar Araya will join Chef Lino Sauro in the Rum Stores at Kensington St, Chippendale to create an memorable evening.
Chef Francisco Javiar Araya is an innovative and progressive Chef with extensive experience at the world’s best restaurants in Chile, Spain and Tokyo. Francisco’s foundation for avant-garde cuisine was developed when he spent a season at the legendary elBulli, under the direction of the renowned Ferran Adrià. In 2012, he joined two fellow elBulli alumni to open 81 Restaurant in Tokyo where seasonal Japanese ingredients. His recent venture.
Araya, like chef Lino Sauro, is a proponent of ethically sourced and sustainable produce, ensuring that his exceptional produce is also environmentally friendly. The degustation will be paired with Printhie Wines. a 5-Star rated winery from the high-altitude, cool-climate Orange region of NSW.
Bert’s Newport Wine & Dine with Tyrell’s Wines and Bruce Tyrell
Date: 15 August
Time: 6.30 pm
Cost: $150 per person
Bert’s Bar and Brasserie is reminiscent of the grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930’s, with the relaxed air of Sydney’s northern beaches. Join the team of Bert’s for a 4-course wine evening with wines matched by Bruce Tyrell.
Tyrrell’s is one of the most renowned names in Australian wine. Established by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell in 1858, the company is still proudly family owned. Led by fourth generation winemaker Bruce Tyrrell – with help from fifth generation members – the iconic winery lies in the shadows of the Brokenback Range. Bruce Tyrrell is fiercely proud of his Hunter Valley home and is unwavering in his passion for the family business. In 2006, he was recognised with an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to Australian wine. Then in 2010, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion named Tyrrell’s “Winery of the Year”.
Sydney Seafood Cooking School
Date: Saturday 26 October 2018
Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Danielle Alvarez from Fred’s – combines her Cuban heritage, fine-dining training, and years at the iconic Chez Panisse, to create a dining experience that is delicious, casual and truly produce-driven. Be inspired by her combinations of fabulous fresh seafood and beautiful seasonal vegetables at this hands-on lunch class, co-hosted with her fresh produce supplier, Julian Parisi.
Danielle Alvarez was born in Miami to Cuban-refugees, so it’s not surprising that the kitchen, and the camaraderie of the shared table, were focal points of her young life.
After school she studied art and set out to work in that field … but found herself living for her spare time spent cooking, and finally decided to follow her passion.
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Christmas in July
During the month of July, experience a spectacular Australian winter wonderland and the very best Yulefest at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. From crackling bonfires to delicious treats and a traditional Christmas feast, enjoy an indulgent festive celebration against the picturesque backdrop of the magnificent Greater Blue Mountains.
Your Winter Yulefest package includes:
Ultra-luxury Heritage Villa with private shimmering pool, gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily including a Christmas-inspired degustation dinner, selected range of local wines and beers with meals and non-alcoholic beverages, wine and cheese tasting enjoying the finest, locally sourced vintages, Yuletide Bonfire with stargazing, hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows, Two on-site activities per day from scheduled complimentary inclusions
Accommodation packages from $2,175 per villa per evening for two guests (minimum two-night stay applies)
Relax, renew, and discover balance at Sydney’s most Exclusive Day Spa – Langham Sydney
The Winter offer entitles you to the following indulgences:
- An invigorating 30 minute Full Body Exfoliation with Red Mandarin, Lime and Cranberry Extracts
- A hydrating 30 minute Frangipani and Pomegranate Cocoon
- A relaxing 30 minute Foot Massage
- Our plush signature Langham robes and matching slippers to wear in our retreat
- Access to Sydney’s Top Indoor, Heated Swimming Pool, Steam Rooms, Jacuzzi and Health Club for the day
- No rush policy; stay and enjoy our sanctuary for as long or as short as you wish
- Glass of Sparkling & Macaroons to enjoy by the pool to finish
- A special gift to take home.
- Vouchers valid 7 days and for 6 months from date of purchase
- Cost: $259 per person, valued at $460
Huka Lodge New Zealand
Using Huka Lodge as your base, take the opportunity to experience some of New Zealand’s outstanding skiing or snow boarding. Turoa and Whakapapa ski areas are both on the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, within the UNESCO Dual World Heritage status, Tongariro National Park.
If you are a beginner, a more experienced intermediate or advanced level skier or snowboarder, or simply want to play in the snow, this package is designed for you to have fun on the slopes.
- Accommodation for two nights, for two guests, full country breakfasts, picnic hamper for on the slopes, pre-dinner drinks with canapés and superb five-course dinners during your stay.
- After an early breakfast, pick up your picnic hamper and transfer by private vehicle to Tongariro National Park to ski area of your choice.
- Kit out in your hired jackets, pants, helmet, goggles and gloves and select your ski boots, poles, skis or snowboard, and pick up a one-day lift pass.
- Take a private lesson with an experienced instructor (for 3 hours) or simply head off to the slopes.
- At the end of the day, relax and rest during your return journey, by private vehicle, to Huka Lodge.
- We include two warm woollen beanie hats with matching cosy scarves to keep you warm on the piste
- From July – September 2018
- Cost: Junior Lodge Suite from NZ $1,477 per person, per night
BOOK NOW AND ENJOY LATER
Tasmanian Whisky Weekend – 10 – 11th August 2018
This weekend for Whisky lovers, will have you visit some of Tasmania’s unique whisky distilleries by day and stay at Ratho Farm, Bothwell, in one of the property’s lovingly restored farm buildings that provide boutique accommodation. Enjoy home cooked dinners prepared by your host and property owner Greg Ramsay, whisky tastings and fortified wines.
Enjoy a round of golf on Ratho’s course, the oldest in Australia, or relax on the banks of the Clyde River.
Beginning on Saturday morning, you will be transported to lunch at The Old Kempton Distillery. One of the most unique whisky distilleries in the world to meet some of the distilling team behind the paddock-to-bottle Belgrove distillery. You’ll meet assistant-distiller Peter on site as he shows us where they grow the rye for harvest, Belgrove’s infamous malting machine and Peter Bignell’s self-built still. A genuine reminder that whisky has, and always will be, a product from the land. Afternoon nibbles, aperitifs, whiskies and liquors for tasting and purchase.
Arriving at Ratho Farm, Bothwell later that evening, a home-cooked dinner will be prepared by our host and property owner Greg Ramsay, who will share with us his vision for the property, the stories held within and its place in the Tasmanian whisky landscape while guests enjoy select whisky tastings followed by fortified wines on the veranda and the opportunity to purchase bottles.
Dinner on the Saturday will involve marvellous stories from Adam from Adam’s distillery. Sit back and relax as he talks you through (and tastes you through) the process of their whisky and how they came to be where they are today
Sunday lunchtime sees us depart for an adventure in Ouse, at Lawrenny Estate Distillery. Soak in the magic of the property, located on the stunning River Derwent. Following this, a distillers luncheon at the neighbouring Nant distillery will be held, with a full tour, tastings and a fabulous lunch. Later that day, the opportunity for a round of golf at Australia’s oldest golf course back at Ratho Farm, for those who like to combine a little golf with their whisky.
This is a unique opportunity afforded only to those embarking on the Ratho Farm Whisky Weekend, to get a rare insight into the goings on inside award winning Tasmanian distilleries.
Cost: $495 per person (*Price includes all accommodation, tours and beverages at each distillery, all meals and transfers, golf fees and entertainment).
The Australian Ballet ‘pas deux’ in paradise – qualia in September 2018
A very special event that provides the opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ with The Australian Ballet ‘pas de deux in paradise’ is a rare and exclusive outdoor performance at qualia in the Whitsunday’s.
qualia and the Australian Ballet present an exclusive showcase under the stars against one of Australia’s most idyllic backdrops, the Whitsundays and the Coral Sea.
In 2018, ‘pas de deux in paradise’ will not only be an opportunity to see some of the country’s top dancers perform in a breathtaking setting, but a chance to immerse yourself with a rare insight into life behind the scenes of The Australian Ballet.
Package – Friday 7 September – Sunday 9 September (Limited availability)
- Barre class viewing – Friday 7 September, 4.00pm
- Welcome Drinks & Canapés – Friday 7 September, 6.00pm
- Behind the Scenes: Master Class with Dr Sue Mayes “Keeping Dancers on their Toes” – Saturday 8 September, 11.00am
- Performance & Black Tie Dinner – Saturday 8 September, 5.15pm
Package – Sunday 9 September – Tuesday 11 September 2018
- Behind the Scenes: Master Class with Dr Sue Mayes “Keeping Dancers on their Toes” – Sunday 9 September, 2.00pm
- Performance & Black Tie Dinner – Sunday 9 September, 5.15 pm
Wildfest Festival in the Southern Highlands in October 2018
Each year Wildfest hosts an annual Festival in the Southern Highlands from Friday 5 October – Sunday 7 October. This 3-day bush luxury bush camping experience, where attendees can immerse themselves in an action packed weekend of activities. Your 3-day, 2 night package with a choice of two activities is $3,250 per person.
If you can’t stay for the entire weekend, you select bespoke experiences to allow you to get a taste of Wildfest journey for next year. Two highlights of the weekend are the Canoes, Champagne and Canapes that is held each day over the weekend and the Wild Native Feast that will be held on Saturday 6 October.
Wildfest Canoes, Champagne and Canapés in the Southern Highlands
Dates: 5, 6 or 7 October 2018
Cost: $195 per person
Glide downstream on the Kangaroo River from Beehive Point to the mouth of Yarrunga Creek with the backdrop of the Morton National Park in Kangaroo Valley in a custom-built double-canoe rigs and immerse your senses in the sheer beauty of this magical waterway.
Indulge your taste buds with wild native canapés and a local award-winning cold-climate wine and discover what is unapologetically WILDfest® heaven. This is wilderness in its extreme and is home to the majestic azure kingfisher, wedge-tail eagle, diamond python, rock wallaby, white-breasted sea eagle, water dragon and more.
For those of you not accustomed to canoeing the rigs are stable and virtually unsinkable. Its like gliding on a catamaran as you wine and dine your way around Kangaroo Valley. The area we are exploring is very calm and the currents are mild, making paddling effortless. It’s an easy and safe way to get you into the waterways of the Southern Highlands and of course life jackets are supplied by our guides who accompany you on the trip.
Wild Native Feast
Date: Saturday 6 October
Cost is $345 per person
A stand out success in 2017 is back – Wild Native Feast! The combination of award-wining local produce partnered with fresh foraged delights has crafted a 7 course feast by resident Grand Bistro chef Damien Monley.
Dine under the Milky Way in the formal remote wilderness setting listening to live acoustic music in this years theme ‘Masquerade’. Wild Native Feast is a combination of both: award-winning local produce partnered with freshly foraged delights, harvested from the best mother nature has to offer. This brings a new sense of creativity, authenticity and quality to the menu, combined with award winning cool-climate wines that are hand picked by the Wildfest Sommelier to match each course.
Ticket price includes transfers from key locations in Bowral, Berrima & Moss Vale, all food and beverages and masquerade masks
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Wellness Retreats
Sodashi Weekend of Wellness in October 2018
Date: Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October
Emirates One&Only welcomes Sodashi founder Megan Larsen back to the resort to host the a weekend of Wellness. Immerse yourself in the restorative powers of nature, with a comprehensive spa and wellness program. Nurture the mind, ease the body and refresh the soul surrounded by the beauty of nature.
The weekend program includes a personalised wellness consulation with Megan, daily yoga sessions, guided hike of the nature reserve, 90-minute One&Only Spa treatment, Better Sleep rituals each evening, Sodashi spa products in-villa, Sodashi gift pack and homecare program including personalised oils blended by Megan Larsen.
Yoga Retreat with Kate Kendall
Dates: Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November
Kate Kendall, from Sydney’s renowned Flow Athletic Studio, will host an unforgettable Yoga Retreat in the heart of the Greater Blue Mountains. Kate brings her extensive experience and passion for teaching the art of slowing down. Embark on a journey of personal wellbeing where all aspects of natural health will be explored.
The weekend program includes daily Yoga and meditation sessions on the resort’s Yoga deck, a blissful breakfast on the Main Homestead terrace, evening affirmations by Kate Kendall, Sodashi spa amenities in-villa and a wellness gift to take home.
Weekends Packages for your Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley include accommodation in a Ultra-luxury villa with private shimmering pool, gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, selected range of regional wines and beers with meals, all non-alcoholic beverages and in-villa snack bar, two on-site activities per person from complimentary inclusions and use of the gymnasium, tennis courts, sauna and steam room.
Accommodation rates commence from $1,045 per person er evening, twin share
Have your Lifestyle Manager book your Let’s Indulge dinner, experience or getaway.