Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens Celebrates Good Food Month

The Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens to celebrate Good Food Month with  wine tasting and gourmet food/wine matching experiences.

 

The full media release from the Accor group can be read below:

 

FIRESIDE INDULGENCES ADD A TOUCH OF ROMANCE TO FLAVOURFEST

Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens puts ‘some meat’ on Good Food Month

 

The Mercure
Hunter Valley Gardens
is celebrating the Hunter Food & Wine Month
throughout June, with a series of wine indulgences that celebrate the best
Hunter wines and quality regional produce. The Mercure has a special midweek
Fireside Indulgence Package that is perfect for romantics, offering a
three-course fine-dining experience in the privacy of your own suite at a
fireside table for two plus overnight accommodation and full buffet breakfast
from just $399 per night.

 

Throughout
June, the hotel’s Executive Chef Jean Marc Pollet will also offer a unique
Steak and Shiraz matching experience for just $15 per person (free if dining in
the hotel’s Steakhouse restaurant afterwards) from 5pm every evening which
offers samples of Hunter Valley steaks accompanied by the perfectly matched
Hunter Valley Shiraz, with participants encouraged to find the best match. Chef
Pollet is famous for using only the highest quality local grain and pasture-fed
beef and has been instrumental in pioneering the region as a food and wine
destination.

 

Good Food
Month festivities continue at the adjacent Hunter Valley Gardens on Saturday 12th
– Monday 14th June, with a series of events that celebrate fine
food, exquisite wines, exotic tastes, deluxe merchandise and inspiring music.
Visiting celebrity chefs including Tobie Puttock (of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen)
and Janelle Bloom (Ready, Steady Cook) will present cooking demonstrations
while an ‘Eat Street’ will be set up with a range of Hunter restaurants
presenting their signature dishes. There will also be musical flavours from
around the world on the Eat to the Beat concert stage, seminars on everything
from cheese and wine to growing your own fresh produce and lots of
entertainment for the whole family including a jumping castle, face painting,
clowns, music and live kids shows as well as a chance for the children to get their
hands dirty in the Kids in the Kitchen marquee.

 

All up, this
is an event not to be missed and with the Mercure just a few footsteps away
from the Gardens, there is no better hotel at which to base yourself to enjoy
the festivities.

 

Located
in the very heart of Pokolbin and with no fewer than six wineries just a short
stroll away, the Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens boasts a range of room styles to
suit every need, and features comprehensive facilities including a new Endota
Day Spa, outdoor pool and spa, and fireside library and games room. The hotel
is just metres from Pokolbin Village shopping green with a range of boutiques
and offers direct access to McGuigan’s winery and the Hunter Valley Cheese Shop
so you can park your car and enjoy the best of the Hunter right on your
doorstep.

 

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