My stay at Pullman Bunker Bay included a visit to the resort’s restaurant, Other Side of The Moon, and time with Executive Chef Gilles England-Brassy.
Returning this August, the annual Gascoyne Food Festival sees an impressive line-up of Western Australian chefs heading north to celebrate the region’s produce. This year’s festival will be spread between Carnarvon, Exmouth, Dirk Hartog Island and Mount Augustus. Headline events include an all-star long table lunch on the bank of the Gascoyne River; a barbeque-on-the-beach at the Carnarvon Yacht Club, and the Gascoyne Growers’ Market. More adventurous festival-goers can bring their own four-wheel drive (4WD) on a Gourmet Island Escape to Dirk Hartog Island where they will experience beachside camping, guided tours and food from guest chefs. Read more on Broadsheet here. (image : Craig Kinder)
I last stayed at the Pullman Bunker Bay Resort some five years ago, and was invited to visit again on behalf of the Australian Good Food Guide as a guest of Accor Hotels. Winter is my favourite time of year in the Margaret River region, and I stayed at the resort with my wife for two nights mid-week in the lead up to Truffle Kerfuffle 2017. Pullman Bunker Bay is located in Naturaliste, 10 minutes from Dunsborough and 50 minutes from the Margaret River town centre. This world-class resort offers a restaurant and bar with ocean views, a heated infinity-edge swimming pool, a fitness centre, tennis courts and an award-winning day spa. Event spaces are available for business and private functions, and the resort would be a perfect setting for a wedding. Accommodation comprises self-contained bungalow-style villas, from open-plan to one, two and three bedroom options. The resort is just a…
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My second Taste Great Southern event was the Fervor Camp Oven Cook Up in Albany, a collaboration between Fervor and local camp oven expert Col Sippe.
Taste Great Southern is an annual festival that celebrates the food and wine of the Great Southern region of Western Australia, based around the major centres of Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning.