Chef James Viles brings Biota Dining to Print Hall on November 19

James Viles


Chef and owner of two-hatted Biota Dining in Bowral, New South Wales, James Viles has become one of Australia’s most respected young chefs and restaurateurs, recognised for his commitment to sustainability and his dramatic modern food. He champions the use of seasonal, ethical produce to create honest, pure and delicious dishes. On November 19, James launches his first book Biota with a spectacular meal at Print Hall, before heading south with the rest of us to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape.

Biota contains over 80 delicious, seasonal and achievable recipes and invites readers to celebrate spectacular food created from the perfect balance of animal and plant life in the Southern Highlands.

James Viles

James Viles’ philosophy is simple: listen to the local environment and take your inspiration and intuition from the very place that surrounds you. His dishes match ingredients, textures and flavours that exist alongside each other in nature. While James might be redefining regional Australian cuisine, this notion of biota is relevant everywhere in the world.

Proudly presented by Boffins Books, tickets to this special evening cost $340 per couple, including a five course meal and a signed copy of Biota ($60 per extra book and $140 per extra person). To book tickets contact Melissa at Print Hall on (08) 6282 0000 or email

If you can’t make it but would still like a signed copy of Biota, contact Boffins via phone, email, online or in-store. See here for more information, booking and contact details.

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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