Last year’s Perth’s Longest Lunch saw nearly 900 guests come together in the Crown Perth Grand Ballroom to celebrate the best of WA food and wine and raise a quarter of a million dollars for the Brightwater Care Group. See my round-up of the event here.

Returning for 2017 on Friday 19 May, this year’s event promises to showcase the finest produce from the Southern Forest region, like these beautiful marron I enjoyed for dinner last week at Pemberley of Pemberton

The menu has been prepared by Crown Towers Executive Chef Sean Marco, and each course will be paired with an outstanding Western Australian wine.

Amuse: olive oil poached marron, persimmon, finger lime, cucumber

Entrรฉe: South West lamb, mountain pepper, rosella and baked onion puree, quandong curd, samphire

Vegetable Course: beetroot fondant, roasted carrot skordalia, grilled baby leek, rosemary crisp, green olive, purple sprouts

Main Course: roasted venison, chestnuts, glazed kohl rabi, pumpkin, brussel sprouts, sweet and sour plum

Pre-Dessert: iced strawberries

Dessert: chocolate sphere, hot chocolate, roasted hazelnut and fig ice cream

Cheese: Camembray, Blackwood blue, SV pears, vanilla, port, pickled apricots

Tickets are $295 per person – see here for more information. Hopefully I’ll see you there!