Taste of the Wild, Western Australia
While many flock to Western Australia to take in the sight of wildflowers in bloom, boutique hotel COMO The Treasury in Perth is giving guests a tasty spin on wildflowers and indigenous produce with its two-night Wildflower Experience package.
In addition to two nights’ accommodation in a heritage room, guests are brought on a guided indigenous tour of King’s Park to learn about the different species of wildflowers and how the indigenous people used to forage for food. This is followed by another highlight, a five-course tasting menu with wine pairing at its restaurant Wildflower, where executive chef Jed Gerrard will “showcase the best of each new season and give our guests an authentic West Australian dining experience”. The restaurant is based on a farmer and forager concept where indigenous and seasonal produce underline the fare here. As such, expect eclectic dishes like raw Broome pearl meat with soured Geraldton wax cream, sea parsley oil and fennel pollen; Southwest marron with river fern, preserved pumpkin and finger lime; and grilled Arkady lamb with Jerusalem artichoke, saltbush and peppermint tree cream. Other treats in the package include a welcome gift and picnic lunch hamper. Priced at A$1,950 based on two guests sharing, it is available until 30 November this year. comohotels.com