Wine and Dine Time
Top End food and wine aficionados rejoice! You’re invited to Hilton Darwin’s brand-new restaurant, PepperBerry, for a special Shaw + Smith wine and dine experience.
Shaw + Smith’s Sauvignon Blanc is a favourite drop of many a Top Ender, our Dry season weather the perfect accompaniment to a nice cool glass on a sunny afternoon. This month, discover more of the range from the popular Adelaide Hills winery, paired with four courses curated by Hilton Darwin’s Head Chef, Fiona Weir.
“The courses showcase the dishes and wines we offer in PepperBerry’s new à la carte menu. I was inspired to create dishes with native Australian ingredients, such as saltbush and wattle seed, when I volunteered at gala dinners hosted previously in Darwin with chefs Duncan Welgemoed and Andrew Fielke,” she says.
“My wonderful team also played a part in crafting the menu, featuring tandoori dishes and Asian flavours – it’s reflective of the melting pot of culture you find in Darwin.”
Delight your tastebuds to pan-fried local tandoori Jew fish with lemon myrtle beetroot relish and yoghurt vinaigrette – a dish that is the Head Chef’s favourite – paired with Pinot Noir. Enjoy a glass of Shiraz with slow-braised bush-spiced beef cheek with sweet potato puree, roasted baby carrot, herb salad and red wine jus.
As you feast, Shaw + Smith winemakers Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw chat through tasting notes, and the story behind this iconic Adelaide winery, in a series of short videos you can watch at your leisure.
“It’s not just one cuisine – it’s a bit of everything. On the restaurant menu, you’ll find dishes to appeal to lovers of pub fare and fine dining. It really caters for everyone.”
Book your spot at PepperBerry and treat yourself to a culinary feast for the senses.