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Festive Feasts for All

After just one year of trade, throwing open their doors mid-pandemic, Hilton Darwin’s PepperBerry Restaurant was crowned Restaurant of the Year at the 2021 Gold Plate awards.

Hilton Darwin’s General Manager Markus Kaliss says their early success can be attributed to a good mix of teamwork and offering something for the community to enjoy.

“I am very lucky to have such a wonderful team who pride themselves on consistently delivering fantastic service to our customers and continuously go above and beyond,” he says.

A sentiment PepperBerry Restaurant’s Executive Chef Fiona Weir echoes.

“The one year anniversary means a lot to us as a team ... we have all grown with each other and have created something very special and close to all our hearts,” she says.

“Each team member puts their heart and soul into every dish that is sent out of the kitchen. While sometimes it may be hectic and crazy behind the scenes, we want every guest to have great dining experience along with great food.”

So what does a one-year-old, award-winning restaurant to do celebrate both a first anniversary and top Territory accolade? Why, they throw a month-long wine and dine party, of course!

Every Friday and Saturday night this month, you’re invited to pull up a lush chair at PepperBerry and tuck into some of the best fare the Top End has tasted. Embark on a culinary journey through five courses, each dish paired with a drop from renowned Australian wineries.

Tantalising pairings include citrus scallop ceviche with finger lime and crispy wonton crackers matched with Shaw and Smith Chardonnay M3, and red wine braised beef cheek with celeriac mash, steamed broccolini, white truffle oil and parmesan crisp, washed down between sips of shiraz or grenache from The Other Wine Company.

No degustation is complete without something sweet, and we think the lavender panna cotta with mint gel, berry syrup and shortbread crumb is the perfect cherry on top of the proverbial birthday cake. With a sweet nip of Josef Chromy’s botrytis dessert wine, of course!

What better reason to celebrate a birthday than with a delicious feast? And the good news is, it doesn’t even have to be yours.

PepperBerry Anniversary Dinner
COST $135

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