Friday, September 30, 2011

Experience A Grand MasterChef Long Weekend

Retreat to Peppers Manor House in the Southern Highlands this October long weekend for their MasterChef long weekend experience and enjoy deluxe accommodation and a banquet of dining experiences inspired by the series.

Held October 1st and 2nd and priced from $495 per couple per night, the specially crafted weekend package includes accommodation in a Cottage Room, breakfast for two daily at Katers Restaurant, a five-course degustation dinner inspired by the series and a MasterChef Series 2 cookbook to take home. As it is Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands, guests will also receive complimentary Tulip Festival tickets.

The special MasterChef evening on Saturday October 1st begins with pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the retreat’s magnificent Great Hall and will be followed by a sumptuous five-course degustation dinner designed by Executive Chef Francois Razavet.

French born Chef Razavet is also giving food fans an exclusive opportunity to bring MasterChef inspired cuisine into their kitchens with a MasterClass demonstration at noon on Sunday October 2 for an additional $60 per person.

For those wanting an extra long MasterChef experience, additional nights can be booked for $199 per night.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Highlands Hummer Hire

Highlands Hummer Hire is a fully accredited and professional business, serving the greater Southern Highlands and Sydney areas. The Hummer stretch limo can cater to customers that need to carry more passengers with style. Car ribbons, beverages and hors d’oeuvres, together with the friendly and courteous uniformed chauffeurs, complete the picture to help make your day as fun and carefree as possible. Best of all, the price remains competitive, guaranteeing the best value for your money.

Friday, September 23, 2011

An Innovative Hen's Day Idea

For those brides-to-be who don’t find the idea of pole dancing classes or male strippers appealing, Blue Bowl Brown Sugar cooking classes may be the perfect hen’s day alternative! Taught by Patricia Phillips, who has worked with the likes of Kylie Kwong, Bill Granger and Neil Perry, the classes are relaxed, informal and most importantly, fun!
Upon arrival, you are greeted with a frothing glass of champagne, a Blue Bowl Brown Sugar apron and an in-depth, intimate cooking tutorial. Once you have completed cooking, you are treated to a sit-down meal (complete with a selection of local wines) in which you can reap the benefits of your hard work!

Group classes are of approximately 8 people and are held at the Southern Highlands winery or one-on-one classes are available in the comfort of your home in Sydney and the surrounding areas. The classes feature cuisine that ranges from Italian, French and Spanish to Greek, Moroccan and Asian. Patricia uses locally produced ingredients to support local farmers and enhance the eating experience.

Group classes are $160.00 and private classes are $480.00

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fantasy Bloom Hair Accessory

This elegant single flower from Weddingstar, makes a chic hair accessory that will blend perfectly with almost any wedding dress. It can be worn alone or along side a fashionable headband or even a veil.

Friday, September 16, 2011

High Tea at Centennial Vineyards

If you are looking for a delicious high tea then look no further. Visit Centennial Vineyards Restaurant and sit back and enjoy the stunning views while enjoying a glass of award-winning sparkling wine, a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, savoury and sweet pastries and homemade scones, jam and cream, coffee and tea. 

General high tea package - $30
Rose high tea package - $36
Bubbles high tea package - $39
Childrens’ high tea - $16
High tea in the vines monday to friday from 11am to 4pm

Bookings essential on 02 4861 8701.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

Give a special thank you to your guests by adding your favourite plant to these mini garden flower pot wedding favour. Your guests will have something to treasure forever!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tulip Time

Whether it's your first time to the Southern Highlands or you've lived here all your life, you will be stunned by the breathtaking beauty of the region during the Tulip Time Festival. 

Over 100,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals are planted each year to transform Bowral's Corbett Gardens and other parks across the shire into stunning displays of sweeping spring colour. 

For the duration of the 14-day festival you can enjoy a changing program of events including specialist shows on the weekends. 

Over the 14 day festival you can enjoy a changing program of events including specialist shows on the weekends. See some of Australia's best and most beautiful private gardens opened to the public during Tulip Time

Where: Bowral, Southern Highlands, NSW 
When: 20 September - 3 October, 2011 
Events: Free Breakfast in the Park, Gala Charity Dinner, Tulip Time Open Gardens, Private Garden Talks and Tours, Today Show at Tulip Time, Mittagong Tulip Time Street Parade.
Tickets: Corbett Gardens Grand Floral Display Entry Fees in 2011: Adult $8pp Senior or Student $5pp Groups of 20 or more $4.50pp, Children under 12 years are free. 

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