Journey of the Palate
TWO SPECIAL EVENTS
CICADA LODGE, NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK
A magical weekend of adventure and the discovery of gourmet food and wine, country and culture in two events at Nitmiluk Gorge, hosted at the luxurious, award-winning five star Cicada Lodge.
REMOTE: WHERE BOUNDARIES ARE BROKEN
THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
An exploration of paired wines from some of the remotest regions in Australia.
JOURNEY OF THE PALATE: SHARING OUR COUNTRY FRIDAY 13TH - SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
Sunset canapes, daytime adventures and cultural experiences, alongside three and five course dinners accompanied with food-matched wines. With a strong focus on locally-sourced ingredients and premium wines, this special journey hosted by wine connoisseur Jeremy Oliver and renowned Indigenous chef Mark Olive will create delicious memories that last a lifetime.
Mark Olive, aka ‘The Black Olive’, has been a chef for over 25 years and has become a well known Australian celebrity with his charismatic style and creative approach to food, starring in his own television series ‘The Outback Cafe’ and a host of cooking, lifestyle and travel shows nationally and globally.
Mark’s passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking has led to a huge international profile specialising in gourmet Australian Indigenous cuisine. Recently he’s been a judge alongside Dan Hong and Melissa Leong on the successful series on SBS The Chefs’ Line which brings home cooks and seasoned chefs together making some delicious dishes followed by a new short series on NITV as a celebrity chef on the series “On Country Kitchen”.
Jeremy Oliver is one of Australia’s foremost wine critics and the country’s leading wine presenter and ambassador.
A trained winemaker and a fiercely independent writer and critic, he is known for his honesty and the integrity of his opinion. A writer of nearly 30 books, his best-selling The Australian Wine Annual is translated into Mandarin Chinese. Last year he introduced his new annual educational book and buying guide, Jeremy Oliver’s Good Wine Guide.
Jeremy contributes to numerous national and international publications, and is a regular top rater on China’s YouKu, Tudou, Soho and Ku 6 with his on-line bilingual TV series Enjoy Wine with Jeremy, where he introduces the emerging Chinese wine audience to knowledge, wines and ideas.