A show of fine gourmet produce and products from Western Australia (WA) marked the launch of Tourism Western Australia’s Eat Drink Buy WA campaign today at the residence of the H.E Philip Green, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore.
Over 100 guests from the trade, retail and media attended the event which featured Western Australian products from the State’s South West region. These were Elmstock Tea, Yahava Koffee Works, Harvey Fresh Juices, Sally Lane’s Sparkling Grape Juice, Mundella Yoghurt and Pink Lady Apples. Wines from the renowned Margaret River region were represented by Wills Domain, Vasse Felix, Woody Nook Wines, Woodlands Wines, Aravina Estate and Clairault /Streiker Wines.
Guests also sampled tasty bites prepared by Chef Isaac Tan from Bedrock Bar & Grill Singapore and Chef Seth James from Wills Domain Winery in Margaret River. Under Seth James’ leadership, Wills Domain proudly won the West Australian Good Food Guide’s Best Regional restaurant 2015, the second year in a row. As MC for the evening, WA television personality Tina Altieri teased and tantalized guests with her easy charm.
“Western Australia remains a very attractive destination for Singapore which forms the second largest inbound market into WA. Singaporean foodies do enjoy visiting the many culinary attractions of WA and discovering the source of the food products imported into the Republic, commented Ms Lee Ee Lian, Senior Consultant – Strategic Planning & Marketing.
She added, “Our new Eat Drink Buy WA Foodie Tours in November are timed to co-incide with the Margaret River Gourmet Escape event. We have roped in Celebrity Chef Wan to lead these groups on a foodie adventure which will include the farmers’ market, wineries, cidery, olive farm, confectionery, lobster processing factory, nougat factory, cheese making, asparagus classes and a day at the Gourmet Escape Village at the Leeuwin Estate.”
5D/4N Foodie Tours with Chef Wan start from S$1,488 while self-drive packages starting from S$668 are available for those intending to explore the State on their own.
The abundance of top-notch gourmet produce/products, fresh seafood and premium wines and beverages set against picturesque vistas seals Western Australia (WA)’s reputation as an international food and wine destination. Foodie adventurers can now choose from a suite of travel packages in the Eat Drink Buy WA Campaign launched today by Tourism Western Australia.
Traipsing with Chef Wan
Vivacious Malaysian culinary personality Chef Wan will be leading three foodie tours, infused with his wit and humorous banter, to Western Australia:
- 5D4N Perth & Swan Valley Gourmet Experience, 15-19 November
- 5D4N Margaret River Gourmet Escape, 19-23 November
- 5D4N Margaret River Foodie Experience, 22-26 November
The tours cover Margaret River attractions such as Farmers’ Market, Cheeky Monkey Brewery&Cidery, Olive Farm and Vasse Virgin Olive Oil and fruit picking at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park in the Margaret River region as well as Swan Valley attractions such as Whistlers Confectionery, Mondo Nougat, The Cheese Barrel, Asparagus Master Class at Edgecombe Estate and Caversham Wildlife Park. Foodies will also get to visit the Lobster Shack and Pinnacles Desert in Cervantes and ride over the sand dunes in Lancelin. Package prices start from S$1,488 without taxes.
Gourmet Free & Easy Packages
Foodies who enjoy the freedom of driving around on their own can choose from these packages, which comprise accommodation, Hertz car rental and a Swan River Cruise:
- 5D4N Perth & Southwest Gourmet from S$668*
- 5D4N City Coast & Southwest Gourmet S$718*
*Land only without taxes, available until December 2015
Travel agent partners: Chan Brothers Travel, Dynasty Travel, Euro-Asia Holidays, Farmosa Holiday Tour, Flight Centre, Jetabout Holidays, Misa Travel, Pricebreaker, Scenic Travel and Sino America Tours
From 14 August to 13 September, customers making purchases at the below-mentioned outlets or dine on WA inspired menus at The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill or Bedrock Bar & Grill; or dine on The Big Buffet at 1 Market by Chef Wan, stand a chance to win trips to WA !
Participating Western Australian products are :
- Oh Deli – Australian chilled meats, Elmstock Tea, Sally’s Lane Sparkling Grape Juice, gourmet products
- The Wine Palate and The Moomba Wine Shop – WA wines
- Cold Storage – Kaiser dairy products, Mundella dairy products, Harvey Fresh Juices, Pink Lady Apples
- Yahava Koffee Works – coffee/coffee products, tea and chocolate
Each prize includes a pair of air tickets to Perth with accommodation, tour and tickets to the Gourmet Village during the Margaret River Gourmet Escape – worth S$4,000. Four pairs will be given away together with other attractive prizes worth a total of S$17,000 in September 2015. For more information, visit Bestperthdeals.com/Singapore. Terms and conditions apply.