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Enjoy the luxury of a Hunter Valley long lunch at voco Kirkton Park

There are few things that say “luxury” quite like a lazy long lunch.

An idyllic setting, platters piled high with fresh, seasonal produce, incredible wines and great times with friends. What could be better, right?

Well, voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley is celebrating is gorgeous surrounds with a special series of Long Lunches on the Lawn.

With the next event kicking off on August 3 with Usher Tinkler Wines each lunch is being curated to celebrate the beauty of the everchanging landscape and seasonal produce of the Hunter Valley, with incredible share-style menus paired with the best of the best from local vineyards.

What to expect

Guests will be wowed by the stunning setting, with beautifully set long tables spanning the lawn of voco Kirkton Park under the majestic gums and overlooking the natural waterways and gardens of the property.

Menus will be based on a banquet-style, shared platter philosophy and built around seasonal produce sourced from both the voco Kirkton Park estate and kitchen garden; as well as from local producers by the hotel’s new chef, Prabhat Kumar Prawin.

General Manager Penny Crossley said the series was designed to give
guests the chance to taste the fruits of the hotel’s paddock-to-plate philosophy.

“We have been working hard towards becoming a sustainable business, particularly so in the past 18 months,’ Ms Crossley said.

‘Our vegetable garden is a vital part of our paddock-to-plate philosophy, as are our onsite beehives which produce honey for us. It’s our aim to be producing 80% of our vegetables grown on-site in the very near future. The Long Lunches will enable guests to experience that.”

To make things more appealing, exclusive voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley accommodation rates will be available for Long Lunch guests.

Timetable

August 3 – Usher Tinkler Wines  (Winter on the Lawn)
August 24 – Drayton Wines (The history of Oakey Creek Road)
September 28 – Leogate Estate (Dejeuner en Blanc – Dress in White)
October 17 – Iron Gate Estate (Rose Amongst the Roses)
November 4 – Hanging Tree Wines (Classy in the Country)

The nitty gritty

All events will run from 1pm to 4pm on the allotted date and will cost $95 per person.

A three-course banquet with paired wines will be on offer and wine tasting and sales will also be available.

Head here for more information on voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley


WIN

Want the ultimate Long Lunch on the Lawn experience? Well, we’ve got two tickets to attend the Usher Tinkler Long Table lunch at voco Kirkton Park on Saturday 3 August. But wait! There’s more!
You’ll also nab yourself an overnight stay at the hotel with breakfast for two included.
To enter, simply email competitions@newcastlelive.com.au with Kirkton Park in the subject line by no later than 12pm Tuesday 30 July. Tell us your name, contact details and why you need a Hunter Valley getaway.
One entry per person. Winners will be notified by phone.

Written by Stephen Bisset

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