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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MERCURE HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS FIRESIDE INDULGENCES ADD A TOUCH OF ROMANCE TO FLAVOURFEST

Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens puts 'some meat' on Good Food Month

The Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens is celebrating the Hunter Food & Wine Month throughout June, with a series of wine indulgences that celebrate the best Hunter wines and quality regional produce. The Mercure has a special midweek Fireside Indulgence Package that is perfect for romantics, offering a three-course fine-dining experience in the privacy of your own suite at a fireside table for two plus overnight accommodation and full buffet breakfast from just $399 per night.

Throughout June, the hotel's Executive Chef Jean Marc Pollet will also offer a unique Steak and Shiraz matching experience for just $15 per person (free if dining in the hotel's Steakhouse restaurant afterwards) from 5pm every evening which offers samples of Hunter Valley steaks accompanied by the perfectly matched Hunter Valley Shiraz, with participants encouraged to find the best match. Chef Pollet is famous for using only the highest quality local grain and pasture-fed beef and has been instrumental in pioneering the region as a food and wine destination.

Good Food Month festivities continue at the adjacent Hunter Valley Gardens on Saturday 12th – Monday 14th June, with a series of events that celebrate fine food, exquisite wines, exotic tastes, deluxe merchandise and inspiring music. Visiting celebrity chefs including Tobie Puttock (of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen) and Janelle Bloom (Ready, Steady Cook) will present cooking demonstrations while an 'Eat Street' will be set up with a range of Hunter restaurants presenting their signature dishes. There will also be musical flavours from around the world on the Eat to the Beat concert stage, seminars on everything from cheese and wine to growing your own fresh produce and lots of entertainment for the whole family including a jumping castle, face painting, clowns, music and live kids shows as well as a chance for the children to get their hands dirty in the Kids in the Kitchen marquee.

All up, this is an event not to be missed and with the Mercure just a few footsteps away from the Gardens, there is no better hotel at which to base yourself to enjoy the festivities.

Located in the very heart of Pokolbin and with no fewer than six wineries just a short stroll away, the Mercure Hunter Valley Gardens boasts a range of room styles to suit every need, and features comprehensive facilities including a new Endota Day Spa, outdoor pool and spa, and fireside library and games room. The hotel is just metres from Pokolbin Village shopping green with a range of boutiques and offers direct access to McGuigan's winery and the Hunter Valley Cheese Shop so you can park your car and enjoy the best of the Hunter right on your doorstep.

For bookings for any of these great Food & Wine events phone (02) 4998 2000 or email reservations@gmhvg.com.au

www.accorhotels.com.au

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