Berkeley River Lodge located in the very heart of Western Australia’s majestic Kimberley region, has appointed Troy Mathews as its new Executive Chef – to spearhead food and beverage and the outstanding cuisine at one of Australia’s spectacular and most remote retreats.Mathews brings decades of experience at leading Australian restaurants and resorts to his new role at Berkeley River Lodge – having spent the past eight years in Queensland and most recently as Sous chef at Queensland Heron Island Resort and will showcase his culinary genius and meticulous approach in the resorts – Dunes restaurant.
Set amidst the ancient wonders of WA’s Kimberley region – the region was voted Number Two Destination to visit Worldwide by Lonely Planet in 2014 http://au.ibtimes.com/kimberley-lonely-planets-second-best-region-visit-2014-1321683
It is truly the ultimate in barefoot luxury – only moments from secluded white beaches – offering unique experiences such as: decadent dining experiences, helicopter flights; epic fishing expeditions; cruises along the majestic Berkeley River exploring majestic river gorges, swim in the crystal clear pools of nearby waterfalls and wilderness picnics.
Chef Mathew said that “Australia is a beautiful place and seeing more of it is something that really appeals to me” and when he found the job opening at Australia’s newest costal lodge-he jumped at the opportunity to move to The Kimberleys. Having worked in a number of high- end establishments and award-winning venues- Chef Mathew feels he is ready to move to the next stage of his career-and change of scenery to Western Australia’s secluded beaches.
Chef Mathews and his team have a real passion for fresh, quality ingredients- offering a casual, yet decadent dining experience featuring breakfasts cooked to order, and spectacular multi course degustation lunch and dinner menus- personalising any menu to suit their guests needs.
Berkeley River Lodge’s Front of House Manager Kayla said “Here at Berkeley River Lodge we enhance the guest experience by giving them a personal menu. We talk to the guests about what they love and try our best to give them that- if guests request fresh fish, we give them the fish they caught literally three hours ago from the nearly river or coast!”
Dunes restaurant is surrounded by unprecedented views across the expanse of the Timor Sea and set against the impressive backdrop of the Berkeley River mouth, Reveley Island, and the spectacular Kimberley coastline- which is sure to be an unforgettable experience to tick off your bucket list.
Kayla said “Guest’s feedback on the restaurant has always been positive -how many people can say that they were able to enjoy watching the sunrise and sunset while enjoying an exquisite meal?”
Each dish on the menu is created with a specific Australian wine in mind, with potential wine matches recommended to enhance the flavours on the palate. Unwind and indulge in the pleasures of local flavours- with Chef Mathew’s dishes including Tempura Prawn & Kilpatrick Oyster, Lamb Rack with Cous Cous, Prawn Filo Parcel and Salad and Chocolate Fondant with Peanut Butter Ice-cream and Peanut Butter Snow.
Inaccessible by road, with resort guests flown in by plane departing daily from Kununurra and Darwin-Berkeley River Lodge offers unique and iconic venue offers all the essential qualities of a remote location – with 360 degree coastal and outback panoramic vistas – making even the journey to The Berkeley River Lodge half the adventure.
Leave the modern life far behind and immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of the Kimberley region – relaxing into the rhythms of nature. You can simultaneously indulge in the pleasures of the outback wilderness, complemented with supreme comfort and service that The Berkeley River Lodge is renowned for worldwide. The overall design and décor of the rooms are designed immediately to make guests feel relaxed and offer a setting to unwind in the surrounding cool tranquil colours.
With 20 stunning luxury villas, guests can emerge themselves in the local flavours of the rich scenery and five-star discreet service with standard all-inclusive packages beginning at $1650 for two. These all-inclusive package features return scenic transfers, accommodation, all gourmet meals, beverages and guest activities. The Berkeley River Lodge also offers three premium packages for those wanting a little bit of extra indulgence in their experience.
The cost of each package is not standard and is quoted on an individual basis as there are many variables which affect pricing. All enquires and bookings are made direct with a range of packages advertised on the website – however direct enquiries are required for pricing to confirm guest requirements.
Be one of the first to experience Australia’s newest and most remote coastal lodge – The Berkeley River Lodge and create memories that will last a lifetime!
For further information and reservations, please visit www.berkeleyriver.com.au
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