As part of MasterCard’s ongoing commitment to connect cardholders to Priceless experiences, MasterCard have today announced, Priceless Cities presents ‘An Appetite for Paradise Curated by Neil Perry’.
The two VIP culinary escapes aim to give guests a chance to relax and unwind in places of outstanding natural beauty where the sole agenda is restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Launching this July as the result of a partnership between MasterCard, Neil Perry AM, the Rockpool Group and One&Only Resorts, the first event will take place at the iconic private island sanctuary of One&Only Hayman Island.
Surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, visitors will be able to swim, dive, sail and marvel at the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most complex ecosystems in the world, with over 33,000 species found off the coastline. Numerous exotic inhabitants from flying foxes to cockatoos and kookaburras also call the tropical island home.
Venturing on from the Whitsunday’s to a tranquil retreat in the NSW Greater Blue Mountains, the second exquisite event will take place at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley this November. Voted TripAdvisor’s Top Hotel in Australia for 2016 in the recent Traveller’s Choice Awards and set on its own private 7,000-acre carbon-neutral wildlife reserve, the resort combines One&Only ultra-luxury style with a quintessentially Australian bush experience. Guests looking to wind down can simply kick back and take in the incredible surroundings and for those looking for a little adventure, opportunity abounds. Nestled between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks, the magnificent wildlife reserve is just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney.
At each of the world-class destinations, Neil Perry AM, Australia’s most awarded chef behind Rockpool Est. 1989, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple and Rosetta Ristorante, is set to host an exclusive five-course degustation dinner. Joined by his award-winning team of executive chefs and sommeliers from the Rockpool Group restaurants, the gastronomic experience will be lovingly handcrafted using the finest locally sourced ingredients.
Neil Perry comments: “I’m looking forward to creating some spectacular dishes and I’ll be working with my team to design a special degustation experience with food lovers in mind. Naturally given the locations there will be an abundance of fresh seafood on the menu in Hayman Island whilst the native ingredients from the Blue Mountains will inspire the dinner in Wolgan Valley.”
The all-inclusive travel packages will also see guests sipping cocktails and sampling canapés prepared by Neil, in one-of-a-kind settings. Unwind in style with a sunset sail around Hayman Island, whilst in Wolgan Valley the ultimate Australian safari awaits.
The announcement of the gourmet getaways marks the launch of MasterCard Priceless Cities in Australia. Encouraging people to travel boldly and live every day to the fullest, cardholders can enjoy privileged access to unique experiences and attractive offers to over 40 priceless destinations globally. In addition to ‘An Appetite for Paradise with Neil Perry’, just one of the exciting offers available is a complimentary wine cellar tour and priority-seating for up to four people at the world renowned Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney.
Whether you eat, shop, play or stay, detour the everyday with the epic and extraordinary, courtesy of MasterCard.