We were recently lucky enough to attend the Hilton Darwin’s Vegan Wine Dinner which was in collaboration with SA’s Bremerton Winery. In this Covid world we’re currently navigating, Hilton Darwin pivoted in perfect form by having the dinner hosted via Zoom by the Bremerton owner-sister-duo, Rebecca and Lucy Willson. Each dish in the 6-course vegan dinner was accompanied by a different wine (also vegan friendly) from the Bremerton range – including a special release Vermantino, Tempranillo Graciano, their Racy Rose and more. The Bremerton sisters talked dinner guests through their journey to owning the winery, each wine variant’s ingredients and history, and even some juicy family stories to keep the audience laughing throughout the evening.
And don’t be fooled that vegan meals are just for… vegans. There were plenty of non-vegan guests (including ourselves) enjoying the colourful and tasty plates. Our fave picks were the rustic pumpkin, mushroom and onion tart, the green risotto with miso pesto, kale, green pea and mushroom, and the raw pistachio cheesecake.
The Hilton have previously held their specialty dinners with Darwin local Beaver Brewery, Australian renowned Shaw and Smith and Victoria’s Four Pillars Gin Dinner. The popularity of these dinners are proving strong, so keep an eye out for what’s to come. A little birdy says there might be an NT Craft Beer Dinner, Penfolds Premium Wine Dinner, a Whisky Dinner, Asian Dinner with Jimmy Shu and many more exciting collaborations!
Hilton will also be relaunching their refurbished foyer and new restaurant PepperBerry which is where the specialty dinners will be held. PepperBerry will be opening to the public from mid to late September so stay tuned to We Are Local’s social accounts to hear it hot off the press!
For more of what’s to come and where to book these interactive and fun dining experiences here.
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