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Stunning food and wine event from Byron at Byron

Stunning food and wine event from Byron at Byron

On Wednesday April 29 The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa welcomes Andrew Hardy, Chief Winemaker from leading South Australian winery Petaluma for a very special celebratory dinner.

Five of Petaluma’s finest wines will compliment four courses from The Byron at Byron’s Head Chef Gavin Hughes.

Andrew commenced his winemaking career at Petaluma in 1982, working with founder Brian Croser before moving to work vintages in Oregon and Bordeaux. He settled at Knappstein for almost a decade where he was awarded the Warren Winiarski Trophy for the Best Australian Red Wine. In 2004 he returned to Petaluma where he has relished in his role as “Custodian of the vineyards”.

Petaluma’s success is based upon planting the right varieties for individual vineyards in regions where the varietals excel. The Yellow Label has garnered significant acclaim for riesling from the Clare Valley, sparkling from the Picadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, shiraz from Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills and cabernet from Coonawarra.

“This will be anything but a boring wine dinner” said Gavin Hughes. “Andrew is a fascinating and genuinely charming fellow and we plan to have a little bit of banter throughout the evening. Guests are welcome to join in. Food and wine are everything, so when a special person such as Andrew comes along we are excited to share him with our local guests and friends.

“The menu to me is all of the things I like in Autumn and as always the meal will pay homage to our local growers and producers. Whilst there are five different wines we would like you to try, if guests prefer to stay with a particular wine that’s okay too.”

7:00pm Wednesday April 29. $130 per person. Or stay overnight for $499 for two people including two Wine Dinner tickets and full buffet breakfast. Bookings are essential please contact 02 6639 2105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au


Grilled Yamba prawns with bean sprouts, radishes, green mango, ginger and finger lime vinaigrette

Gnocchi in parsnip purée with roasted autumn mushrooms, baby leeks and truffle pecorino

Grass fed Manning Valley eye fillet and Wagyu brisket, baby turnips, grated horseradish with mustard leaf

Layered chocolate mousse cake with red wine poached Corella pears and spiced ice-cream


Byron at Byron New Years’ Eve Party with Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul

Byron at Byron New Years’ Eve Party with Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul

Dubbed as “The Party”, the New Years’ Eve event at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is set to dazzle, with songstress Lisa Hunt and her Forever Soul show performing under the stars.

“I am very excited to be playing at The Byron at Byron this New Years Eve” said the glorious Ms Hunt. “It’s been more than a decade since I’ve done a hometown New Years’ gig. We’ve always been snapped up by the high rollers on the Gold Coast very early in the year. The setting is like a dream; under the stars, lush greenery, top notch cuisine. Oh yeah it’s going to be a fun but classy affair”.

As well as touring her Forever Soul show at popular venues, Lisa and her band have performed this show at private parties for the likes of Robert Oatley, Marcus Blackmore, Steve Pelligrino and Solomon Lew.

“We have Soul, Motown, Funk and Disco to dance in the New Year” said Lisa Hunt. “Aretha, Stevie, 4 tops, The Supremes, The Jackson 5, all your favourite timeless classics. I can hardly wait”.

From 7:00pm Wednesday December 31. Dress to impress.

The night of decadence offers two dining options. Tickets $175 including Buffet dinner or $240 including Degustation dinner. Price includes complimentary drink upon arrival, dinner and Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul show. A Blanches Bus service is operating during the evening, dropping off and picking up outside The Byron at Byron Resort.

For bookings and enquiries 6639 2105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au


Mid week getaway at Byron at Byron

Mid week getaway at Byron at Byron

See what all the fuss is about at Australia’s favourite hideaway, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa.

Until December 14, for only $395 per night for two people enjoy

–       Overnight accommodation with a complimentary upgrade to a Superior Suite
–        Full buffet breakfast for two
–       2 x $20 spa vouchers
–       Bottle of wine when dining in The Restaurant

Valid Sunday to and including Thursday nights.

02 6639 2105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au

Every suite at The Byron at Byron boasts a separate bedroom with a large living room, galley kitchen with dining setting for four, luxurious bathroom with separate deep bath and shower and two enclosed balconies.


Massimo Mele Heads Byron at Byron Champagne Dinner

Massimo Mele Heads Byron at Byron Champagne Dinner

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, in association with the Champagne Bureau, is thrilled to announce Massimo Mele as Chef for their annual Vogue Living Champagne Dinner, to be held Friday October 31. Massimo will prepare a four course degustation dinner for the event, to be matched to five of the world’s finest Champagnes.

“I’m humbled to be invited to cook for this dinner to be honest, it’s a pretty big deal” said Massimo Mele. “And The Byron at Byron is an amazing space to be cooking in. For me it’s about showcasing my style of food and my style of eating. Which is sharing, everybody getting involved”.

Domayne’s Chief Stylist Sue Kropp will style the Byron at Byron Restaurant in fashion for the evening, a highlight in the national culinary calendar. Previous Chefs to cook for the Byron at Byron Vogue Living Champagne Dinner include Mark Best, Ryan Squires and Justin North.

“The logistics of this event are serious” said The Byron at Byron’s General Manager Lyn Parché “One year we had ninety Philippe Starck chairs trucked in. For some years we have used Waterford Crystal. That’s five types of glass, one for each Champagne. And the styling is everything. Sue travels the world and so is able to bring to us the latest look. Last year there were fresh roses and candles hanging from the ceiling and on the tables were dozens of brightly coloured glass candelabras. And the guest list is fabulously eclectic”.

Massimo Mele was destined to carry on his family tradition of growing and serving great Italian food. Born in Tasmania and raised in Naples he watched his Nonna, aunties and mother prepare food every day and he worked in the family restaurant ‘La Bella Napoli’ from a young age. In 1999 he was named “Apprentice of the Year” at the Restaurant & Catering Awards and was also a National Finalist in the Nestle Golden Chefs Hat Award. In 2004 Massimo opened Mud Bar and Restaurant in Launceston, which after just one year received a Chefs Hat. He was named the winner of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Lexus Young Chef of the Year Competition in 2005, which saw him cook for then Prime Minister John Howard.

In 2006 Massimo moved back to Italy to master his craft, spending time on the family farm learning, picking and cooking fresh produce. From 2008 to 2013 he ran multiple kitchens for the Hugos Group in Sydney, during which time the group won multiple awards ranging from Best Informal Italian to Best Pizza Restaurant in Australia.

Earlier this year Massimo took over the kitchen as Executive Chef of newly renovated and re-launched La Scala on Jersey in Paddington Sydney, which brings to life his ethos of Tutti A Tavola – ‘everyone to the table’.

The following five Champagnes will be featured at the 2014 Vogue Living Champagne Dinner – Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV, Champagne AYALA Blanc de Blancs (grand Cru) 2007 Vintage, Champagne Pol Roger reserve NV, Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique NV, Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2007.

Stay tuned to www.thebyronatbyron.com.au for Massimo’s dinner menu.

Byron at Byron Vogue Living Champagne Dinner $195 per person. Alternatively a weekend package is available:

2 night’s Accommodation in a Deluxe Spa Suite

Full buffet breakfast daily for two adults

Two tickets to the Vogue Living Champagne Dinner

Complimentary daily yoga class

– $665 per person

For bookings and enquiries 02 6639 2105 or reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au