15/16/17 April 2023
Anna Gare and Guy Jeffreys have created an amazing menu to celebrate the freshest seafood of the surrounding Abrolhos Islands. Featuring the best seasonal WA produce the chefs will delivery a culinary journey of contemporary fine dining dishes.
Guy Jeffreys is the executive chef for Fogarty wine group.
At Millbrook Winery in Jarrahdale they serve estate-grown modern country food. While he features local artisan producers on the menu, the kitchen team are known for growing heirloom vegetables from saved seed in the property’s one acre garden. This approach to food has won much acclaim for the venue over the past 10 years under Guy’s guidance including a critics choice review in The New York Times.
At Bunkers Beach House, a casual seafood eatery, in Bunker Bay, they serve only West Australian seafood. While he uses vegetables grown at Millbrook Winery the kitchen team are known for serving only line caught or by-catch West Australian seafood. Guy has taken on this project in 2019 and in the first month been awarded top 25 by the West Australian Good Food Guide Awards in the casual dining category.
At Evans and Tate in Margaret River Guy is about to launch a new picnic based menu specialising in house Australian cold cut meats, breads and vegetable/fruit preserves. Stay tuned.
Anna Gare Considered one of Australia’s most loved female celebrity cooks, and with three cookbooks under her belt, Anna has won the hearts of many while hosting and cooking on shows such as Junior Masterchef (Channel 10), The Great Australian Bake Off (Channel 9) and The Best in Australia (Lifestyle Channel and ABC TV). She also has a highly successful kitchenware range.
Anna’s life has always revolved around music and food. She was a member of the internationally acclaimed all-girl rock band the “Jam Tarts” in the 1980s and ‘90s, at the same time as developing her culinary career in restaurants around Australia. Anna started her own catering company, the highly regarded “Deluxe Catering”, in Fremantle in the late 1990s.
Anna started behind the scenes in TV on ABC TV’s Consuming Passions with Ian Parmenter. She first stepped in front of the camera for a regular live cooking segment on Channel 7’s Perth at Five: combining her natural flair as a performer with her passion for cooking. It was a perfect fit. National TV called, and Anna starred alongside celebrity chefs Ben O’Donoghue and Darren Simpson in The Best in Australia, which became the top-rating programme for Lifestyle and earned multiple Logie nominations. Anna went on to film Quickies in My Kitchen for the Lifestyle Food Channel.
Anna is a passionate advocate for healthy eating. She is an ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and Foodbank. Her latest television program Anna Gare’s Cab Fare will screen on Channel 9 this October.
A waterside setting defines fine dining
at the Abrolhos Islands.
Held at postcard perfect Post Office Island lagoon,
Anna Gare and Guy Jeffreys will take you on a culinary journey
with the best local seafood and freshest produce,
paired world class wines by Fogarty Group.
Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this exclusive
and intimate event. Tickets are limited (60pp/day), they won't last.
tickets on sale
This is a unique festival celebrating our family's Abrolhos life style.
Post Office Island, located in the Southern Group of the Abrolhos, is your setting for the day.
Pearls and Plates is a culinary journey of the freshest WA local produce cooked
by celebrity chefs Anna Gare and Guy Jeffreys.
The guests will enjoy canapé while sipping signature cocktails.
A stunning long table lunch will be served overlooking the lagoon on the southern point of the island.
A soundscape of live music will accompany the feast.
We are excited to announce a special collaboration with the renowned WA artist Roger Swainston. Roger is a painter, naturalist and zoologist; he is recognised globally for his marine art.
Discover the natural gems of the sea, LIDDON PEARLS, and understand the art of culturing pearls.
Our culture bites will also present the stories of shipwrecks around the Southern Group including the Zeewijk and photographic art work by the awarded photographer Nic Duncan.
Together we will create a sensory feast!
HOW TO GET TO POST OFFICE ISLAND:
Only on Saturday 16th Abrolhos Adventure run a trip on the Southern Group with their luxury catamaran.
Book a unique experience with Eco Abrolhos cruises (www.ecoabrolhos.com.au) to be part of our festival and discover other highlights of the Abrolhos.
You can anchor your boat around Post Office, please contact us if you need information about anchorage position.
Post Office Island has a helipad, get in contact with us to arrange a landing schedule.
Pearls and Plates lunch runs from 11am till 4pm.
Camping or accomodation is not allowed on Post Office Islands. We are not handling bookings for transport or accomodation.
Post Office Island,
Picture by Nic Duncan
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