Monday 9 February 2009

Second 2009 Kimberley Cooking School at Faraway Bay

Due to popular demand, a second Kimberley Cooking School will be staged this year at the award winning Faraway Bay, the Bush Camp.

The date for the second Kimberley Cooking School is 1-5 September, 2009.

Faraway Bay owner Bruce Ellison said the Kimberley Cooking School, held annually in May and featuring one of Australia's top chefs, Chris Taylor, was one of their most popular activities.

"This year's May Kimberley Cooking School was booked out before the end of 2008," said Mr Ellison.

"We had so many enquiries asking if we would stage another one, and we didn't want to disappoint our guests," he said.

The Kimberley Cooking School offers 12 fortunate guests the unique opportunity to learn

 tricks, tips and inside secrets from Taylor, who oversees several of Perth's famous eateries including Fraser's, The Bluewater Grill, Indiana Cottesloe Beach and Brewery Bar and Grill.

"It's one of those once in a lifetime experiences that combine wonderful fresh local produce and a fantastically relaxed atmosphere – set in one of the world's truly iconic destinations," said Taylor.

The Kimberley Cooking School takes place in the open-air Eagle Lodge, perched on a headland overlooking the tranquil waters of Faraway Bay.

With no walls, Eagle Lodge is ideally suited to the climate and the spectacular setting which combines guest lounging, croc-spotting, cooking and dining, all in one dramatic location.

"It's like a breath of fresh air – it gets you in touch with the environment, stimulates ideas, and generates initiative in your cooking," said Chris.

The flavour is laid-back and informal with guests able to be as hands on as they please.

There is also plenty of time for excursions and activities including fishing.

Taylor said participants are involved in creating menus, which often focussed on the fresh fish caught that day.

"It could be anything from mackerel steaks, to trevally, the occasional mud crab or that elusive barramundi."

"There are plenty of tastings, ideas, and importantly lots of fun."

The four day Kimberley Cooking School package is an experience of a lifetime and includes:

-       Air transfers from Kununurra
-       The Cooking School
-       Meals and beverages
-       Accommodation in a cabin with extraordinary 180 degree views of the bay
-       Sightseeing and excursions during the day including boating to the magnificent twin falls on the King George River, fishing, exploring ancient rock art and more.
-       A special recipe cook from the menus created

Prices start from $4,600 per person and places are strictly limited. For more information visit or ph 08 9169 1214.

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