Monday 31 December 2012

Enjoy a Midweek Gourmet Getaway at Spicers Hidden Vale

Enjoy a midweek gourmet getaway at award-winning Spicers Hidden Vale this summer with $50* credit to use in its onsite restaurant each night of your stay.

Spicers Hidden Vale, which won Best Deluxe Accommodation at the recent 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards, is a luxurious retreat situated on a 12,000 acre farm in Grandchester in the Lockyer Valley, less than an hour's drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.The restaurant credit offer - launched to celebrate the release of onsite restaurant Cotton’s new summer menu - applies per room to stays from Sunday to Thursday until 31 January 2013. Accommodation starts from $199 per night and main meals from $28.

Award-winning Cotton’s offers a true taste of local Australia with an upmarket steak cuisine and extensive wine list.“Our new summer menu is full of innovative dishes specifically designed to showcase fresh, seasonal and simple Lockyer Valley produce,” head chef Andrew Simpson said.“They include a cold entrée of Country style chicken and prosciutto terrine, summer fruit relish and brioche; warm entrée of Crispy Zucchini flowers, filled with Laidley goats cheese risotto and caramelised shallot; and a new pasta dish of Spanner crab linguini, rocket, pine nuts and preserved lemon.

“We have abundant local produce in the Lockyer Valley which enables our team to create fresh, simple, well-balanced food that is seasonal, colourful, tasteful and innovative.”New main dishes include Marinated lamb, warm salad of heirloom carrots, yoghurt, organic almonds and local honey; House made free range Chicken and Porcini sausage, sautéed mushrooms, roasted chicken jus and the signature Grain Fed Darling Downs Wagyu.

A range of decadent desserts are also available, including a Stanthorpe Apple tart tatin, house made vanilla bean ice cream and Vanilla panacotta with fresh mango and meringue.Located in the charming original homestead of Spicers Hidden Vale, Cotton’s blends old world charm with an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, boasting sweeping valley views as well as an open fireplace.Cotton’s has been recognised as one of Queensland’s best restaurants, winning Best Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort (Brisbane/Darling Downs Region) at the HOSTPLUS Restaurant & Catering Awards in 2011, the Best Hotel/Motel Restaurant for Queensland at the Restaurant & Catering Awards in 2009 and the Restaurant & Catering Award for Excellence in 2008.

Spicers Hidden Vale offers colonial-style cottage accommodation scattered amongst beautiful country gardens. The property also features an onsite Spa Anise day spa, three function centres, two swimming pools, a games barn and a plethora of activities including horse-riding, archery, tennis, 4WD tours and over 50 kilometres of walking and mountain bike tracks.

*Valid 1 December 2012 – 31 January 2013.

Not valid 24 - 26 December, 31 December and 1 January for Sunday - Thursday overnight stays.

One $50 credit for Cotton's Restaurant for each night booked (one per room).

For bookings call 1300 179 340 . Visit: for more details.

Unused credit expires each day and cannot be refunded or transferred. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or booking. Subject to availability.

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