COMO The Treasury Introduces The Wildflower Experience
COMO The Treasury Introduces The Wildflower Experience
During Spring of 2017 COMO The Treasury, Perth will be offering the ‘Wildflower Experience’ – a culinary journey through the area’s freshest local indigenous produce, traditionally signified by the blooming of Western Australia’s native wildflowers.
Western Australia is home to over 12,000 species of wildflowers, many of them unique to the state. Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang are the six seasons of the indigenous Noongar calendar. The Noongar people ebb and flow with the changes of Western Australia’s environment, letting nature guide them and the seasonal changes observed in these flowers have been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes to determine which plants are ripe for eating.
Guests will be given a guided indigenous heritage tour of Perth’s Kings Park to showcase the different species of wildflowers and how the tribes used these to forage for food. They will also enjoy a five-course tasting menu designed by Executive Chef Jed Gerrard, showcasing the best of this seasonal produce. The meal will be paired with our sommelier’s selection of fine wines from Western Australian wineries. The Wildflower Experience also includes a two-night stay at COMO The Treasury.
“The blooming of different native wildflowers marks the changing of each of the six indigenous seasons,” says COMO The Treasury’s Executive Chef Jed Gerrard.
“At Wildflower, this guides our dining offerings. We aim to showcase the best of each new season and give our guests an authentic West Australian dining experience.”
The concept for Wildflower comes from a farmer-and-forager-driven menu of dishes revolving around the indigenous six seasons. The creation of every dish at Wildflower celebrates the local produce available throughout the year, with dishes such as southwest marron (a freshwater crayfish native to WA) paired with native river greens, puffed seaweed, avocado and head cream. Wildflower’s signature dish of Arkady lamb is wood grilled on a custom-made grill and paired with artichoke, salt bush, peppermint tree cream and malt oil.
Chef Gerrard and his team forage for native herbs such as samphire, saltbush and barilla in Perth’s wetlands, and utilise produce sourced fresh from Wildflower’s on-site ‘urban cultivator’ and rooftop beehives producing ‘Wildflower honey’. Ingredients such as eucalyptus, finger limes and pepper berries are incorporated into the menu, resulting in dishes that highlight the best of Western Australia and an experience that is unapologetically and uniquely WA.
The Wildflower Experience includes:
- Two nights in a Heritage Room
- A ‘Cape Arid’ welcome gift
- A picnic lunch hamper
- An indigenous heritage tour of Kings Park
- A five-course tasting menu at Wildflower including paired wines
- Valet parking
This package is priced from AUD 1,950 based on two guests sharing. Valid from September 1st to November 30th, 2017.
About COMO The Treasury
COMO The Treasury is an elegant urban hotel located in the revitalised historic heart of Perth, Australia. The hotel is housed in the 19th-century State Buildings, which formerly served as a post office, land titles office, and treasury. Meticulous restoration has revealed a grand Victorian-era façade while inside the building, COMO has imbued its trademark contemporary style. Each room is a serene retreat from the cosmopolitan buzz, evoking the feeling of a ‘home away from home’. Dining options include the rooftop Wildflower restaurant, serving a menu revolving around the indigenous six seasons, and Post, a modern bistro highlighting the best of Western Australian produce. There’s also the Treasury Lounge and Bar which provides an elegant space for daytime meetings and evening drinks. Wellbeing is nurtured at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, with a range of Western and Eastern therapies and wellness traditions. The State Buildings also feature a hand-picked retail collective, offering bespoke, quality products.
About COMO Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Singapore, The COMO Group represents Christina Ong’s unique vision of contemporary living. This encompasses the hospitality collection known as COMO Hotels and Resorts, the international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, the award-winning wellness concept COMO Shambhala and the philanthropic COMO Foundation.
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its four categories, COMO in the Soul, COMO in the City, COMO on the Beach and COMO in the Wilds through individualised service, commitment to holistic wellness and award-winning cuisine. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated, including COMO The Halkin in London, COMO The Treasury in Perth, Australia and three COMO Metropolitan properties in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach. COMO on the Beach encompasses COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, COMO Cocoa Island, and COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives, COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, Thailand, and three COMO Uma experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan.
COMO also manages, in partnership with COMO’s sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. This flagship wellness retreat offers an integrated and immersive restorative experience that enables real and lasting improvements one’s health. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.
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