Fabulous art deco dame the Park Hyatt Melbourne is one of Melbourne’s top hotels. But besides the glamorous decor, central location and five star service the hotel also has an amazing food and drink offering. I was invited to attend the Park Hyatt’s Harvest at the Park event which highlighted the great produce used at the hotel as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
The courtyard at the Park Hyatt was buzzing with little stations set up featuring different producers. There were padron peppers grilling over hot frames and served with a wedge of lemon for those who dared play Russian roulette as to whether the pepper would be spicy or not.
I loved chatting with the Park Hyatt’s fish supplier about how he catches fish using the ikejeme method to ensure the freshest fish caught in a sustainable way. The quality of the fish served in the tacos at Harvest at the Park was fabulous.
On the drinks front there were make your own cocktails using Belvedere vodka with mixologists there to make sure your flavour combinations worked out alright and wines from the Sir Paz Estate.
To finish, things got hyper local with a dessert of liquid nitrogen ice-cream made from almond milk which was created to order. The ice-cream was drizzled with honey from the Park Hyatt’s own bees which live on the roof of the building and feast on the plants from the surrounding Treasury gardens.
I apologise for writing about a great event which is already over but pencil it in for next year and in the meantime you can check out all these producers when you eat at one of the Park Hyatt’s restaurants (my review of Radii is here).
Gourmet Chick was a guest of the Park Hyatt Melbourne at the event.
Details: Harvest at the Park, part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival at the Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Place, East Melbourne.
Damage: Reasonable. Tickets were $78 including all drinks and food. On this occasion I did not pay.