The South West Edge is brimming with world-class produce. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best degustation and tasting menus in the region where you can sample the goods on the ultimate foodie adventure.
Foodies will have an absolute field day travelling through The South West Edge. Not only are there multiple pockets in the region producing top-notch wines (we’d recommend stopping in at Ferguson Valley, Margaret River, and Denmark), there are more breweries than you can count on two hands, tons of towns pumping out prime produce, and an insanely good lineup of restaurants at which you can sample all of the above. The best way to sink your teeth into what The South West Edge has to offer is by sitting down to a perfectly curated tasting menu. We’ve compiled a list of six of the most epic menus in the region, bound to leave your taste buds wanting to know even more about what’s available to indulge yourselves in The South West Edge.
Hackersley Estate, Ferguson Valley
Nestled into the rolling hills of the Ferguson Valley wine region, lunches at Hackersley Estate are as picturesque as they are tasty. Take a seat on the sunny, lakeside porch and enjoy dishes like mushroom and chicken with artichoke, pumpkin, kafir lime, and Pedro Ximinez, washed down with a glass or two of the estate’s very own Verdelho or Cabernet Merlot. Served up in a three-course set-menu style, the offering at Hackersley changes every eight weeks or so, which means you have the perfect excuse for repeat visits. The family-owned winery, run by Aaron and Adrie Devitt, is open from Thursday to Sunday for lunches only, so bookings are essential.
Market Eating House, Bunbury
If you’re looking for a fanciful (and plentiful) feast in Bunbury, you can’t go past the ‘feed me’ or ‘feed me more’ tasting menus at Market Eating House. The concept is simple: sit down, let the waitstaff know whether you want dessert or not, and let them take care of the rest. What comes next is an epic shared feast that features a healthy selection of head chef, Brenton Pyke’s, best Middle-Eastern-inspired dishes; think Persian dhal, Turkish lamb dumplings, and barbecue chicken with black garlic and nduja. If you opted in on dessert, keep your fingers crossed that their famous peanut butter parfait makes its way to your table.
Available only to bookings from Wednesday to Saturday evenings, you’ll have to get in early to ensure you don’t miss out on this decadent dinner.