El Questro Homestead, The Kimberly Food & Wine Experiences
Discover the flavors of The Kimberly
Enjoy the best of the Kimberley’s abundant produce at El Questro Homestead. Executive Chef Alan Groom incorporates the freshest ingredients from the Ord River Valley into every meal. Wild saltwater Barramundi is given the tropical treatment with green mango and crunchy boab root. A perfect crispy skin duck is matched with wild rosella flower chutney. A lunch of Mangrove Jack with organic chickpea salad and garden herb salsa verde. Breakfast and morning tea featuring giant red paw paw and a myriad of ripe melons. Highly sort after local chia finds its way into freshly baked sough dough breads. Throughout the winter months, local organic farms come into their prime, filling the Homestead pantry with Mediterranean staples such as eggfruit, courgettes, crisp green beans and even heirloom tomatoes or spinach all beautifully suited to the Kimberley’s sunny, warm weather.
Table for 2 or 12
Under the night skies, a romantic table awaits you on a cliff top at El Questro Homestead, with a chorus of owls and frogs as your soundtrack, and crocodiles waiting silently for crumbs in the Chamberlain River below. Or sit with like-minded adventurers at the dinner party under the stars as the night time animal world comes to life to entertain guests with their nocturnal antics on the lush Homestead lawns. Not to be outdone by nature, Chef Alan Groom's dinner menus take the spotlight where premium ingredients add a luxe element to the proceedings. Western Australian beef and lamb, Coral Coast seafood and Margaret River and Great Southern wines feature prominently. Chef tailors the daily changing menu to suit personal preferences.
Dine in Nature
El Questro Wilderness Park is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Kimberley. Choose the 20 meter drop waterfall at Miri Miri or the more challenging hike amongst the Amaroo Falls. Either way you will be sure to have exclusive use as the only access to these magical locations is via your own private helicopter flight. Your pilot will take you through the river gorges and over the ranges, giving you a small taste of the nearly one million acres that comprises El Questro's extensive lease. Land near the waterfall, enjoy a walk through ancient palm forests and cool off with a refreshing swim in the spring fed pool. A well thought out picnic adds a surprise element to the trip as the carefully chosen fare represents the best ingredients of the day, served with Champagne to add to the indulgence.
Perhaps a little Road Food
One of the highlights of a stay at El Questro Homestead is the full circumnavigation of the iconic Cockburn Range that encompasses 55,000 hectares in the middle of the property. Led by one of the Homestead's charismatic and knowledgeable guides, The Big Day Out as it is affectionately known, is a day filled with ever changing landscapes, countless bird and animal sightings and the opportunity to drive across the dry salt pans that are inaccessible in the summer's green season. Out on these mud flats, lunch is served with an exacting attention for detail that seems an impossible contradiction to the harsh, unforgiving landscape. Not your everyday road food, lunch with the Cockburn Range as your backdrop is one of the best reasons to get off the beaten track.
Your Personal Chef for Your Holiday
Have every menu created to your own specifications, using your favorite ingredients and by our Executive Chef. This personalized service is yours when El Questro Homestead is "exclusively yours". With only 9 rooms, it is easy to gather a group of friends or extended family and enjoy the Homestead as your own private home, with your own private chef.