Longitude 131 Food & Wine Experiences
Dine outdoors with an unforgettable outback-themed dinner and discover the wonders of the southern night sky. As darkness falls, an elegant 4-course dinner harnessing premium produce and a delicate balance of flavors is served with matched Australian wines. In the cool season, a warm fire sparks under the spectacular night sky. Indigenous performers mesmerize with the movement and songs of their ancient culture and after dinner, Longitude’s resident astronomer regales guests with tales of the Southerly constellations.
Bush Tucker Tour
Discover the importance of traditional bush food to the people of Central Australia with a bush tucker tour guided by an Aboriginal host. You will walk through country and learn how the local people lived in such a hot desert climate surviving on a variety of bush plants and animals. Taste a selection of the bush foods such as Honey Ants, Quandongs, bush tomatoes and maybe a witchetty grub. Prepare some ingredients traditionally and have the opportunity to talk with your Aboriginal host about desert life. Return to the Dune House to experience the land to table parallel, with ingredients showcased in the evening dinner menu.
Lunch atop Mount Connor
Often mistaken for Uluru, Mount Connor is considered to be the third major rock formation in the region. Located 100 kilometers east of Uluru, the best way to travel is by air. Take to the skies in a helicopter for an exhilarating journey over the desert, landing on top of the impressive outback peak for lunch. Absorb the astounding views, the unique perspective of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the vast cattle station holdings of Curtain Springs whilst dining on gourmet fare and sipping premium wines atop this desert giant.
The romance of the outback is palpable. For those seeking something more, private dining atop the dune top or poolside is a special experience to be savored. Dine alfresco in a timeless, elegant desert setting, enjoying sumptuous outback fare, complemented with matched wines, overlooking a view that is exclusively yours.
Chef de cuisine at Longitude 131° Seona McBurney often rambles across the desert landscape. ’I get a lot of visual input from the desert, which comes through in plate presentation and colors,’ Seona says. Her light and elegant style of cuisine is founded on a love of the desert, a passion for premium Australian produce, creating a strong ‘sense of place’ and working with a diverse range of people and suppliers with the aim to create mutually beneficial relationships. Join Seona in the kitchen to learn how she incorporates the local ingredients and stories from the Anangu Dreaming into her dishes. Learn the recipe to her outback inspired dukkah, quandong jam and lodge-made bread with ground native grass seeds. Plenty of opportunity for tastings, of course!