Back by popular demand, Executive Chef Brent Savage and Head Sommelier Nick Hildebrandt of the Bentley Group will return to One&Only Hayman Island this October for an unforgettable weekend of epicurean indulgence in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. They will take guests on a culinary ‘tour de force’, featuring highlights from their burgeoning restaurant empire, including Cirrus, the new sustainable seafood restaurant due to open at Barangaroo in September.
From 27-30 October, guests at One&Only Hayman Island will have the opportunity to experience the award-winning and innovative cuisine of Sydney’s Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Yellow, Monopole and now the new Cirrus, matched to the celebrated stable of Rathbone Wines, including Yering Station (Yarra Valley), Mount Langi Ghiran (The Grampians) and Xanadu (Margaret River). Seafood will be the hero of the weekend, with Brent Savage and One&Only Hayman Island’s team of talented chefs, showcasing dishes such as Charcoal Grilled Moreton Bay Bugs with Dill and Chilli, Snapper with Clams and Sea Herbs and Beef Tartare with Scallop Crisp, all sourced locally and sustainably.
The weekend commences on Thursday, 27 October with a welcome cocktail party overlooking the pool at Aquazure hosted by Nick Hildebrandt, Brent Savage and General Manager One&Only Hayman Island Scott Williams Here, guests will enjoy an array of innovative canapés, a Bentley cocktail on arrival and Rathbone Wines served throughout the evening. On Friday, 28 October, an indulgent five-course degustation dinner will be held with exceptional local produce prepared masterfully by Brent Savage, matched to wines chosen by Nick Hildebrandt from the Rathbone stable. Finally, on Saturday, 29 October, guests will enjoy a tantalising Seafood Buffet dinner at Pacific with paired wines from Rathbone, against the backdrop of the Coral Sea.
One&Only Hayman Island is Australia’s iconic private island resort and has established a new level of ultra-luxury in Australia, offering direct access to the Great Barrier Reef and an unsurpassed level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Diverse dining, extraordinary local produce and the sheer enjoyment of food are at the heart of the One&Only Hayman Island experience. With five different restaurants and bars, Australia’s finest on-island cellar and One&Only bespoke dining experiences, guests are spoilt for choice during their stay. One&Only Hayman Island is also the perfect location for guests to rejuvenate and unwind. One&Only Spa offers a range of services to rest, rebalance and renew the body, with signature treatments that capture the island’s restorative surrounds. One&Only Hayman Island offers a range of exhilarating activities specially tailored for the adventurous guest. Thrilling helicopter and seaplane tours, diving, snorkelling and fishing adventures are the gateway to the natural riches of the reef.
“We are delighted to welcome the visionary Brent Savage and one of Australia’s best sommeliers Nick Hildebrandt, back to One&Only Hayman Island to deliver a weekend of epicurean indulgence for our guests,” commented Scott Williams, General Manager, One&Only Hayman Island. “Seafood is paramount to the dining experience at One&Only Hayman Island and the menu and wine pairings prepared by Brent and Nick will ensure our guests are in for a real treat.”
“One&Only Hayman Island is the perfect backdrop to showcase the exceptional local produce and sustainably sourced seafood,” added Head Chef Brent Savage. “We are thrilled to return to the island and look forward to cooking for, and meeting the resort’s guests, who share our love for delicious food and exceptional wine.”
The Bentley Boys Return to Paradise Weekend at One&Only Hayman Island will take place from Thursday 27 October until Sunday 30 October and is priced from AU$1,600 per night for two guests; a minimum three-night stay applies. The package includes luxurious accommodation in a One-Bedroom Pool Suite, daily breakfast in Pacific overlooking the Coral Sea, a Welcome Cocktail event hosted by the Bentley Boys, Pacific Seafood Buffet dinner with matching wines from Rathbone Wines, Five-course Degustation Dinner with matching Rathbone Wines and use of the One&Only Fitness Centre, non-motorised watersports and selected resort activities*.