Tickets are now on sale for the Feast at the Quarry, which will bring world-class fine dining experiences back to Wellington National Park on 14 and 15 October with support from the State Government.
Two events will be served up this year, after the sold-out Kaya Collie Quarry Dining Experience in 2022 demonstrated an appetite for future foodie offerings.
On Saturday, 14 October, The Quarry’s Table – A Fine Dining Experience will be held at The Quarry picnicking spot near Wellington Dam.
The elegant event will present a four course culinary journey of Japanese-fusion influence, with live music from Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys.
The festivities will continue on Sunday, 15 October with the Lunch at the Quarry Experience dishing up a cocktail-style event and musical line-up of Chaos & Harmony, Kate Hindle, and Scarlet’s Way.
Menus will be curated by accomplished London-based chef and restaurateur Scott Hallsworth, who hails from Collie. He is famed for having been a head chef at a Nobu restaurant in London, and is currently operating Asian fusion restaurant The Freak Scene.
In the lead-up to the Feast at the Quarry weekend, an online auction will be live with a number of prizes up for grabs, including a private dining experience with Hallsworth. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Telethon.
A total of $100,000 from the State Government’s Collie Futures Fund, through the South West Development Commission, is supporting the Shire of Collie to bring the Feast at the Quarry back to Collie over two years in 2023 and 2024.
The funding is part of a commitment to diversify Collie’s economy, part of which includes unlocking the tourism potential of the South West town by delivering new attractions and experiences that drive visitation and boost the local economy.
For more information or to book tickets to Feast at the Quarry, visit feastatthequarry.com
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Don Punch:
“It’s great to have events like Feast at the Quarry on the local events calendar, which encourage people to visit and enjoy the unique attractions in our regions.
“The flow-on benefits to the local community include increased tourism expenditure and promotion of the local area as a quality destination.
“There is plenty to do and see in Collie and the wider South West – and I encourage people intending on coming along to the feast to make the most of their time in the region.”
Comments attributed to Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns:
“This event offers another reason to visit Collie and enjoy everything this South West town has to offer – from the Wellington Dam Mural and walkway to enhanced adventure trail network.
“Guests who have spent the weekend enjoying this event and had a taste of Collie, will no doubt be inspired to make a return visit to this amazing tourism region.
“I am also excited about the fundraising component of this event, as part of wider efforts by the community to get behind Telethon.”