Cool Climate Dinner Series featuring Pialligo Estate with Darren Perryman

Cool Climate Dinner Series featuring Pialligo Estate with Darren Perryman

Darren Perryman from Pialligo Estate in the Canberra region will host the final dinner of the Cool Climate Series reflecting seasonal produce available in the winter months. Enjoy a delicious 5 course menu matched perfectly with wines by Ravensworth, Murrumbateman.

Wednesday 29th August 2018
TIME: 6.00pm arrival for a 6.30pm sit-down
DINNER:   Enjoy 5 courses
COST: $149 per person

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Darren Perryman, Executive Chef at Pialligo Estate, quotes ‘cooking was in his DNA’. Inspired by his grandmother and aunt back in the north of England who were confectionary and pastry chefs, he grew up with the love of food all around him. Starting out as an apprentice in Canberra’s first ‘Nouvelle Cuisine’ Restaurant in the late 1980’s at Nobbs restaurant, Darren then moved to Sydney, where he then worked at the Triple-hatted, Restaurant FortyOne at Chifley Tower.From there he moved to 2-hatted restaurant Bel Mondo, as Sous Chef. Darren then returned home to Canberra and opened his own restaurant and won ‘Best Restaurant -National’ two years running, awarded by the Australian Hotels Association. After 13 years at the helm of his own operations, he became Exec.Chef at Telstra Tower for 3 years. His passion for food took on a new direction following a trip to Paris where he fell in love with bread.Upon his return home, Darren spent months reading about his new-found love. 6 months later he was making the best sourdough in Canberra as well as all of the classic French pastries from croissants to pain au chocolat, etc, after opening his own French Boulangerie, where people would queue for hours in the morning just for a loaf of his bread. Darren now has a new home at Pialligo Estate as the Executive Chef, where he is preparing exquisite dishes influenced by his passion for paddock to plate.


Just minutes from the Parliamentary triangle, acclaimed galleries and the CBD, Pialligo Estate is nestled in a private and peaceful setting, one of Canberra’s first working farm properties. The Estate incorporates the Garden Pavilions, an olive grove, vineyard, orchard, academy classes, market garden and an award-winning smokehouse. Their food is grown on-site or sourced from only the finest producers in the region and their multi award-winning Smokehouse products are incorporated to ensure an authentic Australian dining experience like no other.



Ravensworth vineyard is situated in the bosom of the Murrumbateman wine country, just a half hour north of this fine nation’s capital, Canberra, or Kanbra as they call it. Whilst technically not the centre of the universe, they think it’s a pretty neat place to grow grapes. The 2.6ha vineyard is managed loosely under organic principles, no herbicides or salt based fertilisers, fungicides recommended by organic growers.


Please note: Our Cool Climate Dinner Series is an adult only event. 

For bookings or more information, please contact Reservations on 02 6451 3000 or

A bus will be available from Jindabyne and Thredbo for this dinner. Alpine Charters will be taking bookings on 0414 400 378 or Bookings are essential for bus runs.

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