Bush Tucker Trail
Ayers Rock Resort are delighted to announce a new Bush Tucker Trail that will take guests on a journey of Indigenous flavour discovery as they try signature dishes incorporating bush ingredients at every restaurant throughout the Resort.
As of April 1st 2015 guests will be able to experience flavours such as Lemon Myrtle, Kakadu Plum, Bush Tomato, Quandong and Wattleseed in a range of menu items designed to highlight these unique Australian flavours.
“By adding ingredients that have been used in Indigenous cuisine for thousands of years, our team of Executive Chefs joined forces to create a selection of contemporary dishes infused with Indigenous flavours,” said Ray Stone, Voyages Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution.Dishes include:
- Braised Pork Belly Sliders, Kakadu plum chili sauce, cucumber and macadamia nut salad
- Outback Pizza, Smoked kangaroo, emu strips, mushroom, onion, roast red pepper, bush tomato
- Grilled Crocodile, Crocodile Tail dusted with bush dukkha served with spinach salad and lemon myrtle and mango dressing
- Kangaroo Mignon, Grilled Kangaroo Mignon with mountain pepper, seasonal vegetables, potato gallette and bush tomato jus
In addition to menu items a range of Bush Tucker cocktails have been developed by Ayers Rock Resort’s Mixologist Ty Bennett, available at each hotel throughout the Resort. These include a Lemon Myrtle Martini, a Quandong Capriocsa and Native Mint and Desert Lime Mojito.
Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said that Indigenous experiences and food and wine were key components of Australia’s international tourism offering.“Our Restaurant Australia campaign is all about people, produce and place and Ayers Rock Resort certainly seems to have ticked all those boxes with their latest Indigenous tourism experience,” he said.
Currently, 14 per cent of international visitors to Australia participate in an Aboriginal cultural experience during their visit, worth $5.6 billion annually, a figure which Tourism Australia hopes to grow through the promotion of the country’s Indigenous tourism experiences.
“Guests at Ayers Rock Resort currently enjoy an extensive range of Indigenous experiences and by offering guests the opportunity to indulge in the flavours of the Australian Bush we can now offer our guests the chance to immerse themselves even further in Indigenous culture,” said Ray.