Indigenous dining experience Tali Wiru opens for 2023 season at Ayers Rock Resort
1 April 2023
Ayers Rock Resort's exclusive Indigenous experience Tali Wiru, meaning beautiful dune in local Pitjantjatjara, has opened for its 2023 season.
This premium dining event is highly sought after by guests who are looking for a deeper cultural experience. It caters for only 20 diners in an intimate dune-top setting overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta and is operated exclusively by a dedicated Indigenous food and beverage team.
On arrival, Tali Wiru guests are served champagne and canapés while watching the sun set over Uluru, with sounds of a didgeridoo as the musical backdrop. During this time there is a discussion and tasting of native ingredients that feature on the evening's menu.
As night falls guests enjoy a four-course table d'hôte menu featuring creative uses of native ingredients sourced from across the country, including Quandongs from Alice Springs, Desert Lime and Saltbush from South Australia. Other ingredients featured include Desert Oak pods, similar to those found in the dunes around Tali Wiru, Pickled Muntries, and Wattle Seed traditionally used in desserts and baking.
In 2023, the menu showcases canapés such as Kangaroo Fillet with native dukkah and bush tomato crumble; Moreton Bay Bug with seasonal leaves, wattle seed, ice plant and wasabi; Aubergine Pate with Davidson Plum pearl and wattleseed lavosh.
Entreés include Japanese Scallops served with pickled muntries, samphire, saltbush, quandong and rosella crumb; South Australian Venison Loin with Green Ant Gin infused fennel, Kakadu plum compote, caramelised Davidson plum and creamy cauliflower; and Black Mushroom Risotto.
Mains include Wagyu Beef Fillet with warrigal greens; Glacier 51 Toothfish with sea grapes, edamame and desert oak; and Aubergine Confit with eggplant miso, aniseed myrtle figs, seablite, lemon myrtle vegan feta and bush grain.
To finish, desserts such as Chocolate Delice with quandong and blackberry compote, vanilla fairy floss and native gelato, as well as Desert Honey and Kakadu Plum Mousse sit alongside a Farmhouse Cheese platter with Granny Smith apple and quandong compote, truffle bush honey and wattleseed lavosh.
Tali Wiru runs daily from 1 April, 2023 through mid-October and is limited to just 20 guests per evening. Priced at $420 per person, the five-hour experience is fully inclusive of return hotel transport, table d'hôte menu, matched wines and enterainment.
For further information, visit: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/experiences/tali-wiru
About Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia:
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) established to undertake tourism business on its behalf. Voyages offers unique experiences and cultural immersion in spectacular locations around Australia including Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory and the Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre in Tropical North Queensland. Voyages works closely with local communities, respecting and supporting Indigenous culture and offering employment, training and business development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Profits from all business activities are re-invested in the Indigenous and resort experiences and through the various training and development programs in place around Australia.
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