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Secret island dining experience inspired by the stars coming to Gastronomo

From the team who brought us the enchanted fig tree on Kangaroo Island, there’s a brand-new secret dining experience inspired by the stars and ancient cooking techniques. Here’s what we know.

Photo credit: Gastronomo; Duy Dash

Following the success of The Enchanted Fig Tree in Kangaroo Island, experience designers Gastronomo have today launched their new progressive dining event – The FEAST, Kangaroo Island.

The next instalment announced by the creative experience team on the buzzing tourist hot spot island draws inspiration from the stars, ancient cooking techniques and has a few stories to be told.

Hosted inside what Gastronomo says is a secret venue built by hand by early settlers from sugar gum trees corrugated island, The Feast will see guests surrounded by a sea of of flickering candlelight creating an ambience like no other.

Following ‘flood-lines’, the feast itself is inspired from the land and the sea combined as it’s cooked amongst fires and on coals to deliver authentic flavours, rich with the heritage of the culinary methods used to create them. 

The menu, as of now, is under construction by the esteemed island venue’s chef Stephanie Vass, who is currently trailing ideas and meeting with suppliers to draw inspiration for The Feast, of all feasts. 

While not much else is known about The Feast just yet, Gastronomo experiences are known to celebrate authenticity, with guests asked to “go dark” on social media, and not share pictures of events.

South Australia’s peak tourism body says the innovative event will raise South Australia’s profile as a highly competitive tourist destination, providing people with even more reason to book a trip down under. 

Shaun de Bruyn CEO of the Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) welcomes the new dining event from September to November 2021, stating that it will support local jobs and stimulate the state’s tourism economy, which is vital as we recover from COVID-19. 

“The Enchanted Fig Tree was a great success for our state and the prime reason why many visitors chose to book a trip to Kangaroo Island or extend their stay during its four-month season,” said Mr de Bruyn.

“Kangaroo Island is a unique destination recognised for its pristine wilderness and sensational local produce.

“The new dining experience will drive visitation following the traditional winter off-season and connect tourists to the Island’s vibrant spirit, complementing its world-class reputation.”

The philosophy behind Gastronomo is simple. Bespoke dining events that are designed to connect diners to the spirit and essence of a location through its local produce, story telling, a hint of theatre and a touch of the unexpected.

A sensorially immersive dining experience, The Feast by Gastronomo will be available for bookings across two weeks of each month from 16 September through the end of November and will be priced at $145 a head.

Book your ticket to Gastronomo’s secret dining event, The Feast, here.

Keep up with Gastronomo on Facebook for further details here.

Visit Gastronomo’s website to learn more about their dining experiences here.

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