The Darwin Convention Centre launched a Seven Seasons menu, designed as a culinary journey inspired by the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) Seasons. The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the region. The menu provides guests the opportunity to experience the dramatic changes of the Gulumoerrgin seasons and the corresponding impact these changes have on the sights, sounds, landscape and natural habitat.
“When developing the menu, we didn’t just look at the ingredients. We looked at the history of the food, how it was gathered, how it was prepared and how it was cooked.” Toby Beaton, Executive Chef Darwin Convention Centre, said. “We have provided guests the opportunity to be part of a journey that has been evolving for over thousands of years. The menu is not only about the taste, smell and look of the food, it is about understanding the local land and how Aboriginal people have used the ingredients available to them.”
The Seven Seasons also includes a visual and sound experience, creating a full sensory culture immersion. Audio and visual packages accompany each course giving delegates a deeper experience and understanding of the Gulumoerrgin Seasons, the distinctive weather patterns, changes in plant and animal activity, each with their own special purpose.