Western Australia: where nature rules the menu

Fancy trying indigenous Australian ingredients, sipping chardonnay and nibbling fresh seafood from WA, before heading to fine-dining restaurants and street-food markets in Singapore? With a dual-destination trip to WA and Singapore, you can enjoy all of the above…

When it comes to food and drink, Western Australia has a tempting menu. Perth is known for its rich food and wine culture, offering both fine dining and casual laneway eateries. Don’t miss Neil Perry’s temple to steak and seafood, Rockpool Bar & Grill, housed inside the Crown Perth. Signature dishes to try include the buttered lettuce salad, seared king shrimp with goat’s cheese tortellini, Glacier 51 toothfish and crème caramel.

Sample indigenous Australian flavors – marron with saltbush and native lime; Shark Bay saucer scallops with sesame cream, fennel and apple, or smoked kangaroo, perhaps – at Wildflower, the excellent restaurant housed in Como the Treasury hotel.

Spend some time in Perth’s arty Northbridge district, exploring the relaxed cafés and bars; Balthazar at the Alex Hotel has an inventive approach, plating up playful combinations such as lamb tartare with duck yolk and harissa, or duck breast with rhubarb and almond.

Beyond Perth, there’s scenic Margaret River, renowned for its wine and wonderful produce. One of Margaret’s local treasures is Vasse Felix, the region’s founding wine estate, which produces delicious cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and a restaurant that showcases indigenous and Asian flavors: beef with parsley root, plum, torpedo and xo, for example. Naturally, every plate is matched to a sensational wine.

Finally, make a trip to Carnarvon, on Australia’s Coral Coast, the southern gateway to Ningaloo Reef. This is WA’s fertile food bowl, famed for its banana plantations and other abundant produce, plus world-class fish and seafood. Visit local farms to buy just-plucked fruit and veg, and be sure to sample shrimp, scallops and crab at the local restaurants. Expect to be well fed and watered throughout your time in WA.

Get a taste for Singapore with Singapore Airlines…

Fly to Singapore and Western Australia with Singapore Airlines and you’ll get a taste of the city before you even arrive. Excellent food and wine are offered onboard, thanks to the airline’s International Culinary Panel of global chefs (and sommeliers). Take advantage of Singapore Airlines’ Book the Cook Service and order your meals up to 24 hours in advance of boarding your plane.

Whether you’re flying in Economy or Suites, get a taste of luxury by flying to Singapore and Western Australia with Singapore Airlines. The warmth and hospitality of the expert crew, the comfort of the cabins and more than 1,000 in-flight entertainment options (viewed on your personal screen, courtesy of KrisWorld) makes the flight feel like a holiday in itself. Additional perks include: extra space and legroom, comfy seats and headrests, all-inclusive food and drink options and up to two free checked bags.

Singapore Airlines also offer a host of on-the-ground extras, including free use of Singapore Airlines’ Hop-on Bus and a free city tour if you’re in transit at Changi Airport for more than five and a half hours.

Fly to Western Australia with Singapore Airlines

JFK to Perth from $1199*

IAH to Perth from $1199*

LAX to Perth from $1099*

SFO to Perth from $1099*

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*Terms and conditions apply. Fares are for all-in for round-trip economy class and premium economy class travel and include all taxes, fees, and carrier imposed surcharges. Sale period is from 23 Mar 2017 through 23 May 2017 and travel periods are 15 Apr 2017 through 15 Jun 2017 and from 10 Jul 2017 through 10 Dec 2017. $100 surcharge applies for travel from 10 July to 14 August 2017. These fares are based on lowest booking code inventory availability in economy class or premium economy class and may not be available on all travel dates. $100 surcharge for weekend (Fri/Sat) travel applies. Ticket is not refundable and date change is permitted with $250 fee plus fare difference.  Other terms and conditions apply, see singaporeair.com for full details.

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