news
Thought Leadership Hub
The ACF
- audite, cogitare, facite promises to listen, think and do.
Beautiful Art
3 Hidden Cultural Yards
in Lithuania’s Top Cities.
future development
Hybrid+,
a new approach to meeting experiences launched by Göteborg & Co.
Hotel news
Scandic Hotels reports strong results
and cash flow for third quarter 2021.
business intelligence
China might reopen border
if vaccination target reached by early 2022: CDC chief.
Kellerman
Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion Will Show How Far We Have Come
Roger Kellerman on mindsets and skillsets for thriving while society and nature regenerate.
Rethink
New Rules of Engagement
A new tact is required: Here is how we think the return of face-to-face live events will look.
Destination Planning
Evolving the Role of Convention Bureaus
Staying relevant in a rapidly changing marketplace as well as in your respective destination.
Research
Business Event Management of the Future
Many associations were ready to pivot and move their events online.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Darwin Convention Centre launches indigenous inspired menu

The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region. The Darwin Convention Centre’s Seven Seasons menu is a culinary journey inspired by the Gulumoerrgin (Larrakia) Seasons.

The Seven Seasons 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.

Toby Beaton, Executive Chef Darwin Convention Centre, has developed a 7-course degustation and 3-course banquet menu that combines local fresh produce and traditional indigenous food.

“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.”

“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” Beaton said.

In a Convention Centre first, the Seven Seasons journey is beyond Aboriginal food, it 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.

“We wanted to provide our clients the opportunity to integrate the Seven Seasons menu into their event on varying levels” said Peter Savoff, General Manager Darwin Convention Centre.

“Event Planners can chose just the menu, or add on the production elements to give a deeper experience to their delegates. The menu also works perfectly with an awards night or gala dinner” added Savoff.

Stephanie Ong from Faces of Asia had the opportunity to experience the Seven Seasons dinner on a recent famil and was impressed.

“The thought behind the dinner at the Darwin Convention Centre was great,” said Ong. “The effect was really something for a special events planner to see – I was in awe! The Seven Seasons dinner was truly a multi-sensory journey!”

Roque Lee, Larrakia Elder explains that is important that we understand the Gulumoerrgin Seasons because of survival. “You may find yourself in a situation where you need to know what plants and berries you can eat at certain times of the year, or when it is time to gather geese eggs.”

Lee continued “Teaching the next generation, and non-Aboriginals, about the Seasons will educate people on looking after the land and understanding that all the plants and seasons each have their own special purpose.”

“I am very excited to see our traditional food being used in modern cuisine and being able to share the Larrakia culture with people from all over the world” said Lee.

After experiencing Seven Seasons, guests will leave with a fuller appreciation of the deep connection the Larrakia people have for the land on which the Darwin Convention Centre stands.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About AEG Ogden

AEG Ogden is part of AEG Facilities of the United States, a division of AEG, the world’s leading sports and entertainment company.

AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East, including Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cairns Convention Centre, Te Pae Christchurch (opening 2020), Darwin Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (Muscat), and ICC Sydney; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; and arenas in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, and Dubai. AEG Ogden is also progressing the new Brisbane Live arena and entertainment precinct. More information aegogden.com