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Beach House Tidings

Edition One | Spring 2009

Welcome to the first seasonal Edition of Beach House Tidings offering news, seasonal recipes and latest specials and packages from The Beach House at Bayside in Albany Western Australia.

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Christmas as the Beach House at Bayside

"Beach House"
Christmas Treats

Seasonal Produce and Recipes

Seasonal
Produce & Recipes

What's News at the Beach House at Bayside?

Launch of New
Accommodation Packages

Launch of our New Accommodation Packages

What's News at
"The Beach House"?

 

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Beach House Christmas Treats

With only three months until Christmas, the well loved kitchen at The Beach House is sharing the warm and sweet aromas of fruit, spice and all things nice as Festive Season preparations commence.

Even if you can't be with us for Christmas, why not share a little taste of the Beach House with your family and friends this year with our Traditional Rich Christmas Cake or Australian Style Christmas Pudding.

Janet's Traditional Christmas Cake recipe is generous in luscious fruit with a good dash of brandy and love!

We've moved on from the old fashioned Boiled Pudding to a less "guilty" Australian version filled with mounds of macadamias and spices and sweetened by masses of plump fruit.

Christmas Cakes and PuddingsBoth come in a variety of sizes and are simply packaged with Christmas cheer.

Order form is attached (click here to open order form) and we are pleased to package and add cards to your purchase should you wish to

 

send directly to a friend or business associate as a unique Christmas Gift.

Of course - just call (08 9844 8844) or e-mail (luxury@thebeachhouseatbayside.com.au ) if you have any questions or need assistance with your order.

Launch of New Accommodation Packages

After a wonderful response to our Winter Getaway and Winter Warmer Packages over the last few months, we are pleased to announce the release of a range of accommodation packages which bundle all your favourite offerings from The Beach House at Bayside with other local highlights to create a ready made memorable getaway for couples and groups. ? ** see below

Packages for Two

 

 

 

 

Great Southern Galloping Gourmet
Albany from the Top
Grand Golfers Getaway
Regional Romance Package
Packages for More
Girls and Guys Getaway
Family & Friends Getaway

Packages for Two

Great Southern Galloping Gourmet

For those who appreciate the fine feasts in life. Indulge in the best regional produce the fresh clean air of the Great Southern creates.

Enjoy three nights accommodation in your choice of Beach House accommodation plus:

  • Delectable gourmet Beach House breakfast each morning
  • Homemade afternoon tea delivered to your room daily
  • Complimentary Wignall's Port and chocolates each evening
  • Delicious "Beach House" seafood or antipasto platter on one evening served in your room or by the fire
  • Bottle of highly praised Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling to enjoy with your in-house dinner, or at any time over your gourmet weekend
  • Degustation dinner at acclaimed Wild Duck Restaurant on one evening with complimentary transfers to and from Restaurant
  • Long and luscious degustation lunch at the renown Greenpool Restaurant at Forest Hill Winery in Denmark - just 30 minutes from Albany
  • Visit Albany's award winning Saturday Farmers Market and / or Sundays Boatshed markets showcasing the best of local meats, fish, cheeses, fruits and vegetables - we'll store and package up your produce for safe travelling home.

Main House Rooms: $390 per room per night
Colonnade King Spa: $436 per room per night
Garden Suite: $470 per room per night

Albany "From the Top" Package

Perhaps you are short on time but want to see the most and the best that Albany has to offer?

Enjoy two nights accommodation in your choice of Beach House accommodation plus:
  • Delectable gourmet Beach House breakfast each morning
  • Homemade afternoon tea delivered to your room daily
  • Complimentary Wignall's Port and chocolates each evening
  • 15 - minute scenic helicopter flight for two people taking in the local wonders including King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour, Albany Wind Farm and The Gap and Natural Bridge.
  • Degustation dinner at acclaimed Wild Duck Restaurant on your chosen evening - complimentary transfers to and from the Restaurant

Main House Rooms: $470 per room per night
Colonnade King Spa: $515 per room per night
Garden Suite: $548 per room per night

Grand Golfers Getaway

Enjoy a drive... chip... putt? The Beach House at Bayside is located just 150m from Albany's renown Golf Links so swing in and make a sporting weekend of it.

Enjoy two nights accommodation in your choice of Beach House accommodation plus:
  • Delectable gourmet Beach House breakfast each morning
  • Homemade afternoon tea delivered to your room daily
  • Complimentary Wignall's Port and chocolates each evening
  • 18 holes of Golf at Albany Golf Links for two people
  • Buggy hire
  • Beach House Golf snack pack - refreshments for two to help keep your swing in best form!

Don't have your own clubs? You can have complimentary use of the Beach House clubs, or club hire can be arranged at the Albany Golf Club (at additional cost).

Main House Rooms: $295 per room per night
Colonnade King Spa: $342 per room per night
Garden Suite: $375 per room per night

Regional Romance Package

Enjoy the beauty of Albany and surrounds along with the romance of some quiet and luxurious "you" time with your Someone Special.

Two nights accommodation in luxurious Colonnade King Spa room plus:

  • Kick off the weekend with chilled sparkling wine on arrival
  • Delectable gourmet Beach House breakfast each morning
  • Homemade afternoon tea delivered to your room daily
  • Complimentary Wignall's Port and chocolates each evening
  • Two one-hour in-room massages from Zenzara Beauty services and enjoy a relaxing in-room spa while you and your partner alternate for soothing one-hour massages in the privacy of your own room.
  • Antipasto dinner platter served to your room for a romantic night in
  • Choose from a great range or romance, drama or comedy DVDs from our DVD library

Colonnade King Spa: $400 per room per night

Packages for More

Family and Friends Celebration Weekend

Anniversary? Special birthday? Pre-wedding weekend?

The Beach House at Bayside's boutique style is ideal for a small group getaway - providing guests with independence and privacy in their own rooms while offering luxurious lounge and bright dining areas for group get togethers. Why not make the Beach House at Bayside your home-away-from-home for your special group celebration?

Book four or more rooms for two or more nights and receive the following extras for your group:

  • Complimentary bottle of Wignalls Cabernet Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc for each room
  • Delectable gourmet Beach House breakfast each morning
  • Homemade afternoon tea delivered to your rooms daily or served to your group in guest lounge
  • Complimentary Wignall's Port and chocolates each evening
  • Long table celebration dinner Beach House style on one evening

Main House Rooms: $293 per room per night
Colonnade King Spa: $339 per room per night
Garden Suite: $372 per room per night

Guys and Girls Getaway

Sharing a weekend away with friends? Why not combine the romance of a weekend away with your partner, with the fun of some bonding time with the other girls or guys?

Book two or more rooms for two nights in your choice of Beach House accommodation:

  • Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival (per room)
  • Delectable gourmet Beach House breakfast each morning
  • Homemade afternoon tea delivered to your rooms daily or served to your group in guest lounge
  • Complimentary Wignall's Port and chocolates each evening
  • Afternoon activities:
    Girls - group pampering session - enjoy your afternoon tea and great coffee (or a glass of wine and savoury nibbles if your prefer) over in-house mini-manicures and pedicures from Zenzara beauty service
    Guys - 18 holes of golf with motorized golf cart at beautiful Albany Golf links course - just 150m from your room.

Main House Rooms: $317 per room per night
Colonnade King Spa: $363 per room per night
Garden Suite: $396 per room per night

(** Please note all inclusions provided by third parties are subject to availability at time of booking.)

What's News at "The Beach House"?

Albany Chamber of Commerce and Indusrty Awards 2009

We are pleased to announce The Beach House at Bayside is the 2009 recipient of the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) City of Albany award for Tourism. We had a very successful evening and were also awarded "Runner Up" in the Wignalls Micro Business Award for Businesses with 1-5 employees.

New Televisions

New larger flat screen TVs have just been installed into our Colonnade Rooms and Garden Suite so now you can enjoy your quiet time with a DVD from the library all the more.

Enhancements for our Corporate Guests

Those of you who stay with us on business will be pleased to hear new comfortable desk chairs have been added to our Main House Rooms, Garden Suite and Downstairs Colonnade Rooms. We now also have a "handy office" box for your use while you are with us - just let us know if you need access to office supplies and we'll pop in your room prior to your arrival.

Seasonal Produce & Recipes

With the ever increasing interest in the food and wine arena we have recently launched the "Great Southern Galloping Gourmet Package" - the ultimate weekend package for those wishing to experience the best food and wine experiences our region has to offer (see launch of New Accommodation Packages). The package includes us packaging all your purchases from the local markets to take home with you - we'd love the Great Southern food experience to last you all week when you return home!

We're always thrilled to receive the many requests we get for recipes and tips on the local produce or any of our menu items. With rhubard, asparaugus and citrus fruits all on the fresh produce list at this time of year, we hope you will enjoy the following recipes and tips.

Asparagus

Asparagus comes in three varieties - Green (which we use at the Beach House), White and Purple. According to the Australian Asparagus Council.. "most green asparagus is ready-to-go. However, if the base of the stalk is tough, simply run a knife along the stalk until it meets less resistance, then cut the end off at this point. Or simply snap off the coarse ends with your forefinger and thumb".

"The Beach House" supply of asparagus - used in Keith's ever popular poached egg breakfast dish - is from Torbay Asparagus & Rasberries at Albany's Award Winning Farmer's Market. The season may be short, but the product is incomparable to the imported asparagus available in the supermarket year round.

To use your asparagus with Keith's poached egg dish ...

  • Simply poach your freshest of fresh eggs to your liking
  • Add asparugus to your paching pan and blanch for 2-3 minutes
  • Rest asparagus spears between your eggs and top with crispy proscuitto, and add a dash of melted butter emulsified with balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.

About Torbay Asparagus & Rasberries
Phillip and Sheelagh Marshall were dairy farmers in UK before coming to Australia in 1970. They started farming in the Torbay region, near Albany, in early 1971 with beef cattle.

They planted asparagus in 1972 and were amongst the first commercial growers of asparagus in WA, starting to pick in 1974. They helped establish the WA Asparagus Growers' Association in 1986, to assist other growers in the region.

They have grown a huge number of different vegetables, fruits and wild flowers over the years, whilst still keeping the beef herd. They are also still growing sweetcorn which began in 1978, as well as raspberries, boysenberries, silvanberries and loganberries, which began in 1993. Founding members of the Albany Farmers Market, they bring produce to the market every week during the growing seasons.


Lemons

Janet's Luscious Lemon Friands

300g icing sugar
60g plain flour
225mls egg whites
185 g ground almonds
200g butter melted
1/4 cup flaked almonds
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon

Method

  • Pre heat oven 180 degrees Celcius
  • Grease 12 x friande tin with melted butter (or spray cooking oil)
  • Combine icing sugar, ground almonds, flour and lemon zest
  • Add melted butter, egg whites - (unwhisked) and lemon juice
  • Mix gently until evenly combined (we mix gently with a hand whisk)
  • Note: texture of the mixture is quiet lumpy and slippery - this is just right!
  • Spoon mixture into tins - about 5/6 full
  • Sprinkle flaked almonds on top
  • Bake for 25-30 mins or until skewer comes out clean
  • Cool for 15 mins and gently turn out of tins - do not let completely cool in tins or friands are difficult to remove and can break up as quite delicate
  • Cool completely and serve dusted with icing sugar
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