denmark | winter 2014

forest hill winery, denmark WA | table twenty eight

Last month, I escaped the city to spend a long weekend in one of my favourite holiday spots.

I’ve previously shared photos and anecdotes from my getaways to Denmark, which is nestled in an idyllic location between the coast, karri forest and vineyards at the bottom of Western Australia.

A trip down to Denmark is inevitably means indulging in the fantastic local produce on offer in the area – wines, cider and ports from the many vineyards; bounties of cheese from many dairy producers; and fresh-from-the-farm fruit and vegies.

One of the prerequisites for choosing our accommodation was a log-fire to curl up in front during the cool winter nights and after careful consideration of several options, we chose a lovely, cosy chalet about 10 minutes from the town centre with a fantastic view of Denmark’s valleys and coast beyond.

Our little patch of holiday bliss also ended up being next door to the renowned restaurant where I’d booked lunch on our second day.

Forest Hill Winery is home to Pepper and Salt Restaurant, the superb establishment run by Chef Silas Masih and his wife Angela.  The menu is a fusion of locally sourced produce combined with Silas’ love of spices and his Fijian-Indian heritage. It is quite honestly one of the most memorable fine-dining experiences I’ve ever had – and I’ve eaten a lot in my time.

Pair that with a stunning view and you’ve got a match made in heaven.  Next year my best friends S and V are getting married at Forest Hill, with the reception at Pepper and Salt – which is why I was so eager to visit and see what was in store for us.  Needless to say, I have no doubt it will be a truly wonderful and unforgettable event…


a denmark tradition | breakfast at the bibbulmun café

fruit & nut breakfast bread, bibbulmun cafe, denmark WA | table twenty eight

bacon & egg sandwich, bibbulmun cafe, denmark WA | table twenty eight


our accommodation | karma chalets

karma chalets, denmark WA | table twenty eight


views of singlefile winery

singlefile winery, denmark WA | table twenty eightsinglefile winery, denmark WA | table twenty eight

singlefile winery, denmark WA | table twenty eightsinglefile winery, denmark WA | table twenty eight


driving on denmark’s rally-worthy roads

country road, denmark WA | table twenty eight


views of rickety gate winery

rickety gate vineyard, denmark WA | table twenty eight

rickety gate vineyard, denmark WA | table twenty eight

rickety gate vineyard, denmark WA | table twenty eight


pepper & salt restaurant | the view of karma chalets from the restaurant balcony

karma chalets, denmark WA | table twenty eight


views of forest hill winery

denmark weekend, june 022forest fungi, denmark WA | table twenty eight

forest hill winery, denmark WA | table twenty eight


pepper & salt restaurant | soft shell crab with lemon myrtle salt & ginger tamarind sauce

soft shell crab with lemon myrtle salt & ginger tamarind sauce at pepper & salt restaurant, denmark WA | table twenty eight


pepper & salt restaurant | plantagenet beef eye-fillet with beetroot chutney & sticky pan jus

plantagenet beef eye-fillet with beetroot chutney & sticky pan jus at pepper & salt restaurant, denmark WA | table twenty eight


pepper & salt restaurant | poached quince, rhubarb & bircher muesli crumble with chilli orange ice cream

poached quince, rhubarb & bircher muesli crumble with chilli orange ice cream at pepper & salt restaurant, denmark WA | table twenty eight


pepper & salt restaurant | kaffir lime & cardamom arancini with passionfruit curd & lychee sorbet

kaffir lime & cardamom arancini with passionfruit curd & lychee sorbet at pepper & salt restaurant, denmark WA | table twenty eight

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6 responses to “denmark | winter 2014

  • thegardendeli

    When I read the title of your post, I thought it was describing a visit to Denmark the country… but then a winter visit for 2014 would have involved time travel too. I just wish that your Denmark was as close to us as the country… your photos make me want to visit straight away.

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  • Anjanee Szczupak

    Beautiful pictures! I just love wine regions and the soft shell crab looks especially delicious!

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  • Edward

    I love the photo of the tree with the peafowl roosting in the branches. As always beautiful and evocative photos, I’d love to visit in winter with the water and lush greenery, but I find I’m getting too wimpy with age. . . I think I’ll wait till summer!

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  • frickinjess

    That food looks great! What did you think of Karma chalets? My friend got married at Singlefile winery earlier in the year and we stayed in the chalets the night before the wedding. It was a really pretty setting for the getting ready photos but the owners were quite rude to our group, they treated us like they expected us to be a horrible leavers group or something, it was strange.

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    • angelica | table twenty eight

      That’s a real shame, because we had a wonderful stay and found the owners to be lovely. We even decided to stay an extra night than originally planned and they honoured our package discount for the additional night. I would definitely recommend it so it’s unfortunate you didn’t have the same experience…

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