Impact Publications : MICEBTN-67-JUNE
Page 14 • MICEBTN - JUNE-AUGUST 2017 Toby Beaton, executive chef, darwin Convention Centre Weather in June - what can we expect? While the southern states are pulling on jumpers and sitting by their heaters, darwin is blessed with warm tropical weather all year around, but in June, we enjoy the dry season with gorgeous warm sunny days around 32 degrees and cooler nights with minimal humidity. It’s perfect for being outdoors. What’s the first thing I should do after checking in? A visit to darwin’s Waterfront is a great way to relax into the tropical darwin lifestyle. There’s a fantastic mix of restau- rants, cafés and bars with gorgeous views of the harbour. If you want to go for a swim, either ride the swell at the Wave Mytown... DARWIN NORTHERN TERRITORY lagoon or cool down in the free saltwater recreation lagoon with its sandy beach. The lush parkland is a perfect place to sit under a palm tree and read a book, catch up with friends or just enjoy the view. Where would you sug- gest friends meet for an intimate drink? Trader Bar is a fantas- tic new venue that encapsulates modern darwin. Inside an old darwin house, Trader Bar has an industrial vibe in the indoor bar and a relaxed atmosphere in the garden. It is perfect for business or having a drink with friends. stone House Wine Bar has an amazing range of Australian and international wines with incredible cheeses to match. There is also the Trailer Boat and sailing Club in Fannie Bay – all perfect settings for having a beer in the tropics What is the best place for lunch? Apart from dining at the darwin Conven- tion Centre, Chow restaurant at darwin Waterfront would be my choice for a relaxing lunch. You have the option of sitting outside or inside, menu of south East Asian flavours and fresh produce, plus good service and beverages. A great place to mingle with friends & family. Toby Beaton is a Darwin local who started his career at the Sheraton (now Hilton) in the CBD. He expanded his knowledge working in major cities and destinations around Australia and then internationally including Saudi Arabia and South Africa. When he returned to Darwin he became a casual chef at the Darwin Convention Centre when it first opened in 2008. Not long after the Centre opened, he was appointed sous chef and then was promoted to executive chef in 2015. Beaton’s passion for local, Top End produce and creative flair has ensured that the Centre is highly regarded in delivering world class food and beverages.