The people’s paradise, Rottnest Island will become a foodie’s paradise when celebrity chef Matt Moran and WA’s own Brendan Pratt join forces for A Table Somewhere — two long table dinners or a total of 400 diners on the sand at idyllic Parakeet Bay. The inaugural dining experience hitting Wadjemup on March 22 and 23 next year is the brainchild of the Project3 team behind similar events on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Geraldton for the Shore Leave festival and Broome’s Cable Beach for Shinju Matsuri. Project3 director Claire Brand said A Table Somewhere was about people sharing the simple joys of the great outdoors, food and company. While she hoped the dinner would become an annual soiree on Rottnest, the organisers planned to hold the event in stunning locations throughout WA. “A Table Somewhere will showcase quality locations and regional produce in equal measure,” Ms Brand said. “Our settings will be unusual and inspiring. “The incredible chefs we’re working with have an enviable ingredient list to work with — from scallops, lobsters, octopus, prawns — to an abundance of natural produce and botanicals, a seat at this table is going to be a once in a lifetime dining experience.” Formerly head chef at Vasse Felix before joining the Parker Group as creative culinary director, Pratt has been consulting with Noongar elder Walter McGuire to prepare for A Table Somewhere. An expert chef with seafood, Pratt also hopes McGuire will teach him how to cook kangaroo tail for the dinners. “For me dining events like this are all about pairing quality fresh ingredients in an interesting way to provide a unique authentic local experience for everyone,” he said. “I want to really showcase the produce from the Fremantle area and highlight the diversity of ingredients available.” Pratt helmed the Abrolhos Long Table Lunch at this year’s Shore Leave event and also helped Moran with his Mid West Paddock to Plate dinner at the same foodie festival. When he was just starting out as a professional chef, Pratt was given one of Moran’s cooking books as a present. He said one of his friends wrote inside that he hoped Pratt would one day get to cook with the Sydney-based master chef. Tamworth-born Moran said he looked forward to returning to WA. “The diversity and quality of produce you have over there really excites and inspires me,” he said. “Brendan’s a real WA talent and I’m excited to work with him on this unique new dining event.” The beach feast will cost diners $895 all-inclusive per person with 400 diners expected across the two days. Tickets go on sale on December 8 from a tablesomewhere.com.au and include return ferry services, buses to Parakeet Bay and beverages from Vasse Felix wines, Beyond Distilling and Dingo Brewery. Ms Brand said that the event was receiving no financial support from Tourism WA, despite showcasing “the very best WA has to offer”.