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Food and Wine

Changing daily, our five-course degustation menu celebrates the best of seasonal New Zealand produce, with a focus on the finest local ingredients.

Our cuisine showcases New Zealand’s finest, fresh produce sourced from bespoke local purveyors. Dinner includes a daily changing five-course degustation menu cooked with passion, precision and flare. Chefs focus on respecting both producer and ingredients in delivering cuisine to excite the palate.



During a career spanning 25 years, executive Chef Mark Sycamore has gained experience in a wide range of establishments from traditional English pubs, up market cafes to famed restaurants such as Gary Danko and Gordon Ramsay’s.

Award winning local Chefs Jo Clarke and Dan Reynolds complement Mark in the kitchen, leading a talented brigade of professionals committed to delivering dining excellence at every sitting.

“Our philosophy is to utilise bright, vivid colours in dish presentation, deliver crisp, fresh, clean flavours and textural contrasts – soft, chewy, crunchy, firm, crisp. Contemporary in style, we loosely define our flavour of Cuisine as – ‘Euro Pacific’ – tamarind, curry, sumac, dukkah, chilli, cardamom, lemongrass, ginger, miso, lime, ponzu, pink pepper all feature often in our cooking alongside traditional European ingredients and techniques.”

Cocktails and canapes introduce the dining experience each evening. Summer and Autumns long warm evenings lend themselves to dining out on the Grand Terrace, framed by spectacular Mountain and Lake views, whilst the Dining Room with crackling open fire proves popular when cool.

Intimate dining spaces including the Wine Cave, Tasting Room and Outside Fireplace are superb for the romantic.

 

WINE SELECTION

Starting with Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand has carved out a place on the world wine stage. Sauvignon Blanc, with its uniquely herbaceous quality, has established New Zealand as a premium wine growing and producing country. More recently, Pinot Noir has taken its place alongside Sauvignon Blanc as a world class wine, ranking with top quality Burgundies from France. Being in the Otago region, we particularly focus on Central Otago and the outstanding Pinot Noirs that have made Central Otago famous. Recognizing that we have guests who seek some of the world’s finest wines, we have also selected wines from some of the great chateaus of Bordeaux, with focus on the exceptionally rated vintages of 1995/2000/2005, generally considered 3 of the highest rated vintages of the last 30 years.

★★★★★

Exceptional by all standards

My husband and I were enthralled by the location, accommodations and extraordinary staff. We arrived in a sunny November day where we greeted by friendly warm staff who showed us to a sumptuous suite. Dining....amazing. If you can stay here, you must!

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