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Private Chef in QueenstownTue, 14 April 2015

  • Private Chef in Queenstown - Autumn fruits @ The Lodge, Arrowtown

    Autumn fruits @ The Lodge, Arrowtown  

It's that time of year again when the hillsides look like they're on fire as leaves change from green to red to yellow. Arrowtown is having its Autumn festival right now and that is the place to be, absolutely stunning! However in Queenstown Arrowtown and Wanaka at the moment outside its currently snowing and has been for 2 days straight, has winter come early? Probably not, but its great to see the seasons battle against each other!

Our exclusive Queenstown private chef Autumn menu is now available with options of less formal shared platters, ideal for families or choose an entrée, main and dessert, perhaps starting with some of our innovative canapés or our 6 course degustation full of molecular gastronomy to impress your guests. We can arrange any beverages for food and wine pairing from Gibbston Valley or provide your own favourites.

Sample Menu:

Amuse bouche

Manuka smoked salmon w fresh feijoas, watercress, preserved lemon, wild flowers Peregrine Pinot Gris 2012

Sous vide Southland venison loin, cauliflower & truffle puree, beetroot textures, duck fat potatoes, grilled aubergine Gibbston Valley Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Palate cleanser

Valrhona chocolate fondant, roasted stone fruit couli, white chocolate powder, hokey pokey, pistachio tuile Akarua Alchemy Ice 2013

John.

sydney boundFri, 10 April 2015

A well deserved Easter break nearing the end of another very busy summer of weddings in Queenstown and Wanaka took us over to Sydney, where we indulged ourselves in some fantastic eateries, top picks were The Lodge Wine Bar in Balmain and MoVida in Surry Hills and we can never go past Messina for gelato, we both had salted caramel with raspberry puree and chunks of hokey pokey YUM!

I always seem to come home with some sort of culinary treasures, this time it was a few sets of plates for private dining and some platters for our larger events and of course a cook book. As always, while Debs shops I find a nice cosy spot in Dymocks in the cooking isle undisturbed for hours!

Sydneys a town full of inspiration and surprise and a leader in gastronomy, thanks for the visit, see you next time 👍

John.