WELLINGTON ON A PLATE IN THE WAIRARAPA - 10-26TH AUGUST 2018

MARTINBOROUGH

French Cuisine 101

UNION SQUARE BISTRO & BAR

Visit the historic Martinborough Hotel for a French-inspired masterclass. Using Wairarapa produce, Chef Paul Dicken will demonstrate cooking techniques to amplify your French cooking at home, then be treated to a three-course lunch & glass of wine.

PRICE:  $90

WHEN:  Sun 12, Sun 19 & Sun 26 Aug, 12pm–3pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Can cater to: DF, GF, NF

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  info@unionsquare.co.nz

Luxury Truffle Degustation

UNION SQUARE BISTRO & BAR

Local truffle grower Karen Aitkenhead shares her stories & insights into the patience-testing pursuit of growing & harvesting truffles over a sophisticated six-course dinner matched with champagne & fine Martinborough & French wines.

PRICE:  $295

WHEN:  Sat 11 Aug, 7pm-10pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Does cater to: GF  |  Can cater to: NF

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  info@unionsquare.co.nz

Coastal Walk & Dine

RIVERSDALE BEACH

A five-hour walk along incredible coastlines with stops for morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea along the way. After a wine-matched dinner cooked by Union Square chef Adam Newell in the evening, sleeping in a rustic cottage at Orui Station & be treated to breakfast the next morning.

PRICE:  $299

WHEN:  Sat 18, Wed 22 & Sat 25 Aug, 10am–10am

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Does cater to: GF

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  info@unionsquare.co.nz

Cafe Medici

Union Square Bistro & Bar

GREYTOWN

Nose-Dive into Butchery and Curing

Prodigal Daughter

Learn to butcher, cure and prepare a pig from snout to trotters. Master Charcutier Rachel Priestley of the Prodigal Daughter will demonstrate how to brine and cure meat, and a local master butcher will provide guidance on breaking down a side of pig. Start the day with a glass of prosecco and end with a three-course banquet starring Prodigal Daughter prosciutto, and plenty of pork.

PRICE:  $145

WHEN:  Sat 11 & Sun 12, 12pm–4pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Does cater to: NF | Can cater to: DF, GF

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  rachel@lapancetta.co.nz

Meet the Makers Behind the Banquet

The White Swan

Dine on a five-course Wairarapa meal in the elegance of The White Swan historic hotel in Greytown. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival before meeting the makers, artisans, and growers who produce the ingredients for each dish. Be inspired as you hear the homegrown stories from these local food heroes and discover the best of what Wairarapa has to offer in the meal set before you.

PRICE:  $150

WHEN:  Sat 11 Aug, 6pm–11pm {Please note dates have changed}

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Can cater to: DF, GF, NF

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  rachel@lapancetta.co.nz

The Offering

The Greytown Hotel

FEATHERSTON

Cook’s Cook: How to Experience Food on Board the Endeavour

The Country Cooking School
Te Puhi, 298 Underhill Rd, Featherston

Dine on a three-course meal inspired by the one-handed cook who fed Captain James Cook and crew aboard the HMS Endeavour. Imagine delicious cuisine designed to ward off scurvy, featuring Olivo olive oil and paired with award-winning Palliser Estate wines. Children’s author and illustrator Gavin Bishop will be onboard to preview his new book, Cook’s Cook, thanks to Gecko Press.

PRICE
: $115

WHEN: Fri 10 Aug, 11.30am–2.30pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Can cater to: GF

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  helen@olivo.co.nz

CARTERTON

Clareville Bakery Pastry Masterclass

The Clareville Bakery

Perfect your croissant game in an evening pastry workshop with award-winning baker Michael Kloeg of Clareville Bakery. Find out how he gets those croissants so perfectly layered, his crusts so crispy, & shortcrust so silky. Pop on a pinny for the evening & be treated to a glass of wine, a delicious cheeseboard & insider tips.

PRICE: $185

WHEN:  Wed 15 6.30pm–9.45pm, Wed 22 Aug, 6.30pm–10.45pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Does cater to: V

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  info@theclarevillebakery.co.nz

Artisan Bread Baking Class

The Clareville Bakery

Master bread making at home in this workshop with award-winning baker Michael Kloeg of The Clareville Bakery. He'll help you refine your mixing, moulding, shaping and fermenting techniques, so you can achieve perfectly risen loaves beyond the doors of the bakery. Enjoy a glass of wine and grazing platter while you work.

PRICE:  $185

WHEN: Mon 13, Tue 14, Mon 20 & Tue 21 Aug, 6.30pm–9.45pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Does cater to: V

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  info@theclarevillebakery.co.nz

MASTERTON

Winemaker For a Day

Matahiwi Estate

Join Matahiwi Estate for the ultimate BYO. Taste different styles of Pinot Noir then try your hand at blending your own. Afterwards, sit down to a four-course lunch created by Kent Baddeley, matched with Matahiwi Estate wines, and enjoy an afternoon exploring the winery.  Free shuttles from Masterton train station.

PRICE: $135

WHEN:  Sun 19 Aug, 12pm–4pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Can cater to: DF, GF, NF, Pesc, VV, V

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  sales@matahiwi.co.nz

A Cinematic Wine & Food Experience

The Screening Room

Food, wine and film combine for an evening of culinary complexities. Enjoy four-courses matched with Wairarapa wines while engrossed in the offbeat film, Sideways. Grab your duckfat and truffle popcorn, and tune in to this tale of two misguided men on a week-long road trip through California's wine country. 

PRICE: $99

WHEN: Sun 12 Aug, 5.45pm–10pm

DIETARY REQ:  Does cater to: V  |  Can cater to: DF, GF, NF, VV

CONTACT & ENQUIRIES:  info@wellingtonwinecountry.co.nz

WELLINGTON

Match Wine Bar

Noble Rot Wine Bar
6 Swan Lane, Te Aro

This year, blind-test flights of three Wairarapa wines and have a go at guessing what’s in your glass. Red or white, dry or sweet, find out what your taste buds prefer.

PRICE
: Pay on consumption (tickets not required)

WHEN: Fri 10–Sat 25 Aug, 4pm–late

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: N/A

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  josh@noblerot.co.nz

A Little Do with Matahiwi & Avida

Avida Bar
132 Featherston St, Wellington CBD

A celebration of wine and food matching featuring the old and new. A series of tapas courses will be expertly matched with a range of wines of Matahiwi, from new releases to crowd favourites. 

PRICE:  $49

WHEN:  Thu 16 & Fri 17 Aug, 12pm–1.30pm & Sat 18 Aug, 2.30pm–4.30pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Can cater to: DF, GF, NF, Pesc, VV, V

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  sales@matahiwi.co.nz

A Temple Celebration

One80 Restaurant
Copthorne Hotel, 100 Oriental Pde, Wellington CBD

Nalini Baruch of Lot 8 brings you a celebration of cuisines from across the regions of India. Pop on your sari or salwar kameez, your Bollywood dancing shoes and arrive at the Copthorne Hotel to ring the temple bell and enjoy an authentic three-course temple meal as well as new season bespoke olive oils. Wine, music and festivities provided.

PRICE:  $120

WHEN:  Fri 17 Aug, 7pm–11.30pm

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Does cater to: V

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES: nalini@lot8.co.nz

Aroha For Pinot Noir

Noble Rot Wine Bar
6 Swan Lane, Te Aro

Join Wilco Lam from Dry River Wines in Martinborough and Jean-Christophe Poizat from Maison Vauron in Auckland, to sample Pinot Noirs from all over the world in a comparative style tasting. Dine on canapés and a five-course tasting menu designed to seamlessly accompany the wines on offer.

PRICE
:  $220

WHEN:  Tue 21 Aug, 6.30pm–late

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:  Can cater to: DF, GF, NF, Pesc, V

EVENT CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES:  josh@noblerot.co.nz

Fondue & You

Le Samouraï
45 Tory St, Te Aro, Wellington CBD

Le Samouraï gives you cheese and wine like you haven't had in 40 years, with a fondue party hosted by sommelier Ryan McKenna. Bring along a fellow cheese-loving friend for Wairarapa cheese fondue, crudites and a couple of glasses of Martinborough wine accompanied by a 1970's soul soundtrack. Flared pants optional.

Price
: $55

When:  Wed 15 Aug, 5.30pm–7pm, 7.30pm–9pm, 9.30pm–11pm

Dietary requirements:  Does cater to: V  |  Can cater to: GF, Pesc

Event Contact and Enquiries: rob@chow.co.nz

From Welly with Gin

Forresters Lane
Level 1, 2 Forresters Ln, Te Aro Wellington CBD

A love letter to the city of Wellington told through the medium of gin. Forresters Lane hooks up with Chris Reid from Reid+Reid Gin for a chat about making gin, mixing gin, drinking gin & why gin & Wellington are so well-suited. Enjoy a drink on arrival, a tutored-tasting of gin & classic gin cocktails, along with some snacks to nibble on.

Price: $95

When:   Tue 21 & Wed 22 Aug, 6pm–8pm

Dietary requirements: Does cater to:  DF, GF, NF, Pesc, VV, V

Event Contact and Enquiries:  peter@thelibrary.co.nz

A Feast of Epic Proportions

Capitol Restaurant
10 Kent Tce, Mt Victoria

Wilco Lam from Dry River Wines pairs up with the Capitol crew for a banquet-style feast of epic proportions. Be prepared for Flintstone™ style platters of whole fish and meat on the bone, washed down with carefully-cellared Dry River wines, poured straight from the magnum.

Price:
$225

When:  Sat 25 & Sun 26 Aug, 7pm–late

Dietary requirements:  N/A

Event Contact and Enquiries:
info@capitolrestaurant.co.nz

Sensory Illusions

The Billiards Room
QT Hotel, 90 Cable Street Te Aro

QT Queenstown’s Reds Bar presents a six-course showcase of dishes that blur the line between delicious and just plain nonsense. Experience the magic as your palette dances the fine line between food, cocktail and art. Think Martinborough Gewürztraminer oysters with gin and herb dressing, goats cheese spaghetti, melon liqueur crystals, and more...

Price:  $120

When:  Thu 16 & Fri 17 Aug, 7.30pm–late

Dietary requirements: N/A

Event Contact and Enquiries: functions_qtmuseumwellington@evt.com

Wairarapa Winemakers Lunch

Noble Rot Wine Bar
6 Swan Lane, Te Aro

Join some of the Wairarapa’s best winemakers for a leisurely lunch at Noble Rot. Enjoy a shared three-course lunch showcasing the region’s best ingredients, accompanied by stories, shared experiences, and buckets-full of winemaking knowledge, and of course, wine itself.

Price:  $130

When:  Sun 26 Aug, 12.30pm–4pm

Dietary requirements: Can cater to: DF, GF, NF, Pesc, V

Event Contact and Enquiries: josh@noblerot.co.nz

Wines, doing time

Capitol Restaurant
10 Kent Tce, Mt Victoria

Capitol teams up with wine writer John Saker and Helen Masters of Ata Rangi to explore the many benefits of cellaring wine. Taste and discuss Wairarapa wines from the 2006 and 2007 vintages and match these with Tom Hutchison’s timeless and delicious food.

Price: $225

When:  Sun 19 Aug, 7pm–late

Dietary requirements: N/A

Event Contact and Enquiries: info@capitolrestaurant.co.nz

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