24 - 26 May 2019

A Robertson Lodges' "Family Reunion" of Food + Wine

  • Kauri Cliffs

Everyone loves a family reunion, and Robertson Lodges promise a happy one at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs when three Head Chefs - Barry Frith (Kauri Cliffs), James Honore (Cape Kidnappers) and Jonathan Rogers (Matakauri Lodge) reunite to create a six- course tasting menu matched to Dry River Wines.

After the sell-out success of last year’s “All in the Family" gathering, it was an easy decision to reunite the family again to showcase the very best of New Zealand food and wine over one fun-filled weekend.
 
The trio of chefs bring together more than 33-years of combined  experience with Robertson Lodges (Frith – 13-years, Honore – 12-years, and Rogers – eight-years), and the six course menu will showcase the very best produce from each chef's region and some firm lodge favourites.  The chefs will speak on their dishes and share a passion for the unique bounty from New Zealand’s Northland, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago.
 
Also part of the Robertson Lodges family is Dry River wines. Recognising Dry River as among the best wines in the country, the Robertson family bought the wine business sixteen years ago, and lodge guests have enjoyed the incredible library of back vintages of these iconic wines.
 
Dry River’s winemaker Wilco Lam will match stand out varietals and vintages to each course, in what will truly be a “best of New Zealand” dining experience.

Other weekend highlights include a tutored tasting of a range of Dry River wines on Friday evening with Wilco Lam and a cooking demonstration on Saturday morning where each of the three chefs will step guests thought the preparation of a signature dish.
 
Leisure time for spa, farm walks and golf in the stunning, early autumn surrounds of Kauri Cliffs will add to the fun of this ultimate May weekend.
 
From signature dishes from all three Robertson Lodges, current and back vintage Dry River Wines, and leisure activities at Kauri Cliffs – this is truly a weekend that is not to be missed. 

EVENT DETAILS
May 24, 2019
Friday evening
The weekend begins with welcome drinks in the main lounge and a tutored tasting of Dry River wines, followed by dining at leisure.
May 25, 2019
Saturday
On Saturday morning enjoy a cooking demonstration from Robertson Lodges Head Chefs; Barry Frith (Kauri Cliffs), James Honore (Cape Kidnappers) and Jonathan Rogers (Matakauri), with each showcasing a dish that highlights the best of their regions’ produce. Followed by an afternoon of leisure time for spa, farm walks and golf in the stunning, early autumn surrounds.
May 25, 2019
Saturday evening
The weekend's highlight - a six course tasting menu that showcases the very best produce from each chef's region and some firm lodge favourites. The chefs will speak on their dishes and share a passion for the unique bounty from New Zealand’s Northland, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago. All matched to stand out varietals and vintages of Dry River Wines.
May 26, 2019
Sunday morning
Morning at leisure. Check out at 11am.
EVENT RATE INCLUSIONS
  • Two nights’ suite accommodation at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
  • Friday night welcome drinks featuring a welcome by each chef 
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, full daily breakfast and complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar
  • A la carte gourmet dinner on Friday 
  • Tutored wine tasting of Dry River wines
  • Cooking demonstration with the three Robertson Lodges’ chefs
  • Family Reunion dinner on Saturday night, including Dry River Wines pairings 
  • Guest's choice of a day of unlimited green fees OR a 60 minute spa treatment per person per stay

 

Event RATES

NZ $1700.00 + GST

per person, based on double occupancy

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