Expérience unique
Head Chef Michele Martino, together with Ernesto, will be offering guests their very own Italian Master Class, where they will take you on a culinary tour covering the history of their home regions in Italy and combining it with their knowledge from around the globe, bringing it here for you to enjoy in New Zealand.


Helena Bay are delighted to welcome back Ernesto Iaccarino!

Trained by his father, the now retired Don Alfonso, Ernesto has taken over as Head Chef at the legendary Don Alfonso 1890 restaurant and retains the family’s two Michelin stars. He brings a wealth of knowledge and new ideas to the team at Helena Bay Lodge for all guests to experience during your stay.

A special Italian Chef's Master Class is available at only $100 per class

Chef hôte

Chefs invités

Michele Martino (Helena Bay Lodge)