Expérience unique
Combining our passions for delicious cuisine, the best in New Zealand wine and our love of productive gardening we're excited to announce an exceptional, all-new Gourmet Getaway weekend.


Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre and Sous Chef Chris Bochsbichler will start the weekend with a special Italian-themed demonstration cooking lesson, focusing on springtime favourites personally selected from their own recent European travels. Think tortellini filled with estate-grown pumpkin and homemade ricotta, a selection of Otahuna's very own salumi, and lamb Osso Bucco with potato pea and mint gnocchi.

After learning insider tips from the masters, guests will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner in the baronial splendour of our Dining Room. Brad Nolan from Red + White Cellar will be on hand to showcase an array of Italy's finest vintages carefully matched with each course.

Event Details:

Saturday, 19 October 2019
1:00 - 2:00: Check-in
3:00 - 6:00: Demonstration Cooking Lesson
7:00 - 7:30: Pre-Dinner Drinks with Canapes in the Drawing Room
7:30 - Late: Dinner in the Dining Room

Sunday, 20 October 2019
8:00 - 10:30: Breakfast in the Breakfast Kitchen
10:30 -12:00: Guided Garden Tour
12:30: Check-out

Autres informations utiles


- 3-Hour Demonstration Italian-Themed Cooking Lesson with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre and Sous Chef - Chris Bochsbichler
- Pre-Dinner Drinks with Canapes
- 5-Course Degustation Dinner with Italian Wine Pairings courtesy of Red + White Cellar
- Continental and Cooked "Prosecco Champagne Breakfast"
- Guided Tour of Otahuna's Historic Gardens including Lesson in Mushroom Seeding and Production
- 1 Signed Copy of For the Love of a Place: The Stories and Cuisine of Otahuna
- A Complimentary Gift of Otahuna Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Tariff for 2 people: $1995 (incl. GST). Guests who wish to spend additional consecutive nights may reserve at the preferential rate of $1695 (incl. GST) per night. The first 2 reservations will enjoy the option of a complimentary upgrade to one of Otahuna's Master Suites.

Expériences à offrir

Following an indulgent night in one of Otahuna's seven exquisite suites,* a decadent Prosecco breakfast awaits. Afterward, guests may either enjoy a leisurely morning or set off on a "gumboot garden tour" with Head Gardener Steve Marcham, who will also showcase the "how-tos" of growing your own mushrooms in the estate's Mushroom House.