Unique experience
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.


Other weekend highlights on the Saturday include a tutored tasting of a range of Dry River wines with Wilco Lam and a cooking demonstration where each of the three chefs will step guests thought the preparation of a signature dish.

Description

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.

Host Chef

Invited Chefs

Barry Frith (The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs)
JAMES HONORE (The Farm at Cape Kidnappers)
JONATHAN ROGERS (Matakauri Lodge)

Other useful information

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 50 minute spa treatment per person per stay


Event RATES
NZ $1700.00 + GST per person, based on double occupancy

Experiences to be offered

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.