Experiência única
Join us for this weekend of Pure Extravagance, created especially to offer our guests a series of truly unique, gourmand experiences.


Now in its third incarnation, we offer our Pure Extravagance Weekend, curated by Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt. This annual event draws together a fabulous selection of boutique producers and importers to present this decadent gourmet experience for discerning foodies.

Friday afternoon, guests can watch A Lady Butcher, Hannah Miller as she demonstrates her skills turning beef rump into bresaola. Hannah hails from Portland, Oregon, in the USA, her interest in butchery and a meeting with British chef, Fergus Henerson, and his nose-to-tail eating philosophy led to a new direction that would grow into A Lady Butcher – Hannah’s own range of high quality charcuterie.

On Friday evening, guests will gather for pre-dinner drinks and canapés, with a superb five-course dinner to follow. Chef Paul, and his culinary team, will present an exquisite menu showcasing his favourite local produce.

Saturday starts with a leisurely brunch accompanied by a glass of vintage Champagne setting the scene for what’s to come.

In the early afternoon, Chef Paul and fellow chef, Martin Bosley, will showcase their talents and expertise for guests during an engaging demonstration. Martin is General Manager, and Chief Fishmonger, of Yellow Brick Road. Founded by Rachel Taulelei, and now owned by Kono NZ, Yellow Brick Road is a champion of sustainable and ethical seafood, while Martin Bosley is one of New Zealand’s finest chefs.

In the early evening guests can gather in the Main Lodge for a fun, themed cocktail clinic, presented with recipes created by our food and beverage team.

Departing from our usual Huka Lodge style, dinner this evening will be served from a series of food stations, with our chefs in attendance. Chef Paul will select and gather stunning local produce, and an abundance of decadent ingredients for you to enjoy. Ben Longhurst, will be pouring a fabulous selection of his favourite French wines.

Outras informações úteis

Cost for a two-night stay in a Junior Lodge Suite, on a double/twin occupancy basis, incl. of all listed activities = NZ$1,104.00 + GST per person, per night.Rates for the four-suite Owner’s Cottage and two-suite Alan Pye Cottage are available on request.