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Wine & Food Celebration on September

W&F Celebration

Come along to our 3rd W&F Celebration from September 10 - 12

Walk through to the Wine Room to taste an impressive selection of wines from some of New Zealand’s most illustrious wineries and discover some new treasures including Escarpment, Pegasus Bay, Misha’s Vineyard, Trinity Hill, Elephant Hill, Osawa, Clos Marguerite from Marlborough and Pasquale from Waitaki.

Also in the Wine Room you can taste Wines from Spain. Spain grows indigenous vines with poetic names, the white wines are often crisp with mineral notes while the red wines burst with plush ripe red fruits reflecting Spain’s hot, Mediterranean climate.

Join our Spanish Wine Masterclass with Sophie Cotter to learn more about these innovative and fascinating wines.

General admission Wine Tasting Room sessions:

As part of the General Admission you will be able to watch Chef Philippe Meyer preparing two FREE cooking demonstrations:

· The Art of Fondue

· Building Your Fresh Ceviche

Travel to Spain on your plate with the avant-garde tapas of guest Spanish Chef David Puig Zaragoza. Drawing more than a little inspiration from Ferran Adria of El Bulli, David will be presenting tapas cooking demonstrations. You can also stay on for Chef David’s Tapas Dinner paired with delicious wines from Spain provided by St Vincent's Cave.

Stephen Wong MW is New Zealand’s newest Master of Wine. His Understanding the Vocabulary of Wine masterclass will focus on how to describe a wine's personality with concepts like 'minerality', ‘savouriness’, ‘liveliness’, ‘gaminess’ and ‘austerity’.

· Sunday 11th September 1pm

Bob Campbell MW was the second wine writer in the world (after Jancis Robinson MW) to gain the Master of Wine qualification. Bob will host the New Zealand Wine Masterclass, this is your chance to taste along side a Master of Wine and learn more about what influences how wine is evaluated.

· Sunday 11th September at 3pm

Northern Thai Cuisine prepared by Chef Lek (Saan Restaurant) on Sunday 11 September at 7pm. If you’re brave enough you can join the workshop at 2pm to prepare this menu and then join the dinner. will feature at the Dinner onSunday 11 September at 7pm. If your brave enough you can join the workshop at 2pm to prepare this menu and then join the dinner.

· Thai Cooking Workshop followed by Dinner, Sunday 11th September at 2pm

· Thai Dinner with Matching Wines, Sunday 11th September at 7pm

Have a go learning how to create your own Urban Hangi with Chef Stefan Lötscher on:

· Sunday 11th September at 11am

· Monday 12th September at 3pm

Chef Clint Davies of MoreporkBBQ will demonstrate how to refine your Slow Roast American BBQ techniques on:

· Sunday 11th September at 2pm

· Monday 12th September at 5pm

Sydney based TV chef, award winning food writer and author Lyndey Milan will host two swift, simple and delicious cooking classes. The classes will highlight speed, simplicity and affordability for busy people.

· Lazy Baking, Sunday 11th September at 10am

· Fast & Fabulous, Monday 12th September at 10am

Book your tickets now before it's too late!

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