As part of the Winter Food & Wine Series, renowned Australian chef Neil Perry will share his passion for Italian food at a special dinner on Saturday, 27 July at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs.
Neil’s favourite dishes from his latest Melbourne restaurant, Rosetta, will feature on the menu, each matched to sublime Italian wines.
The Saturday evening dinner will consist of five Italian courses. A pre-dinner Disaronno Amaretto cocktail will kick-off the evening, and reserve level Italian wines from Pasqua, Cecchi, Santa Margherita and Florio will complement the classic Neil Perry menu. Perfect dishes for a winter escape such as Slow Cooked Lamb, with Capanata and Rosemary Potatoes, and Seafood Risotto with Tomato and Chili, to name a couple, will delight diners.
For guests who chose to stay at the Lodge on the Friday night 26 July, there will be an intimate and relaxed cooking demonstration by Neil Perry the following morning – a great opportunity to chat to Neil and share in his passion for the best ingredients and simple technique.
The Neil Perry Italian Weekend promises to be a relaxed, food-filled weekend with plenty of time for enjoying the award-winning lodge facilities, Neil Perry’s Italian cooking and some of Italy’s best wines.
Tariff for the Saturday 27 July is at the special Winter Food & Wine series rate of NZ$800.00 + 15% GST per person per night based on double or twin occupancy, and includes accommodation in a suite at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs with pre-dinner drinks and canapes, dinner by Neil Perry matched with Italian wines, full breakfast, and use of lodge facilities including the choice of either a day of unlimited green fees OR a 50 minute massage per person during the stay.