Wine and Dine with Pete Evans at Matakauri Lodge


Award-winning Australian chef, author and television personality, Pete Evans joins with Gavin Baker for two fabulous weekends of love, laughter, food and wine in New Zealand. From 11 to 13 April, food lovers can join Pete Evans and Gavin Baker at Matakauri Lodge for a Spanish themed weekend presenting many combinations of delicious flavours from tapas to racions – dishes inspired by Pete’s travels to Spain. The following weekend from 18 to 20 April, the excitement moves to Hawke’s Bay in the North Island at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Inspired by a theme of healthy eating, this weekend culminates with a Saturday night dinner featuring exclusive dishes from Pete’s soon-to-be-released book, “Pete Evans Healthy Everyday”. Prices for either weekend are from NZ$1600pp based on double or twin occupancy.

Matakauri Lodge

A welcome wine tasting with Duncan Forsyth from Mount Edward Wines will launch the weekend festivities on Friday evening, followed by dinner prepared by Matakauri Lodge Chef Jonathan Rogers in the stunning dining setting overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Saturday morning will have Pete and Gavin sharing their enthusiasm for Spain at an “up close and personal” cooking demonstration, where they will chat to guests and impart some cooking secrets. Saturday evening is the weekend highlight, a tribute to the great dishes of Spain dinner prepared by Pete and Gavin, with Mount Edward wine matches.

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

The weekend at Cape Kidnappers kicks off on the Friday night with welcome drinks and dinner prepared by Lodge chef James Honore. On Saturday morning, Pete and Gavin will entertain at a casual cooking demo where they will showcase dishes from the book and share some insider tips from Pete on how he maintains balance in life and manages to look trim, taunt and terrific despite a relentless pace.

The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy all the great things about The Farm at Cape Kidnappers – golf, spa and farm walks before the weekend highlight – the Saturday night dinner where Pete serves a dinner guaranteed to change the way you think about healthy eating forever, along with Clearview Estate-matched wines. Pete and Gavin will be joined by charismatic winemaker Tim Turvey from Clearview Estate who will co-host the Saturday night dinner and match the wines to each dish.

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