Luxury property, Huka Lodge is pleased to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a stellar line-up of extraordinary talent for a season of inspirational and intimate occasions, throughout the autumn and winter months of 2014. Highlights will include intimate dinners with authors Eleanor Catton and Alexander McCall Smith, an Italian Opera weekend with Sydney’s iconic chef Stefano Manfredi which will be accompanied by the voices of Deborah Wai Kapohe and emerging talents from the New Zealand Opera School. There will even be a Paspaley Pearl Discovery weekend where guests will dine on pearl meat prepared by Huka Lodge Executive Chef Paul Froggatt and experience the rare and wondrous world of pearls.
A ‘Celebrate the Art of Living’ weekend will bring together highly acclaimed and respected leaders in their fields. Health and wellbeing expert Dr Libby Weaver, winemaker Kevin Judd, and purveyors of luxury jewellery brands Chaumet and Pasquale Bruni, Hartfield Jewellers, will all show guests how to get the best from life in so many ways. Aston Martin will also be providing their latest sports cars for a test drive to continue the theme of inspiration and beauty from luxury brands.
A Rodd & Gunn Weekend showcases this iconic New Zealand brand and some of its typically favourite indulgences – Range Rover driving, trout fishing, men’s fashion and styling, bespoke leather accessories, Tasmania’s NANT whisky, exploring Lake Taupo with Sealegs and more.
An annual institution at Huka Lodge, the Bollinger Champagne Dinner will be hosted by Clive Weston, sharing with Huka Lodge guests part of the small global allocation of an R.D. (récemment dégorgé) release made in 2014, along with other vintages. The menu will be created by culinary genius Martin Benn of Sydney’s celebrated Sepia, named ‘Restaurant of the Year 2014’ by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.