About, oh, 18 months ago, we went down to Waipara to interview Pen Naish and Nicholas Brown from Black Estate, the lovely little vineyard in the Waipara Valley with the very beautiful tasting room and restaurant. More recently, we got talking to them about dinners and we decided we’d throw a party at Michael Lett’s beautiful gallery in Newton.
But not just any dinner party: at our upcoming dinner, we’re bringing chef Alex Davies – you might have heard of him from Shop Eight and cooking in the red zone – along with a whole pile of produce and protein from North Canterbury. There’ll be Canterbury crayfish and “red-zone” mustard seeds and wild flowers, along with venison and asparagus. Alex has requested just two big pots to cook from. This makes us a bit nervous. (Also: did we mention there’s a Martin Creed exhibition on?)
Anyway, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Tickets are $95 for multiple courses and wine, and are available from the handy PayPal link below. Come along – we’d love to see you there.