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BLACK ESTATE AT MICHAEL LETT

Photographs: David Straight Even the presence of a wobbly Martin Creed sculpture made from massive steel I-beams didn’t dint the enthusiasm at our dinner last week with Black Estate. Almost everything came up from Canterbury – chef Alex Davies got pinged $250 in excess baggage from Jet Star, and then spent a day prepping at Orphans […]

BLACK ESTATE AT MICHAEL LETT – SOLD OUT

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 […]

RECIPE: CHICKEN LIVERS WITH MUSHROOMS & ASPARAGUS

Photographs: David Straight We’ve eaten this once a week this winter: a dish that originally came from Dish magazine, via Hannah’s mum. I’ve tweaked it and recently added asparagus – a nice piece of toasted sourdough and maybe a poached egg would be good too. It’s super easy and very fast: the mushrooms add a […]

MASU x EHN

  You came from as far afield as Flat Bush and Birkdale and Henderson Valley and we’re very glad you did. At Masu by Nic Watt last night, we ate some of the finest Japanese food we’ve yet tasted, with accompanying sakes – there was a dish of cold soba with a beautiful crab stock […]

SUPPER CLUB: SAKE DEGUSTATION

We’re pretty excited about this one. Our latest supper club is at Masu by Nic Watt on September 3. It’s a sake degustation, which matches five exquisite spring-inspired courses from the Masu kitchen with some rare and unusual sake. We say it’s at the private table: you’ll find out on the night where you’re sitting and that’s a little bit […]