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Salmon Fillet

Trust Your Chef - Stables Matakana


'Trust your Chef' and join us for a celebration of local, wild and sustainable flavours in the gorgeous rural surrounds of The Stables at Matakana Country Park. For this special evening, you’re invited to let go of the menu and Trust Your Chef to surprise and delight your senses. You’ll enjoy local and wild dishes, perfectly paired with beverages to complement the unexpected flavours. Even dessert is inspired by a rare local herb and paired with a delicious cocktail.

Our focus for the evening is on sustainability, so you’ll hear from some of Matakana’s key food and beverage producers about the love and care that goes into every bite. You’ll hear stories from passionate local foodies including Rob Lees from Warkworth Butchery, 2020’s Master Butcher of the Year;  The Foraging Chef Campbell White; and wine ambassadors from Pernod Ricard. 

Your MC for the evening is the effortlessly effervescent Wendy Douglas, a popular local radio presenter, DJ, Yoga instructor and queen of events and entertainment. For that extra feel good factor, the evening will include an auction with local legend Annie Mellor, with proceeds going to local schools.  Jasper and Jane Hawkins will be playing live music over the course of the evening - a fantastic acoustic duo who love to keep crowds happy!

With the freshest of local flavours, delicious wines and cocktails, and great music and entertainment, Trust Your Chef is an experience to savour.

Because even though life can be complicated, you can always trust your chef! 

An indulgent evening with bubbles on arrival, a 3-course set menu and beverage pairing @ 135pp. 

Jasper and Jane Hawkins

Elemental Auckland

Stables Restaurant