Looking for a cosy escape from the city this winter? A short 30-minute drive from Auckland central is West-Auckland institution The Hunting Lodge, where you can enjoy award-winning wine and pasture to plate menu by acclaimed head-chef, Des Harris.
The Hunting Lodge has launched a new winter three-course set menu. The menu will change weekly with the availability of seasonal vegetables from their permaculture garden and local producers.
Stand out dishes include Lamb & Aubergine moussaka pie with buttermilk mash, Big Glory Bay salmon tartare, lemongrass, why and garden Sorrell and Salt baked beetroot, Massimo’s ricotta & beetroot oil.
For the month of July, Chardonnay lovers can enjoy a wine pairing Harris has selected to match the changing menu showcasing the full range of Chardonnays from Expressions, Seasonal and Project X. If you’re driving, enjoy the ‘tipple’ tasting of 3 x 50ml, or relax into the afternoon with the full matching experience.