The chefs at Plume Restaurant are creating a special five course ‘Best of Plume’ degustation menu to celebrate the Auckland Elemental Festival and Matakana Coast’s ‘Terroir to my Winter Table’ feast.
The evening will be held on July 16, from 6.30pm.
Owner Farida Cooper says the menu will feature oysters from Matakana, artisan breads made by Plume Cafe baker Heiko, home grown and prepared sorrel and parsley pesto, fish from Lee Fisheries, lamb from Matakana Butchery and a palate cleansing grape juice sorbet made by Charlies Gelato.
“Wine pairing will be available or diners can just grab themselves a bottle or two of wine to enjoy for the table,” Farida says.
“We would recommend the Runner Duck Albarino 2018 with the oysters and the Black Velvet 2014 with the lamb.”
Bookings are available at plumerestaurant.co.nz/reservations or phone 422 7915.
Farida adds that one lucky guest will take home a case of 12 bottles of Sangiovese 2014 wine from the Runner Duck Estate valued at $840, which is normally only available to be consumed at the restaurant.
The Elemental AKL Festival runs from July 14 to August 1, although the Matakana events will run until August 8.
The festival offers a behind the scenes glimpse of the area’s local artisan food, wine and beer producers.