Maddison’s Restaurant’s inaugural seasonal Paddock to Plate dinner on July 14th is set to be a very special occasion for Christchurch foodies. The seven-course dinner showcases Canterbury's best produce, as well as offering palate cleansers and wine-matching from Pegasus Bay Wines, and is set to be an outstanding showcase for both the Maddison’s team and Canterbury’s fantastic produce, with every ingredient sourced as locally as possible.A representative from Pegasus Bay Winery will talk guests through the wine and why it’s so perfectly matched with the food, and chef Simo Abbari will also elaborate on the special dishes on offer during the evening. Take a look at this menu and get excited in a mouth-watering way:On Arrival
Whole roasted shoulder of lamb, with pancakes, pickles, hoisin sauce and chilli.
Fresh Market Fish Tartar with corn curd, popped corn, miso butter, and seaweed.
Duck and Quail Pastilla with pear, orange and...
There’s sense of occasion as you ascend the darkened stairs to Christchurch’s own love letter to the final frontier. Futuristic, sleek and slick, Stellar Restaurant & Bar literally takes fine dining in the city to new heights, perched atop 235 Riccarton Road. Combining an impressive menu with an open and airy dining room with a funky space-age fit out, it’s a venue designed to have its guests seeing stars (and not the faded, Shortland Street variety) with its out-of-this-world offering.Stellar fuses contemporary European fare with a Kiwi edge with a spectacular view of the night sky courtesy of the funky moon roof, and an onsite telescope(!) allows those interested to do some more serious stargazing. But it’s not all about night dining; in contrast, by day, with this many windows, the restaurant becomes a sun-drenched haven where a delicious respite via their legendary high-tea can be enjoyed on the balcony...
It’s 6:30 on a Saturday night and Edesia is packed to its glittering gills.
We have no booking and tickets to The Mikado at The Court, with the curtain going up in just an hour's time – mission impossible, right? Not so – we’re quickly accommodated and perusing the menu as a bar table is made up in a prime, window-side spot.
The ultimate in destination dining, Edesia is an oasis in the heart of Addington’s industrial precinct, a location which lends the hard-to-find, underground cool that’s so hot in New York dining. Inside, moody dark wood joins twinkling Luigi Bormioli glassware, while at the rear a glass wine vault incubates some seriously covetable French bubbles.
Following some expert guidance we select the Pan-fried Marinated Pork Fillet, Silverfern Reserved Eye Beef Fillet and Beetroot and Feta Salad. Wine reccomendations allow us time to enjoy the moment, and we’re sipping Elephant Hill...