WINTER FOOD SERIES WEEKENDS

Winter Food Series Weekends - Damien Pignolet

One of Australia’s most revered chefs joins us at The Marlborough Lodge for a weekend of wonderful food, wine and magnificent scenery.

Damien Pignolet has been the pioneering force behind 11 successful venues in Australia and redefined gastro pub food at the helm of Bistro Moncur at The Woollahra Hotel. A passionate proponent of local produce, he’ll be the first of our international chef partners to join us for our upcoming Winter Food Series Weekends.

The Winter Food Series Weekend package is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in the country’s largest wine region as well as indulge in a weekend at New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge. Nestled in the heart of the Marlborough vineyards and surrounded by 16 acres of landscaped gardens, The Marlborough Lodge is the perfect base to explore this fascinating area.

The three-night package includes a gourmet dinner curated by Damien as well as two additional a la carte dinners,

breakfast daily, a cycling tour of the local vineyards where you’ll meet local winemakers and a half-day cruise of the majestic Marlborough Sounds.

The Marlborough Sounds, just 20 minutes away from The Marlborough Lodge, is renowned for its magnificent scenery, hidden waterways and coves. The isolated islands and beaches will enchant you and the myriad of marine life will entertain.  The informative crew on your cruise will provide details on the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds you’ll be meandering through while you dine on a fresh pot of steamed mussels from the area, paired with a glass of Marlborough’s iconic Sauvignon Blanc.

The fantastic local produce of the region will be showcased over the weekend by our Head Chef Sam Webb and by Damien during his gourmet French-inspired dinner on the Saturday night, which will be paired with some of the best wines from Marlborough.

Event Details

Two Weekends:  6-9 July & 13-16 July

Friday

Begin your weekend with a pre-dinner drink and canapés fireside, before enjoying a three course à la carte dinner

Saturday

Leisurely full breakfast

Mid-morning, set out on a guided cycling tour of the vineyards and meet the personalities that make the world famous wine of the Marlborough Region.

This evening you will experience a gourmet menu from Damien Pignolet supported by The Marlborough Lodge Head Sam Webb and his team, paired with spectacular Marlborough wines.

An exceptional day of fine wine and food

Sunday

Leisurely full breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruise on the magnificent Marlborough Sounds with freshly steamed mussels paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Pre-dinner drink and canapés fireside, before enjoying a three course à la carte dinner at the Lodge

Monday

Leisurely breakfast before departing late morning

Event Rate Includes:

  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Pre Dinner drinks & canapés each evening
  • Two à la carte dinners (Friday & Sunday)
  • Gourmet dinner by Damien Pignolet (Saturday) paired with Marlborough wines
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Accommodation in either a Lodge Suite or Premium Suite
  • Half day cycling tour of the vineyards includes wine tastings
  • Half day cruise in the Marlborough Sounds includes a mussel tasting and glass of Sauvignon Blanc

Lodge Suite Package – NZ$3175

Premium Suite Package  – NZ$3475

Two Night Package

Friday

Arrive afternoon.

Begin your to night stay with a pre-dinner drink and canapés fireside, before enjoying a three course à la carte dinner.

Saturday

Leisurely full breakfast.

Mid-morning, set out on a guided cycling tour of the vineyards and meet the personalities that make the world famous wine of the Marlborough Region.

Arrive back early afternoon.

This evening you will experience a gourmet menu from Damien Pignolet supported by The Marlborough Lodge Head Sam Webb and his team, paired with spectacular Marlborough wines.

An exceptional day of fine wine and food.

Sunday

Leisurely breakfast before departing late morning.

(Please note that the 2 night package could run Sat-Mon also)

Event Rate Includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation
  • Return Blenheim Airport transfers
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Pre Dinner drinks & canapés each evening
  • One à la carte dinner
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Gourmet dinner by Damien Pignolet (Saturday) paired with Marlborough wines
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Accommodation in either a Lodge Suite or Premium Suite
  • Half day cycling tour of the vineyards includes wine tastings

Lodge Suite Package – NZ$2030

Premium Suite Package  – NZ$2230

Dinner with Damien

A rare chance to enjoy the amazing cooking from renown chef, restauranteur and writer Damien Pignolet from Sydney, Australia.

Join us for a five course meal at the magnificent Harvest Restaurant at The Marlborough Lodge.

Damien will serve a delicious menu designed by him and prepared along with our team to celebrate our wonderful local produce and his exceptional talent.

Sparkling wine on arrival with canapes, three course dinner, with matching wines and to finish coffee/ tea and sweet treats.

$150.00 per head

Winter Packages

Saturday 7th July and Saturday 14th July

Bookings Essential

Cooking Demonstration

Damien will demonstrate several of his favourite recipes in a fun, interactive morning session in the kitchen at The Marlborough Lodge.  Damien will provide you with the skills to recreate these recipes and wow your friends at your next dinner party.

This informative, interactive session will be limited to six guests per session and you will be provided with recipes and notes to take with you.

Wednesday 11th July at 11am

A light luncheon of the dishes prepared will be shared following the demonstration

Price per person  NZ$99.00 per person

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