There is no better way to celebrate National Lamb Day this February 15th, than to dine out at a restaurant who has received the highest accolade for their lamb dishes Ė the 2017 Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards.† The recently announced Awards have pin pointed restaurants across the country whose chefs consistently ser
In an Ambassador Series first, we were warmly welcomed to Nero Restaurant in Palmerston North by children from the local Kapa Haka group. Scott Kennedy was celebrating his third year as a Beef and Lamb Ambassador Chef and says he wanted something special to open the evening and what better way to celebrate our amazin
The Bistro is situated on a six acre lifestyle block in the Karanagahake Gorge. We always had a vision for The Falls Retreat to have its own vegetable gardens supplying the Bistro kitchen and over the past five years these gardens have grown accordingly. We have now really started to focus on using seasonal vegetable
In Japanese cuisine, robatayaki refers to a method of cooking, similar to barbecuing, in which items of food on skewers are slow-grilled over hot charcoal. Robata originates from a centuries-old country style of cooking by northern Japanese fishermen around a communal hearth that was used as both a cooking area and
The Beef + Lamb Ambassador Series was designed to showcase our very talented Ambassador Chefs who are selected each year for their skilful and innovative cooking of beef and lamb. Each dinner highlights the chefís unique strengths and brings to our attention yet another layer of flavour or creative use of beef or la
As I made my way South to Pescatore at The George Hotel for the third Ambassador Series dinner of the year, I wasnít sure how Reon Hobson could top the dinner he hosted for us last year. Reon, a two-time Beef + Lamb Ambassdor Chef, is well known for his creativity and for serving up something unexpected.
There is no better way to enjoy beef, than when it is served appropriately raw and there is more than one way to do this. Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chef, Andrew Clarke demonstrated his talent over the weekend at the Great NZ Food Show in the Waikato, and served up a treat of three different dishes using raw beef. Usin
Ambassador Chef, Andi Bozhiqi presented the first of the Beef + Lamb Ambassador Series dinners for the year recently and it was an absolute treat. The cosy and rustic interior of The Millhouse Restaurant was a wonderful platform for Andi to showcase his skill as one of New Zealandís top chefs. It was delightful
What do you get when you put six of New Zealandís top chefs together in the kitchen on National Lamb Day? An amazing celebration of everything that is so good about New Zealand lamb. The creative and inspirational dishes which each chef created culminated in an outstanding degustation dinner which was enjoyed by a
Itís time to celebrate one of New Zealandís most iconic culinary products Ė delicious New Zealand lamb Ė a staple ingredient on most restaurant menus. Through the twenty years of the Beef + Lamb Excellence Awards we have been recognising and rewarding superbly cooked lamb dishes prepared by some of New Zealandís mos
On Tuesday evening, Beef and Lamb New Zealand celebrated a culinary milestone with the announcement of the 20th annual Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards and Ambassador Chefs.
The Ambassador Series continued last week with Ken O'Connell of Bracken Restaurant serving up an amazing five course degustation at his Dunedin restaurant.
With a hint of spring in the air it is time to be turning our thoughts to lighter dishes to satisfy our palates and this delicious marinated lamb salad is not only a taste sensation, but is visually stunning.
It was the picture perfect day to fly into Wellington and venture over the Rimutakaís and into the velvety green pastures of the Wairarapa. The road to Wharekauhau took us on a beautiful scenic journey past Lake Wairarapa with paddocks full of lambs frolicking in the sun.