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September 28, 2018 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The Rees Hotel Queenstown maintains its standard of excellence in its upcoming culinary wine events. Tempt your taste buds with some of the best wine and cuisine available in Queenstown this November. Savor dishes cooked by the award-winning Executive Chef of True South Dining Room paired with an exceptional assortment of wine from Martinborough’s Dry River. Relish Italian wine and cuisine cooked by world-class Chefs Alessandro Cannata and Francesca Fucci in NZ to celebrate Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World. Wine connoisseurs can delight in sampling the most highly awarded wines fromWinestate Magazine’s 2018 ‘Wine of the Year Awards’ at an exclusive tasting at The Rees. Stay at The Rees Hotel Queenstown for the ultimate combination of a luxurious accommodation, fine dining, amazing wine and relaxation.

The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s Culinary Series Dinner with Dry River – 10th November
The Culinary Series Dinner showcases a variety of wines each perfectly matched to its accompanying courses designed by Executive Chef of True South Dining Room Ben Batterbury. The dinner will be hosted by Dry River’s Chief Winemaker Wilco Lam. Lam has been working in the Martinborough region since 2002 and has a long experience and understanding of the region and Dry River.
Time: 6:30pm welcome drink in lobby and 7:00pm start in True South Dining Room
Welcome drink – 2014 Viognier
First Course – 2017 Craighall Riesling & 2009 Craighall Riesling
Second Course – 2017 Pinot Gris
Third Course – 2015 Syrah & 2008 Syrah
Fourth Course – 2016 Pinot Noir & 2011 Pinot Noir
Dessert – 2018 Botrytis Gewurztraminer
Cost: $NZ165.00 per person

For bookings email: events@therees.co.nz

Dry River Winemaker Wilco Lam and Executive Chef of True South Dining Room Ben Batterbury

The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s Italian Dinner – 25th November 
The Rees Hotel’s Italian Dinner at True South Dining Room will be held to celebrate Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World on November 19-25th. Chefs Alessandro Cannata and Francesca Fucci will showcase the best of Italian cuisine and the finest regional Italian wine. The pair have a wealth of experience in various multiple Michelin starred and 5-star restaurants throughout Europe including 6 years at the prestigious Moma Restaurant in Rome. Their philosophy is based on a balanced combination of delectable tastes and aromas that unite through simple and daring cooking methods. They enjoy using locally sourced food, authentic and intriguing flavours, refined presentation and beautiful colour. They will be helped by Executive Chef of True South Dining Room Ben Batterbury. The event will be co-hosted by Viavio Cheese which produces high-quality Italian style cheesein Nelson, New Zealand.
Time: 6:30pm welcome drinks in lobby and 7:00pm start in True South Dining Room
4 courses created by Chefs Alessandro Cannata and Francesca Fucci
A journey among Italian regions from “Caprese” (salad) to “Caprese”(tart)
Cost: $NZ145.00 per person

For bookings email: events@therees.co.nz

Chefs Alessandro Cannata and Francesca Fucci

The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s Winestate tasting – 28th November
Sample the top wines from 14 categories of Winestate Magazine’s 2018 ‘Wine of the Year Awards’. These awards evaluate over 10,000 wines from Australia and New Zealand and are judged by a panel of industry experts. The tasting will showcase the Awards’ trophy winners and be hosted by the magazines’ founder and wine legend, Peter Simic.
Time: 6:00-8:30pm in Ruma Wai Kahu function room (Level 5).
Wines matched to 5 different canapes. 
Cost: $NZ25.00 per person

For bookings email: events@therees.co.nz

 

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