As I researched for a lunch stopover for my drive from Tekapo to QT, I found Wild Earth Wines. I checked out their website and straight away I was hooked!
The food in their website look and sound amazing, plus the good reviews on TA, hence I was sure I made the right choice.
It was a beautiful day that day. I walked through the bridge and took some time to marvel at Kawarau Gorge. It was just beautiful! And the restaurant tucked away on the other side away from the main road...Wow!
The place was very pleasant and welcoming. I chose to sit outside under beautiful sunshine. It was not busy at all at the time and I was greeted by a very friendly waitress. We chatted a bit and yeah I felt very comfortable indeed. Very very good service. Top notch!
I already knew what I wanted which was their Oak Stave meal set. The menu said it's for 2 ppl but they were very kind and changed it for me to just 1 person. I didn't have the pairing wine though as I was driving and was all by myself so I better not have any alcohol :-)
But I was sure the food would taste even much better with the wine.
Price wise...I think it's normal as per NZ standard. So worth every penny
The meal set was cooked in the stave and consisted of mussels, hare, salmon, pork belly, lamb and rice noodle salad. YUUMMMM...everything was beautifully presented. I especially like the paua shell they used for the salad.
Do pay a visit when you're in Cromwell.
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