Hunter Gatherer 2020
‘He was a brave man that first ate an oyster.’
We were back for another round of Hunter Gatherer 2020.
We transformed Central Deli into a secret supper club with a hyper-local menu that celebrated the best of the Bay’s wild food scene.
Kitchen Takeover, Hunter Gather took diners on a journey of 1.6 million years, harnessing the taste buds of our ancestors.
What was on the menu?
THE REGULAR MENU:
Gifts from the chef
~ Rabbit rillette with backyard fig chutney
~ Smoked kingfish cheek plate on golden amaranth cracker
~ Wild mushroom arancini with woodear powder and Te Puke Truffles
~ Parsnip crisps with freeze dried white balsamic vinegar
From the field
Handcrafted horopito focaccia with dandelion pesto
Wine match: Emilie Laurance Blanc Brut (NV), Loire Valley
From the ocean
Astrolabe caught fish, crayfish bisque, saffron potato, confit fennel, sourdough cracker and roasted garlic rouille
Wine match: Bogle Reserve Chardonnay (2017), California
Beer match: Rogue Bore Pilsner
From the bush
Wild boar loin, twice-cooked shoulder, celariac puree, caramelised apple, sautéed tree spinach, black garlic, pickled blackberry jus
Wine match: Lime Rock Gruner Veltliner (2018), Hawkes Bay
Beer match: Rogue Bore ‘Blowout’ Session IPA
From the orchard
Mandarin lollipop, lime gel and kawakawa sugar
From the HIVE
Smoked deer milk creme caramel, rhubarb compote, rhubarb and peril sorbet, bush honey meringue
Wine match: First Knight Ambrosia Honey Liqeur (NV), Gisbourne
What did the diners think?
“Such an amazing night, everything was well considered and all of the food was delicious. Wine pairings were spot on and elevated the dishes. Presentation was immaculate and the surprises along the way were a nice treat. Can’t wait to do it again.”
“The excitement from receiving the instructions to the last bite had us captivated the entire night. The food was remarkable, you could tell a lot of hard work, thought, and care went into the night. The experience as a whole we will never forget.”
“Once again Stacey and her fabulous team have created a magical event with superb food, amazing matched wines, incredible service and a wonderful vibe. We will be back for every event we can.”
Wish you'd had a bite?
Kitchen Takeover, Eat Your Memories, will take you on a taste tangling tour of our fans’ fondest foodie flashbacks. We will bite into the best over multiple decades, reinventing Kiwi childhood classics into dishes so memorable they’ll transport you to another time and place with a six course degustation.