At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”
Thomas Tusser (1524-1580)
Snap out of the Christmas party cliches! You’ve been caught up in that dry turkey, soggy trifle, fake fruit cake carry on for far too long. It’s time to throw off the tinsel and embrace the divine. After all, Christmas is a celebration of peace on earth, so why not experience a delicious portion of something truly holy?
Kitchen Takeover, Let It Snow edition, upends yuletide with a December pop-up degustation feast of next-level foodie festivity. Wrapped up by international chef Shane Yardley, every course will be a heavenly reinvention of traditional Chrissy fare with meat, fish and all the trappings. Think sous vide turkey and liquid nitrogen Christmas pudding. We are also offering a plant based option for all you plant-powered foodies.
Want to revolutionise your Christmas work do at a location as secret as Santa's grotto?All tickets for the general public have sold out but we open to having a night or two for corporate businesses to takeover the venue or share the party with like-minded companies between 10th and 19th December. Make and enquiry now so we can hear more about your wish list.
Ready for A BITE?
Let It Snow
Hidden Tauranga location
5-course degustation - plant based option available
$125pp (plus a small booking fee - all booking fees go to KidsCan to improve nutrition in schools)
Wine match available for $55/head, four perfectly paired wines matched by our sommelier.
Who is it for?
Business on the hunt for a unique Christmas party and ‘big city’ style food adventure. Think the intimacy of an East London supper club mixed with the gastronomy of a top Melbourne laneway eatery and the creativity of a Copenhagen restaurant.
WHO DARES CHALLENGE AUNTY JOAN'S PAVLOVA?
Masterchef judge and ex head chef of Euro Shane Yardley will be cooking up a seven course extravaganza. Trained by the godfather of French cooking, Alain Ducasse, he will combine his incredible training with new ingredients, techniques and tastes. Think Christmas dinner, disrupted.
A location as Santa’s grotto in Tauranga. Brave foodies get a text one hour before. Go on, take a walk on the wild side.
Why should I leave the comfort of my elf-themed duvet?
Following on from three sell-out events, the Mount’s revolving restaurant is back for the Christmas edition. Guests will be transported to a white winter wonderland to devour a five course degustation dinner at a secret location.
What will you eat?
Our Let It Snow theme means your plate will be a celebration of traditional Christmas fare but with bold additions, unique twists and unconventional mash ups (and that’s not just the potatoes!). There will be meat, fish and all the trappings that go with it. We are also offering up a plant based option this year alongside our regular menu so none of you forward thinking foodies feel left out. If this isn’t for you, sign up to our newsletter to find out when we launch our 2020 Kitchen Takeover events.
Who is cooking?
Shane Yardley is a chef with platefuls of experience. Having spent the first part of his career training in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants including the Sanderson and Bistro Largo, he did a long stint as Simon Gault’s right hand man. He has now returned to the fold as a tutor at Toi Ohomai teaching the next generation how to cook like a pro. Career highlights include Head Chef of Euro, Fish and a guest judge on Masterchef. You’re in for a treat.
How does it work?
The set menu will be announced when you arrive and guests will be seated opposite or next to one another on a long table so you get to share your Christmas event with your pals.
Ready to trade your reindeer jumper for a dinner like no other?
Make and enquiry now so we can hear more about your wish list within 24 hours.
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