North Otago’s Riverstone Kitchen is a finalist in Cuisine’s restaurant of the year again.
It won the supreme award two years ago and was the regional winner last year.
The food and service are equal to any I’ve had anywhere in the world and it’s continuing success in these awards show it’s not justparochial people like me who thinks so.
It specialises in simple, fresh food, much of which is grown on the property or near by.
If you can’t get there in person, you could get a taste of what they serve via chef Bevan Smith’s recipe books.
The 50 finalists are:
Antoine’s RestauranT, Café HanoI, Cibo, Clooney, Cocoro, Coco’s Cantina, Depot! District Dining, Ebisu, Kitchen at Hotel De Brett, Merediths, MooChowChow, O’Connell Street Bistro, Ponsonby Road Bistro, Roxy, Sidart, Soul Bar and Bistro, The Engine Room, The French Café, The Grill, The Grove, TriBeCa, Vinnie
Palate, Chim-Choo-Ree, Victoria Street Bistro
Black Barn Bistro, Elephant Hill Estate & Winery, Terroir at Craggy Range
Ambeli, Arbitrageur, Capitol, Hippopotamus, Logan Brown, Martin Bosley’s! Matterhorn, Ortega Fish Shack & Bar, The Larder, The White House
Edesia, Pegasus Bay Winery Restaurant, Pestacore
South Canterbury/ Oamaru *
Amisfield Bistro, Wai, Wakatipu Grill
Pier 24, Two Chefs Bistro
Cuisine profiles them all here
* I think South Canterbury/Oamaru is a category not a geographical mistake.