Last night we were among nearly 200 people enjoying Alliance Pure South’s gala dinner at the Skyline restaurant in Queenstown.
Skyline’s chef had made way in his kitchen for three of NZchefs Olympic squad who will be competing in the culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany later this year.
We were asked not to take photos or share the menu on social media so I can’t tell you exactly what we ate.
But I can say that among the ingredients the chefs used was prime Alliance meat and what they served was a delight for the eyes and the taste buds.
The team’s chef de mission Graham Hawkes asked why New Zealand doesn’t sell itself as a culinary destination when our food can be as stunning as our scenery and other attractions.
Many would travel long distances to dine as we did last night.
I’m grateful for that experience and to be part of the chain which provides the top meat for our top chefs.