February 15, 2009
Take 36 purveyors of fine food and wine, pour into the beautiful Oamaru public gardens .
Heat to optimal temperature with sunshine, tempered by a gentle easterly breeze.
Pour in plenty of people and allow to mellow under blue sky.
Add chef’s secrets from Bevan Smith of Riverstone Kitchen and Fleur Sullivan of Fleurs Place seasoned with wine producers’ tales from Jim Jerram of Ostler Vinyard.
Spice with music from Boh Runga , Barry Saunders, The Rollicks, The Eastern and Spotless.
Relax, enjoy and thank those who made another Oamaru Wine & Food Festival such fun.
June 23, 2008
Lauraine Jacobs waxed lyrical about the delights of Riverstone Kitchen duirng her guest chef slot on Nine to Noon this morning.
The praise is well deserved. Chef Bevan Smith serves delicious food in simple but elegant surroundings. Most of the fruit and vegetables served are grown on the property and he features as much local produce as possible.
If you’ve time, a wander round the adjourning gift shop run by Bevan’s mother, Dot, is a delightful way to finish your visit.