Homewood

Homewood, in suburban Karori, Wellington, began as a large cottage for Wellington judge Henry Chapman in 1847

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Events - August 1 - 31

Blue Duck Station at Homewood: Jack Cashmore (Central North Island)

In the heart of the central North Island, bordering the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks, is a remote and beautiful farm and conservation project, Blue Duck Station. On its highest ridge, only reachable by chopper or four wheel drive, is New Zealand’s most unique new restaurant: The Chef’s Table at Blue Duck Station. This extraordinary dining experience is orchestrated by up-and-coming British chef Jack Cashmore. Jack brings his passion for taste and knowledge of cuisine from time spent at two Michelin starred restaurants, Sat Bains in Nottingham, In de Wulf in Belgium and as head chef at Anglo in London.

Jack brings the wild and remote to the grandeur and elegance of Homewood, official residence of the British High Commissioner. This exceptional black tie, fine-dining experience recreates a sensory, immersive, native rainforest environment in which diners enjoy a ten-course tasting menu, using foraged ingredients and complemented with wine pairings from Ata Rangi. The evening concludes with discussion on conservation, sustainability and a better New Zealand with Dan Steele, conservationist, sustainable farmer and owner of Blue Duck Station over coffee and digestifs.

  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free_possible
  • VVegetarian_possible

Dates:

Various times throughout August

Aug 06, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 07, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Aug 08, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Price: $275

Event enquiries: residencemanager@homewood.org.nz

The Great British Gin Night

There’s nothing more quintessentially British than gin. And what better place to have a gin night than at the British High Commissioner’s elegant residence, Homewood. This is a full-on sensory gin experience, featuring traditional and new, sloe and fast, different garnishes, spices, herbs, botanicals and even hokey pokey. Your gin cocktails will be matched with a tantalising array of finger food – classic smoked salmon, London jellied eels, fish and chips, a touch of Marmite and Britain’s favourite takeaway, chicken tikka masala.

  • NFNut Free_possible

Dates:

Various times throughout August

Aug 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Price: $110

Event enquiries: residencemanager@homewood.org.nz