Arrive at your Russell holiday destination to a fridge and pantry stocked with the essentials to tide you over for the first couple of days. This includes healthy and delicious freshly made breakfasts, artisan bread, a platter of New Zealand cheeses, premium cured meats, homemade relish and other tasty ingredients to throw together a sandwich or simply nibble on as hunger strikes. A complimentary bottle of New Zealand wine ensures a relaxing start to your stay.

This can be replenished every few days if so desired.

Sample Breakfasts:

  • Fresh seasonal or preserved fruits
  • Chia seed pot or Acai bowl
  • Organic yoghurt (dairy or coconut)
  • Fresh or frozen smoothies
  • Savoury breakfast muffins
  • Hand made preserves

Three tempting courses, consisting of an appetiser, main and dessert, cooked and ready to serve cold or reheated, or else prepped and readied for you to cook, complete with instructions, delivered to your kitchen. These will vary daily, based on seasonal supply, but we endeavour to use organic (where possible) fresh local ingredients (we grow our own organic greens and herbs) local seafood and only the best quality free range New Zealand grown hormone free meats.

For example:

  • Seafood mousse with red capsicum brunoise
  • Parmesan crusted chicken, white truffle mash and caramelised roasted root vegetables
  • Citrus angel cakes with lemon confit

. . .

  • Chicken and pistachio coconut broth
  • Sesame ginger baked salmon with Asian greens
  • Green tea ice cream with Whittaker’s dark chocolate sauce

 . . .

  • Beetroot cured Kingfish sashimi
  • Pan fried venison steaks with pinot noir and juniper berry jus
  • Gluten free molten chocolate pots, freeze dried raspberries and organic Greek yoghurt

We make it easy for you…

Choose a seafood or meat BBQ (vegetarian option can be included) with one or more (depending on numbers) of the following examples, or other options based on seasonal availability. These will be prepped and ready for you to simply   cook at your leisure. Mouth watering salads designed to match your choice are included along with artisan bread.

Sample Meat BBQ options:

  • Herbed lamb rack
  • Gourmet sausage
  • Butterflied chicken
  • Duck leg
  • Angus beef steak

Sample Seafood BBQ options:

  • Whole baked fish
  • Coconut crusted prawn skewers
  • Green lipped mussels
  • Salmon steaks
  • Seafood medley

A romantic picnic (maybe a proposal?), a helicopter or boat trip to a remote beach or simply a day out exploring, made even better with a beautiful classic wicker picnic hamper stocked with picnic fare and complimentary wine for a memorable day. We even supply the picnic rug...couldn’t be easier! Let us surprise you with our choices based on your occasion and numbers, and make your picnic perfect.

Do you have a birthday, anniversary or special occasion you wish to celebrate with a restaurant quality dinner or cocktail party at your place without the effort involved? We can do the cooking for you.... talk to us about the options available and let us make your celebration relaxing and enjoyable.  

We recommend you book the services you require when making your holiday reservations to avoid disappointment but we will take bookings up to 48 hours in advance if we are able to. Shorter notice may be possible depending on the time of year and our prior bookings. Special occasions require planning in advance, please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

Note: Menus vary from day to day… the surprise is half the experience. Paleo, gluten and dairy free or other allergy and restricted dietary requirements are our specialty and can be accommodated.

Please advise us of any special dietary requirements when making your booking.