For Plate of Origin 2018 Wharerata hosted a one-off event on Thursday 15 March 2018 showcasing Nelson-Tasman. The specially crafted five-course menu highlighted excellent produce from across the wider region. This event will be back for Plate of Origin 2019 showcasing the region of Taranaki.
Conveniently located on Massey’s Turitea Campus, this tranquil homestead and gardens provides a private and picturesque backdrop for the one-off event during 2018 Plate of Origin. Wharerata Head Chef Sean Kereama put together a specially crafted-five course menu, paired with five New Zealand wines from The Village Wine Trader.
THE CHEF | Sean Kereama
Sean’s varied 25-year career includes time as head chef at the Palmerston North Quality Hotel (now the Millennium), executive chef at Valentine’s and a range of teaching and large event catering positions. Since January 2014, Sean has been the Manawatu Branch President for the Restaurant Association of New Zealand.
THE WINE | The Village Wine Trader
The Village Wine Trader is independently owned by Duncan Win, sourcing and providing only the best quality wines. With 25 years experience, Duncan will be able match a wine to your specific needs and occasion.
Nelson is a total package of inspiring people and activity within a unique natural environment, a focus on art and artisans and excellence in producing fine wine and craft beer. The culture is mirrored in the exquisite seafood and gourmet meals from a range of restaurants. The famous Nelson Market is the ultimate eclectic experience. Famed for aromatics, chardonnay and pinot noir, Nelson is home to some of NZ’s best wineries who pride themselves on excellence and boutique quality.