2019 Participants, Wharerata Showcase

Wharerata Brewery Dinner

For Plate of Origin 2019 Wharerata will host a one-off  five-course event on Thursday 16 March showcasing Mikes Brewery from the region of Taranaki. Established in 1989, officially New’s Zealand’s oldest family owned real craft brewery.

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Wharerata Brewery Dinner

Wharererata is located on Massey’s Turitea Campus, this tranquil homestead and gardens provides a private and picturesque backdrop for the one-off event on Thursday 14 March during  Plate of Origin 2019. Wharerata Head Chef, Sean Kereama puts together a specially crafted-five course menu, paired with craft beers.  Tickets are $75.00 per person, book your seat today! wharerata@massey.ac.nz

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.

 

Taranaki was recently judged one of the world’s top regions to visit by Lonely Planet, with a number of its eateries making the grade. Sitting beneath a picture-perfect mountain, the region’s world class dairy sector has emerged from this lush volcanic landscape, as has an ability to grow just about anything. Both factors have influenced the region’s cuisine, with exquisite cuts of meat, diverse dairy production and locally grown produce featuring strongly, with fresh fish and rich stocks of kai moana adding to the wonderfully diverse array of taste experiences. Through its cuisine you’ll experience Taranaki’s laid-back coastal culture, its innovative heart, and its legendary spirit of hospitality.

Taranaki’s tipples of choice are craft beer and coffee, and both are brewed to perfection, generally organically, and exported around the world, along with almost all of the region’s food production.

 

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