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Dining RoomBe our guest

If you are limited for time but would like to sample some real Kiwi hospitality, we invite you to have dinner in a New Zealand home.

Enjoy a 3 course traditional meal featuring tender, succulent New Zealand lamb with fresh vegetables and a glass of local wine.

Experience the joy of eating New Zealand's most famous dessert, the pavlova.

Easy to book in Auckland, Christchurch, Ashburton and Queenstown (these areas are especially suitable for groups). Minimum of 4 people.

Pick up from central city hotel or motel

  • Share a delicious home-cooked dinner

  • Enjoy pleasant conversation

  • Delight in the warmth and friendly hospitality of your hosts

  • Be driven back to your accommodation

Comments to Hosts:

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful dinner and delightful evening, complete with a bagpipe performance. We showed everyone our pictures and video when we got back to the hotel. They were all a bit jealous...You made our trip to New Zealand so special." Nancy & Rick, USA

"The delicious meal was prepared with loving hands. You guys were so gracious to open up your nice home to us. Your gardens are beautiful.  The conversation with you helped us get a little insight into life in New Zealand. What a beautiful country!" Nora, USA



24 pavlovaPavlova - New Zealand's favourite dessert

Why not try making one of your own. This is a simple recipe, you really can't go wrong with this!

4 egg whites

1 cup caster sugar

2 teaspoons cornflour

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in sugar and when really stiff and glossy fold in cornflour, vinegar and vanilla essence. Pile into a circle on a foil-lined baking tray. Smooth top and mark ridges up the sides with a knife if desired.

Bake at 120 Celcius for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 100C and continue to cook a further 45 minutes. Turn off heat and leave pavlova in oven until cool.

Pile high with whipped cream and fruit of your choice - strawberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, pineapple, passionfruit, peaches etc. If no fruit available use grated chocolate and chopped nuts.

Serves 6


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