When: Sunday, 1 July - Tuesday, 31 July
Where: Various Venues in Auckland
How much: varies
Official duck hunting season runs until the end of July, but for those who prefer the hospitable surroundings of a restaurant and a glass of Pinot Noir with their duck, the Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck trail offers New Zealanders the ultimate culinary Pinot Noir and Duck experience.
Eleven of the country’s best restaurants will be creating a food and wine match made in heaven, serving signature duck dishes paired with a glass of the Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir for diners to enjoy throughout the month.
Restaurants participating in Auckland:
Confit duck leg with whipped kumara, bok choy, orange and cinnamon glaze.
With a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir $57.95
Gameford Lodge duck breast, barley malt, red fruit, licorice and radicchio.
With a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir $60.00
Roast duck breast, lentils, chorizo, carrot puree and star anise jus.
With a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir $54.00
O’Connell Street Bistro
Lacquered duck breast and leg, choy sum, shiitake mushrooms and ginger spring onion broth.
With a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir $63.00
SPQR duck breast marinated with thyme, chilli flakes and coriander seeds, served with spinach, puy lentils and a vincotto reduction.
With a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir $38.50