Among the breathtaking landscape of Central Otago, a culinary gem beckons discerning palates and adventurous spirits alike. Stoneridge, renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation, invites you to experience an extraordinary dining experience. Our unique ‘Trust the Chef’ private dining offering, where our talented chef crafts a daily changing five-course degustation menu inspired by the seasons and showcasing Central Otago’s finest regional produce.
Unveiling a Culinary Masterpiece
Imagine stepping into the elegant ambience of Stoneridge Lodge’s dining room, where every detail whispers refinement and sophistication. As you settle into your seat and take in the spectacular views over the vineyard, lake and mountains, anticipation builds for the gastronomic adventure about to unfold.
We invite you to ‘Trust the Chef’.
Relinquish control to our talented chef, who will take you on a journey where each dish is a revelation, and every bite a moment of pure delight. It is a dining experience shrouded in mystery and exclusivity, promising surprises at every turn.
Seasonal Inspirations on a Plate
Central Otago is a land of contrasts, where the seasons paint the landscape with an ever-changing palette of colours and flavours. At Stoneridge, the menu is a tribute to this natural rhythm, with each dish thoughtfully curated to reflect the essence of the season. From the crisp freshness of spring to the hearty warmth of winter, guests are treated to a curated compilation of flavours that mirror the beauty of the region. Our commitment to using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients not only ensures the freshest flavours but also supports the local community and honours the land.
A Symphony of Tastes
Prepare to be entranced as each course unfolds, revealing a masterful blend of flavours, textures, and culinary techniques. From delicate seafood starters to succulent hand-selected meat courses to indulgent desserts, the five-course degustation offers dishes crafted with precision and artistry. Each course showcases our chef’s expertise and creativity, leaving a lasting impression on even the most discerning palate. This is a culinary symphony where every note is perfectly tuned, and every dish is a masterpiece in its own right.
Our Chef’s Vision: Creating a Sense of Place
At the heart of Stoneridge’s culinary philosophy is a deep respect for the land and a passion for showcasing the unique flavours of Central Otago. Our chef delivers a dining experience that celebrates our region’s rich culinary heritage. Through a careful selection of ingredients and a mastery of culinary techniques, the menu at Stoneridge reflects the essence of Central Otago, creating a sense of place that transports diners to the heart of this remarkable landscape with every bite.
To further enhance your experience, we encourage you to indulge in our curated wine pairing. Here, a selection of wines is expertly matched to each course, allowing you to explore the terroir of our region more deeply.
We are very proud to produce three wines on the property. Gourmet Traveller NZ Winemaker of the Year, Jenn Parr, has crafted a Pinot Noir, a Pinot Rose and a Pinot Gris for you to fully immerse yourself in the essence of Stoneridge.
Crafting Unforgettable Memories
When you ‘Trust the Chef’ for a private dining experience at Stoneridge, you are invited to surrender to the culinary expertise of our chef and allow yourself to be swept away by the tastes, aromas and sights of Central Otago. This is an intimate and personalised affair in our lodge dining space, where every detail is meticulously curated to create a meal that will linger in your memory long after the last bite.
Our five-course degustation menu changes daily and is designed around seasonal inspiration, so no two Stoneridge dining experiences are ever the same. This is an outstanding opportunity to fully appreciate the best Central Otago has to offer: the highest quality seasonal ingredients, expertly cooked and enjoyed by you whilst also taking in the exceptional landscape.
Reservations and Recommendations
If you are ready to ‘Trust the Chef’ and embark on this unique private dining experience and culinary odyssey, reservations are essential. Please contact our reservations team. Be sure to advise of any dietary requirements to make certain your meal is perfectly tailored to your needs and tastes.
Stoneridge beckons you to settle into our lodge dining space and simply ‘Trust the Chef’. Experience the vibrant flavours of Central Otago as our chef leads you on a journey across five courses of exciting tastes and textures, where each dish tells a story and every bite is an experience to savour.