Marlborough Dinner Series at The Grill

24th to 27th February

  • When: 24th to 27th February
  • Venue: The Grill by Sean Connolly, SkyCity, Auckland
  • Tickets: Click on the book online button below or email to reserve your seats
  • Pricing: $135pp
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Four exclusive nights of food and wine matches from the Marlborough Region at The Grill by Sean Connolly, 24 – 27 February

The Marlborough Dinner Series offers a taste of New Zealand’s largest wine region that can usually only be found when visiting Marlborough.

The series showcases the wines of four Marlborough wineries that can’t be found in the supermarket. Sean Connolly has matched the wines of Nautilus Estate, Hunters Wines, Seresin Estate and Hans Herzog with four beautifully crafted menus with produce from Marlborough.

Each dinner offers five courses, four of them matched with wine for only $135pp. Diners will be hosted by the winemakers in an intimate setting of just 40 people.

Each dinner begins at 6.30pm and will be on shared tables.

The hardest choice will be which dinner to attend – you will find the mouth watering menu’s below to help make the decision.

Herzog Dinner on Wednesday 27th February is sold out.

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February 24th - Nautilus Estate
Hosted by winemaker Brett Bermingham
Steamed Cloudy Bay Clams, Jamon, chilli& parsley 
Winemakers selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Raspberry & white pepper gravlax of Ora King Salmon, crème fraiche 
Chardonnay 2011
Crumbed Premium Game wild rabbit, parmesan polenta 
Pinot Noir 2010
Premium Game hen ‘Saltimbucco’ on confit of portobello mushroom 
Four barriques Pinot Noir 2009

February 25th - Hunters Wines
Hosted by Jane Hunter OBE, CNZM
Ceviche of Marlborough blue cod with pink grapefruit and pomegranate 
Miru Miru NV
Ora King Salmon, beetroot, lime, chilli and Tio Point Oyster 
Oak Aged Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Premium Game Wild Venison and spiced cherries 
Pinot Noir 2009
Marlborough stone fruit and short bread Sabayon
Hukapapa 2011

February 26th - Seresin Estate
Hosted by winemaker Richard Garbielsson
Seresin Reisling jelly, Tio Point Oysters 
Memento Reisling 2011
Raw salad of Marlborough blue cod, coconut, chilli 
Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Caramelized Hapuka, steamed Greenshell Mussels and Indian spiced broth 
Viognier 2010
Slow cooked Premium Game Wild Goat with morel mushroom sauce 
Home Pinot Noir 2009

Sold Out
February 27th - Hans Herzog Estate 

Hosted by Therese and Hans Herzog
Ōra King salmon ham, Sean’s Green Eggs and Jamon 
Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2010
Cloudy Bay Clams, bouillabaisse consomme 
Viognier 2010
Premium Game Wild Pork terrine, cabbage and pecorino slaw
Pinot Noir 2008
Premium Game Wild Venison on swede and carrot crush with spiced cocoa sauce
Spirit of Marlborough 2003

All meals will be finished with:
Uncle Joe’s Walnuts and Sweet Nature Honey Comb with New Zealand cheese

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The Grill by Sean Connolly, The SKYCITY Grand Hotel. Federal Street, Auckland.