Nick Honeyman Wanaka Pop Up Restaurant January 2016
Following a sell-out summer season in the South of France, chef Nick Honeyman is bringing his restaurant Le Petit Leon to Wanaka in January for four nights only.
Found in small village of St Leon sur Vezere in Dordogne, Nick is a co-owner of Le Petit Leon which opens for only nine weeks every summer. South African born Nick has plied his trade in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and France. He’s worked in renowned three Michelin star institutions Arpège and Astrance in Paris, at Becasse in Sydney and Auckland’s French Café, before becoming Executive chef at The Commons and Everybodys Izakaya both in the city of sails.
Announcing Le Petit Leon Wanaka Nick says he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to be based in the heart of Central Otago and make the most of the region’s bountiful summer produce. “Nothing beats cooking with fresh, seasonal produce. Wanaka provides so many opportunities in summer – from local merino, to freshly caught lake trout, summer berries, cherries and stonefruit, honey and even lavender. I can’t wait to incorporate these into a tasting menu for friends to enjoy over long Central Otago evenings.”
At Le Petit Leon I use the best produce from the region, collecting the ingredients from the market each morning. It’s high energy and simple food using the best ingredients and it is this experience and flavour I will bring to Wanaka.
Dinner will be a four-course degustation that can be enjoyed with four matched Central Otago wines or with drinks available by the glass. Le Petit Leon Wanaka will pop up at The Venue, Corner of Cardrona Valley Road and Orchard Road.
Nick says Le Petit Leon Wanaka helps him filful his dream of chasing the sun and savouring the finest summer produce what’s more it is a way of sharing this experience with Wanaka locals and visitors.
Le Petit Leon Wanaka is part of the inaugural Feast Wanaka – a four day festival of Central Otago food and drink which also includes the Central Otago Cellar Door from noon – 4pm on Wednesday 13 January 2016.
WHAT Le Petit Leon Wanaka, restaurant for four nights only
WHEN Dinner from 7pm; Sunday 10, Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 January 2016
COST Four course menu $120 or $150 with matched Central Otago wines
WHERE Le Petit Leon Wanaka at The Venue, Corner of Cardrona Valley Road and Orchard Road, Wanaka.
BOOKING Dinner bookings taken from Sunday 1 November 2015. All November bookings receive a complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival.
www.feastwanaka.co.nz or Facebook: Feast Wanaka
MORE DETAILS Organiser Nicola McConnell 027 218 8120 or www.feastwanaka.co.nz