I had the best day off on Friday and the best day out with my twitter found friend, Nikki. Both Nikki and I have a knack for winning things, I am successful on the odd occasion and Nikki is a champion winner. This time I was the winner and decided Nikki had to come with me as she is so kind at sharing her prizes. This competition was a like and share affair –
“Today is Boomrock’s 17th BIRTHDAY! Thanks to Sweet Bakery & Cakery for these delicious cupcakes! To celebrate we are giving away two tickets to the C J Pask Winemakers lunch on Friday the 28th of November. Like our page & share this post to *WIN*. Competition ends 10th November 2014. All entrants must be over 18”
And on the 10th November –
Congratulations to the winner of Boomrock’s birthday competition! Emma has won two tickets to our CJ Pask Winery winemaker’s lunch hosted by the lovely Kate Radburnd. Kate will share her stunning wines that are matched to an incredible four-course lunch by resident chef, Mark Hartstonge!
Emma can you please get in touch to confirm your booking.
YES! I WAS THE RIGHT EMMA.
Our day started with getting picked up locally and driven in a fancy vehicle with automatically opening doors. We chatted along the way about where we were going and what exactly Boomrock is and where it is. Being driven was a very nice touch as wine was involved in the day and those roads are rather windy.
As we arrived first we got to explore and chat with Kate from Pask Winery and enjoy a lovely glass of Kate Radburnd Berry Blush Rose 13 in front of the open fire. Yes, it is just about summer but it was a windy day and the logs burning smelt like an English Christmas. The whole place looked like Christmas and it was beautiful. After a while we were joined by the rest of the group who were over from Nelson for their Christmas function. They were a great bunch and not at all your typical bunch of accountants.
Before sitting down for food we had the opportunity for some extreme golf, the top prize being a party worth up to $75,000. Nobody won. We did some clay pigeon shooting, I think I only managed to hit my very first target out of 10 but I enjoyed the challenge.
So, to the food and wine. It was scrumptious.
I am not going to go into great detail, you can see the menu and see the food and even see the wine we had with each course. All of the food was beautiful and matched perfectly with the wine, I really did get an understanding of what matching can do for both food and wine. In one of the photos below you can see the difference between the Syrah and Pinot Noir.
Hearing Kate’s passion for what she does was lovely. Pask Wine and its various off shoots sit in the middle bracket of wine and are certainly now going to be my purchased wine for taking and serving. My Christmas shopping will certainly involve a bottle or four.
Going to Boomrock and experiencing this day was truly wonderful. I now plan to fully launch myself into finding all my single friends partners so I can attend weddings there. I would certainly go back for an event lunch and would suggest the trip out to others. My plans for 2015 will include visiting Pask Winery and maybe even attending one of their food events. So may 2015 be full of weddings, wine and trips to Hawkes Bay.