Last night I went to the first Zomato Wellington dinner event. The dinner was held at Chameleon, the restaurant inside Wellington’s Intercontinental Hotel. You may remember that I have already had a very enjoyable meal here, thanks to Lucy from Wellington Foodies. That was the summer menu, this return meant getting to try the newly launched autumn menu.
I walked into the hotel with a few butterflies in my tummy and was shown to where our group had gathered in the bar area. The group included several other bloggers, Geoff from the hotel, Shaun and James from Zomato and Helen from Ata Rangi wines. The evening started with a gin or vodka from the bars special syphons and a few chats about what blogging is. We started off strangers and after a wonderful meal with matching wines, ended up a very chatty group indeed. It was a lovely evening and I have spent the day today smiling. I have also told a fair few people about my meal and how they too must go and enjoy the wonderful food and beautiful space that is Chameleon.
The meal began with us finding our places and our personalised menus. The lovely Geoff explained about the concept of the menu and how it isn’t divided into courses, but more choices for what you would like to eat and when. We also learnt about the Martinborough Ata Rangi wine selection from Helen. It was all very interesting and listening to a small wine producer with a great passion for her job was awe inspiring. All evening much food was talked about and the conversations flowed freely for a bunch of strangers, it was great.
I will finish up now and leave you with a few pictures of the food. It was all excellent. Chameleon has defiantely kept its place on my fabulous meal out radar. In fact, it would be my number one choice for a meal out for date night, friends catch ups or any other excuse I could muster. The Ata Rangi wine was also excellent, I am not just saying that. I am not a big wine drinker but I found this a very good drop, there wasn’t one glass I didn’t like. I could taste the difference between the varieties and the quality. All round, a great night and I am very grateful to all involved.
Thank you Zomato, Chameleon at the Intercontinental and Ata Rangi Martinborough.