The Rees - True South

NZ’s Leading Hotel Residence
The Rees Hotel Queenstown was honoured to be announced as the winner of the New Zealand Leading Hotel Residence Award in the prestigious 2013 World Travel Awards.


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True South Culinary Series | 8th April 2014
With fine wines from Pegasus Bay

Join us for a five course tasting menu with a selection of exquisite wines.

Date: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Time: 6:30pm pre dinner drinks, 7pm dinner commences
Where: The Rees Hotel’s True South Dining Room
Tickets: $125 per person
OR Dinner Bed & Breakfast Package $295 per person based on 2 people sharing an Executive Lake View Hotel Room.
[Extra night/s: $147.50 per person, per night]

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Pegasus Bay was established by the Donaldson family in the mid 80’s who were pioneers of the Canterbury wine industry. Their wine making philosophy is to grow grapes to the highest quality, which fully expresses the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the upmost respect. Pegasus Bay has been rated as one of NZ’s top 5 producers by influential US wine critic Robert Parker and named Canterbury’s top producer of fine wine by well known NZ wine writer Michael Cooper.

Dinner hosted by Edward Donaldson (Pegasus Bay) and Ben Batterbury (True South Dining Room)

Ben Batterbury, True South Dining Room
Our award-winning Executive Chef Ben Batterbury is a cuisine expert with a polished repertoire that includes French and English fusion mingled with the flavors of Madeira on the Portuguese archipelago. Ben’s signature is using quality, seasonal ingredients that he personally sources in Central Otago before intimately crafting them in his kitchen to ensure culinary perfection.

Ben has attracted the attention and praise of media such as Good Morning, MiNDFOOD and Cuisine magazine. Formerly the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Ambassador for 2012, his favourite eateries were recently included in ‘Where Chefs Eat’, a prestigious restaurant guide published by Phaidon Press.

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  • 28th April 2013: Destiny Bay Waiheke & Left Bank Bordeaux
  • 12th September 2012: Te Mata Wine Dinner
  • 12 May 2012: True South Culinary Series With Pasquale Viticultural
  • 31st March 2012: True South Culinary Series With Pegasus Bay
  • 2011: Moët & Chandon Champagne Dinner
  • 1st October 2011: Escarpment & Bilancia Winemakers Dinner
  • 6th August 2011: Millton Winemakers Dinner – James Milton
  • 5th February 2011: Mishas Vineyard, Central Otago – Olly Masters
  • 11th June 2011: Kumeu River, Auckland – Michael Brajkovich




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