Archive for May, 2010

A Rockin New Zealand Glacier

May 24, 2010

Passengers aboard two Glacier Explorers boats at Aoraki Mount Cook last weekend were treated to a real show-stopper when the largest iceberg in the Tasman Glacier terminal lake rolled over and split in two right before their eyes. …

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New Zealand Heli Fishing Adventure

May 18, 2010

Join luxury New Zealand travel specialists Lookout Point on a remarkable heli fishing adventure from Auckland to Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. Arranged and managed by Lookout Point, the New Zealand luxury travel and adventure experts.

New Zealand Atkins Ranch Rack of Lamb

May 12, 2010

Atkins Ranch Rack of Lamb

2 Atkins Ranch Racks Of Lamb, frenched if you like

2 T fresh chopped marjoram, basil, mint or parsley

2 tsp melted butter 4T bread crumbs– whole meal

2 tsp Dijon mustard Grated rind of 2 lemons

1. Toss melted butter through the breadcrumbs, add fresh herbs and lemon rind.

2. Coat the back (meaty) side of the rack with mustard. Firmly press on the herbed breadcrumbs.

3. Preheated oven to 4000 F, cook the racks for 20 minutes for rare lamb, 25 minutes for medium.

4. Remove lamb from the oven and let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with: Small whole potatoes, with a side dish of tomatoes, zucchini, onion and peppers sautéed together till tender. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

To Barbecue: Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes each side. Cook the herbed side last.

A wide choice of New Zealand wine will complement this dish. Look for Pinot noir from Central Otago, Waipara or maybe Martinborough. Or Bordeaux blends from Hawkes Bay or Waiheke Island.

New Zealand Cervena Cooking Demonstration

May 6, 2010

Delicious venison from New Zealand is called Cervena.

Some of the most celebrated chefs and culinary innovators from around the globe will show off their skills at the world’s largest restaurant industry trade show this spring.

This year’s NRA Show® will feature the brand-new World Culinary Showcase, where attendees experience high-energy, interactive cooking demonstrations and find the information and inspiration to create fun, flavorful and nutritious menu ideas.

NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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New Zealand Wine and Golf

May 5, 2010

Lookout Point founder David Hiatt discusses the attraction of New Zealand as an international golf destination. Courses such as Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers hold obvious appeal but sometimes it is the quiet country courses off the beaten path that provide as much appeal to travellers.

Like all destination golf resorts, New Zealand has a range of stunning local wines and foods.

Finding New Zealand Wine From Importer Station Imports

May 3, 2010

Sometimes the trick to finding new and delicious New Zealand wines is as simple as reading the back label and getting to know who the importer is. Station Imports is one example of a small and specialized wine importer who only imports wines from one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Station Imports is very focused and exclusively works with wineries in Central Otago. This is a unique collection of wines including Rippon, Kawarau Estate, Sleeping Dogs, Freefall, Nevis Bluff and Mount Michael.

These wines are special, they are not in every grocery or wine store or on every wine list. You will have to go exploring to find them and that is all part of the joy.