Wednesday March 21, 2018 INDULGE YOURSELF WITH
A touch of Italia
A taste of Italy - and Wairarapa WATCH THIS SPACE FOR PRODIGAL DAUGHTER WAIRARAPA FOODIE TOURS Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday dinner, Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch Wakelin House 123 Main St, Greytown 06 304 8869 • www.lapancetta.co.nz
Rachel Priestley of Greytown has her own range of cured meats, branded as The Prodigal Daughter. And that’s now the name of her restaurant, which she purchased in 2015 and which has been until now known as La Pancetta. The premises now feature a delicatessen which showcases her bacon and especially her Sicilian sausage. Rachel, a Kiwi chef, lived in Italy for ten years where she learned to create the spicy sausage. She also developed a passion for that country’s culture and food which she is eager to share. So she also sells a number of Italian culinary delights. And in the Wairarapa, she sees the same
sort of fresh quality ingredients that she was able to source in Italy. Wairarapa olive oil, including her own blends, cheese, handmade crackers, pates, pies and aioli are all part of her repertoire. She opened six restaurants for Italian clients, including a wine bar in Bormio, north of Milan. That was a particular challenge as no one there spoke English. So that understanding of international business is proving a hit for customers who love to sit in the elegant garden with a coffee or a wine and enjoy a taste of Italy. It is very much a destination point for foodies from the greater Wellington area - and no wonder.
awards. Known for their multi-award winning sausages, their beef ﬂavoured sausage has won 9 awards in the last decade at the annual Great NZ Sausage Competition - and that’s just for their beef ﬂavour! Multiple awards have also been won for other sausages, but it seems that their Kiwi classic beef sausage continually builds popularity amongst the judges & customers alike.
Palliser Ridge Lamb
and customers alike. As well as selling their own Lamb, Palliser Ridge has also expanded into Lambs Wool, Honey, and offer Farm Tours and Accommodation, so you can see ﬁrst hand where these items are produced and meet the people who are behind it. Check out www.palliserridge. co.nz or like them on Facebook for more info.
Established in the late 1800’s, Greytown Butchery is still operating in the same historic building. Current owners, Artisan Butcher Gavin Green & partner Julie, have transformed this iconic butchery into a gourmet, European-styled butchery that prides itself on top quality cuts with exceptional service to match. By maintaining old traditions of butchering, it is no wonder they consistently win
Palliser Ridge Lamb is free range and naturally grown on a variety of grass and herb forages. Produced in the South Wairarapa overlooking Palliser Bay, Palliser Ridge Lamb is a local product with a local story. Hand selected for the Greytown Butchery, offering a traceable meat for restaurants
Mr Feather’s Den is your classic New York
WWW.PALLISERRIDGE.CO.NZ SUPPORTED BY GREYTOWN BUTCHERY
C’est Cheese is proud to showcase one of the largest selections of New Zealand artisan cheese under one roof, alongside an extensive range of locally produced products such as olive oils, patés, chutneys, relishes, cured meats.
Open 7 days 10am to 6pm (late night Fridays - 7pm)
19 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston (on the intersection of SH’s 2 & 53)
Ph 06 308 6000
style Curio Shop but with a great New Zealand ﬂavour – we stock taxidermy, mid-century and retro lamps and ceramics, vintage and collectibles (including books) and original art and jewellery – all curated with an artist’s eye. Sweet – Kitchen & Delights has a remarkable range of local and imported sweet delights. Fudge and nougat and boiled sweets from one of New Zealand’s oldest artisan sweet makers,
gourmet Shoc chocolate made in the Wairarapa, as well as things you were just not expecting. Blueberry and chocolate rice pudding anyone? We also have vintage kitchenalia and cookbooks instore. C’est Cheese is one of the country’s leading cheese purveyors. It alone is worth a journey over the hill. But our store also has a huge range of incredible New Zealand (and imported) foods. There’s everything here you need for your Wairarapa escape.
FOR DELIGHTFUL AND SPECIAL TREATS & GIF TS 19 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston Ph 027 494 2289 (State Highway 2 next door to C’est Cheese)
MRFEATHERSDEN.COM Hours: 10am 5pm Thursday to Monday, closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Open 10am - 5pm, Thursday to Monday Next door to C’est Cheese, SH2, Featherston
Independent Herald 21-03-18