NZ Star Chef Nic Watt to host five-day food & wine event at Vomo Island Fiji
Take an internationally renowned New Zealand chef-restaurateur with a passion for Asian flavours, a grand French Champagne house, exquisite New Zealand wines, and a luxurious 5-star private island resort on the cusp of Fiji’s Yasawa Islands and you have the ingredients for a rare and exceptional culinary event.
This exclusive event will unfold between 24-28 May at Vomo Island Fiji where Nic Watt will showcase a specially created range of dishes for five days of degustation dinners, wine tastings, long lunches and sundowner events accompanied by wines from Mason Billecart-Salmon Champagne and the premier New Zealand wine distributor, Dhall and Nash.
Mark Leslie, General Manager of Vomo Island Fiji says, “Nic Watt certainly has a similar philosophy to Vomo about food, which is why we are so excited to bring Nic and Vomo together for this event. I really hope many of our regular guests will put this in their diary. It’s going to be special.”
Well known for his string of successful hospitality ventures including Masu, the multi-award-winning Japanese robata restaurant and bar at SKYCITY Auckland, and Madame Hanoi in Adelaide, Nic Watt creates a cuisine that marries the sophistication of French food with fresh seasonal produce and the simplicity and vibrant natural flavours of Asian cuisines. Nic Watt is also known for the culinary craftsmanship and attention to detail that has helped to create his stellar career in some of the world’s top restaurants from London to Tokyo.
The five days of the Vomo culinary event will open on Thursday 24 May with a tasting dinner menu, followed on Friday evening with a sunset wine tasting event by Dhall and Nash at the island’s famous Rocks Bar, with a Nic Watt tasting dinner menu.
Events over the weekend include a Small Plates Degustation at Rocks Bar and a six-course Long Lunch menu celebrating the 200th birthday of Billecart-Salmon Champagne, prepared by Vomo Executive Chef, Nicholas Samaris and his culinary team. Monday 28 May offers a fitting finale with a Nic Watt Presents Canapés @ Rocks Bar event.
For Vomo regulars and newcomers attracted to the island by the culinary event, it will be an opportunity to sample wines from the venerable Maison Billecart-Salmon Champagne house, founded in 1818. Billecart-Salmon Champagnes are admired by some of the world’s leading wine critics and a Billecart-Salmon vintage gained first place in the Champagne of the Millennium 1999 against 150 of the finest 20th-century Champagnes.
Exceptional New Zealand wines from Auckland-based premier fine wine distribution company, Dhall & Nash, will also be showcased at the five-day event. Dhall and Nash sources only the finest local and imported wines, including Maison Billecart-Salmon, and regularly holds exclusive tasting events and dinners at award-winning restaurants. The wines supplied at the special events will be available at reduced special prices.
Eighty-seven hectare, all-inclusive and family-friendly Vomo Island Fiji provides some of the most luxurious accommodation in Fiji in hillside villas nestled in the resort’s beautiful gardens, and private beachfront residences on the beachfront. Discounted rates for the Vomo Culinary Event (stay five nights, pay for four; stay seven nights, pay for five) are available.
For more details about the Vomo Culinary Event 24-26 May 2018, visit: www.vomofiji.com