Our first event was hosted by one of my favourite foodies, Ruth Pretty. The Dairy Made was a celebration of all things dairy. (Think milk, cream, butter, cheese ... mmm.) Fittingly, the event was held at The Milk Station in Otaki, an old 1900s milk station converted into a beautiful venue and function centre. Check out the decor.
|I'd love a chandeleir like this|
(and a house big enough to hang it).
|'Old school' milk and dairy memorabilia|
|This copper milk jug used to carry 5l of milk at a time.|
|I love the huge wooden doors in the background.|
They led through to an interior courtyard.
|A touch of spring.|
We began with the first course of smoked fish pie with walnut and Colby crumble and fennel lemon salad. The wine match was 2014 Soho Jagger Pinot Gris from Awatere Valley.
|European style interior courtyard.|