Welcome to our specialty class
Elemental AKL Garden.Smoke.Fire
If you hanker for a more rural life, head to Good from Scratch Cookery School’s Muriwai oasis to enjoy a taste of the farm.
Renowned chef Michael Van de Elzen and his capable wife Belinda will greet guests with a Tea or Plunger coffee on arrival . Mike will then show guests unique cooking styles favoured by the Cookery School . He will demonstrate how to prepare Pork Belly cooked over fire , before moving on to brining, stuffing, and rolling meats. He will also teach you all you need to know about Hot and Cold smoking , Rubs and Marinades. While your delicious lunch is cooking over the wood fire you’ll don your gumboots and head outdoors to see what the farm’s impressive kitchen gardens have to offer. Adrianne our head gardener will then describe a full cycle of nature as she will share Good from Scratch’s principles and practices on the Farm.
Then, with your appetite well and truly fired up guests will return to the communal table where their adventure began to enjoy a delicious meal and lively conversation as they gaze down the picturesque Taiapa Valley.