Celeb chef plans to catch and cook Aitutaki’s finest seafood

Saturday June 15, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Celebrity New Zealand chef Al Brown will be part of a special evening at Pacifi c Resort Aitutaki in November. 19061021 Celebrity New Zealand chef Al Brown will be part of a special evening at Pacifi c Resort Aitutaki in November. 19061021

Renowned chef Al Brown is coming to Aitutaki’s 5-star Pacific Resort to host an exclusive $125-a-head cocktail reception and dinner.

 

The November 22 event will feature a dinner designed and prepared by guest-chef Brown, who is known for some of New Zealand’s most famous restaurants, as well as appearances on international TV shows like Masterchef.

Brown is comfortable not just in the kitchen or in his silver-service restaurants, but also taking people out fishing on his boat in the rugged Cook Strait, or foraging on Wellington’s south coast.

Pacific Resorts described Brown as perhaps the most quintessentially “Kiwi” chef.

The resort chain says he has redefined New Zealand’s culinary identity with his eatery Depot and its refined local fare. And now, he is teaming up with the Pacific Resort Culinary team led by Parisian chef Jean Pierre Boulot, who formerly headed the kitchen at Tahiti’s world famous “The Brando”.

“With their backgrounds in fine dining, Brown and Boulot bring their combined gastronomic expertise and their love for food to this exclusive event.”

Appreciating “simplicity” in their eating experiences, Boulot says: “Less is more.”

And while Brown says he enjoys eating just about anything, most of all, he savours “simple food cooked perfectly.”

Brown’s passion for hunting and fishing has seen him track some of New Zealand’s finest wild food to produce dishes of game and seasonal delicacies. With some patience and a bit of luck, he hopes to personally catch and prepare some of Aitutaki’s best local seafood for this exclusive evening.

Tickets to the limited-seating event are $125 per person; guests can also book a special Al Brown package to stay at Pacific Resort Aitutaki which includes five nights’ accommodation and two complimentary tickets to the culinary experience.

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