We love our food at Tiritiri Lodge, from decadent afternoon tea treats to hearty breakfasts there is always something delicious on offer when you are staying with us! Our chef Tiffany Firth is always on hand to prepare you your favourite dishes. At Tiritiri Lodge we believe that fresh, local, seasonal food is always the tastiest and we approach it with a relaxed and rustic hand to ensure that the fresh produce is always the star. Read about Tiffany in the November 2009 Cuisine Magazine.
At breakfast choose from our menu or simply ask the chef to design a dish that’s right for you. Try Tiffany’s special avocado hollandaise on local free range eggs with Aoraki smoked salmon or ricotta and raspberry hotcakes made with our homegrown raspberries.
Every evening we offer tasty appetisers matched to the finest local wines.
Delicious four course meals can be provided for dinner by arrangement featuring seasonal produce, fine wines and devilish desserts. Dinners are hosted by Stephanie and Denis with a set menu that we design around our guests tastes. You can request your favourite dessert or main or trust in the chef to cook you something fresh and delicious. The lodge also offers special individualised wine tours and meet the winemaker dinners.
Read some examples of our menus - click here.
Tiffany will showcase local produce including West Coast whitebait, Bluff oysters, salmon, lamb and venison. Otago is a wonderful fruit and wine growing area and in summer the stone fruit including peaches, cherries, plums, apricots and berries of all kinds are delicious and readily available. In summer go raspberry or cherry picking with the chef and then join her in the kitchen to learn how to make a wonderful raspberry shortcake.
Complimentary afternoon tea is provided each day with amazing cakes, scones and tarts, fresh espresso coffee and a variety of organic teas. Some evenings will feature New Zealand wine tastings and gourmet local cheese plates.
3 course meals matched to fine local wines are available by appointment, at $130 per head. Light meals are also available, especially great on the first night of your stay for $65 for adults or $25 for children. This includes a main meal with a dessert and a glass of wine.
Light Meal Options:
Crispy Skinned Salmon fillet with lemon and caper butter sauce.
Chicken Caesar Salad with garlic croutons and a poached egg.
Porterhouse Steak with green peppercorn sauce and greens.
Curry - rich, delicious and seasonal.
Soup du jour served with a crispy salad and homemade sourdough
Pasta of the day served with homemade sourdough and a fresh garden salad.
Vegetarian options available.
Recipes from Tiritiri Lodge
See our recipes page for some of Tiritiri Lodge favourite recipes.
This winter we grew our first crop and it is so delicious. We used a recipe from Stephanie Alexander-Elizabeth Schneider's baked curly kale. Next winter we plan to plant more.