Long Lunch


Life should be about gorgeous gardens and long lunches. You can do both in Hawera on the second Saturday of our garden festival.

Take a bus from the TAFT office and head to the graceful Tairoa Lodge for a house tour and three-course luncheon with wine tasting from Mike Radich. Then take a gentle wander around the festival garden and before heading back on the bus.

At a long table in the soothing festival garden, you can enjoy a salad of prosciutto, roasted pear, Kikorangi blue cheese, candied Egmont “Raw” Honey walnuts and rocket, served with pomegranate & honey vinaigrette.

Next, you’ll be served a “Paddock to Plate” offering of lamb rump cooked medium rare on potato gratin with pistachio, mint pesto & baby roasted beets with a wine jus. To finish, there’s a lemon & Juno Gin trifle with lemon sorbet. 

This will be a delectable event, perfect for friends wanting to enjoy all the good things in life.

Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available for each course.


Date / Time Saturday 3rd November 11:30am
Venue Tairoa Lodge, 3 Puawai St, Hawera
Booking TAFT office Cnrs of Brougham & Powderham Sts New Plymouth, Ph 06 7598 412

Bookings essential, Limited numbers

Please note, remaining tickets do not include transport, you will need to sort your own transport to and from the event.