Truffles – Hip Hop – and Ruthless Red Wine

Join the Gatherings team for a full on party celebrating and merging Hip Hop, Truffles and Red wine on the last day of the Truffle Festival.

The event sees the unlikely mixology of hip hop, wine and truffles. Gatherings will host a section of Djs and Mc’s from throughout Canterbury as the mix of cultures converge to present Truffles in a fresh new light to a fresh new audience.

We will also play host to Chef Steve Tiwa (Indos Loveat food truck) who will bring bring an exiting blend of Indonesian street food and truffles.

The Gatherings team will be pushing Truffled Carrot Dawgs alongside other exciting plant based truffled delights.
Nothing will be more then $15.

Free Entry. From 6pm Sunday the 30th of July.

Gatherings long lunch – truffles and wines and limestone: Sunday 23rd July

A long lunch of vegetables, truffles and all things limestone. Join the Gatherings team as they play host to Theo Coles and the Canterbury Truffle Festival to bring you a long lunch of the season and regions finest vegetables paired with truffles and wines grown on limestone.

Traditionally truffles and red wines are said to pair with rich meat dishes, come watch and taste as chef Alex Davies and the Gatherings team prepares vegetables in the most unusual of ways, bringing out umami and robustness through plants, pairing perfectly with truffles and rich textured wines. Theo Coles aka The Hermit Ram (Canterbury wine maker and friend of Alex) will join the intimate Gathering and present 5 wines that have been made from grapes grown on limestone to compliment each course.

Join us on the 23rd of July for this one-off unique experience – meet the chefs, the truffle growers and the wine maker in a long plan-focused limestone-inspired Sunday lunch.

$120 – 15 tickets only: contact info@gatherings.co.nz or 02102935641 for reservations.

Black Estate truffle lunch and truffle hunt – August 5th

[Sorry, sold out.] Join Pen and Nicholas for a 5 course lunch with matching aged wines at Black Estate Vineyard. Start the day with a truffle hunt with Rosie the beagle at Limestone Hills in the Waipara Gorge, and then dine at Black Estate all afternoon with truffles, aged wines and good company. As with previous years we can arrange a bus for guests from Christchurch. A genuinely heartwarming afternoon!

Truffle hunt with Limestone Hills proprietor Gareth Renowden and Rosie the beagle + five course truffle lunch and matching aged Black Estate wines, including return bus from Christchurch. $200.

Five course lunch with matching aged Black Estate wines only (you arrange your own transport) – $165.

The bus leaves Christchurch at 9.30am and returns by 5pm at the latest. Lunch is at 1pm.

To book tickets and ask any questions please contact Pen at penelope@blackestate.co.nz or 027 777 0631.

Truffle Degustation Experience: July 20th


In this Canterbury Truffle Festival event hosted by Amuri Truffiere you can join top chef Jimmy McIntyre and Chris Bochsbichler from Otahuna Lodge and watch them create a collection of fabulous truffle dishes for us to taste. Enjoy an informal setting, a glass of wine and hear about cooking and growing truffles in Canterbury from chefs and growers.
Taste and smell the difference between Périgord Black and Bianchetto truffle and perhaps buy some truffle or truffle products to take home (cash only).

Thu, July 20, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Trents Centre of Excellence
36 Orbell Street
Christchurch

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here. Get in quick!