Taste of Waikato at The Red Barn is a premium six course degustation lunch, showcasing the best of Waikato’s naturally produced food. Located in the heart of rural Waikato, this dining experience comes with its own touch of Kiwi style – guests can roll up their sleeves and participate in preparing their own meal.
Taste of Waikato offers guests a relaxing afternoon in the beautiful rural setting of this iconic 500 acre heritage farm. Red Barn chefs will share stories of the fresh, locally sourced ingredients used for each dish, from the buttermilk of our farm’s dairy cows to the fish in local lakes and rivers.
Guests will leave with an unforgettable experience, an insight into the region’s growing food trade, and a real taste for the flavour of Waikato.
The Red Barn has been delivering quality hospitality for groups, functions and weddings for over 10 years. Allow 3 hours for the Taste of Waikato experience (can be delivered in 2.5 hours and start times can be tailored to individual group itineraries).
Allow: 3 hours, Min 20 pax/Max 64 pax
- A welcome glass of Vilagrad bubbly
- A six-course degustation lunch
- Interactive plating and sensory experience
- Meet the Chef
- Wine matching with each course (optional and at an additional charge)
This is a group experience for a minimum of 20 adults and a maximum of 64. Smaller groups can be catered for; however, some elements of the experience, and the pricing will change.
Due to the nature of this experience, we are showcasing a variety of cuisine from the Waikato region therefore this menu isn't really suitable for strict vegetarians and vegans. Sorry in advance.
NEW - Taste of Waikato Public Event Series
Due to COVID-19 we have placed all public 'Taste of Waikato' events on hold until further notice.
Private group bookings can be made once we are in Level 1.
BOOK A TABLE NOW for your six-course degustation lunch or dinner experience including wine matching (optional)
Gather a group of friends, family or colleagues and join us at The Red Barn for your 'Taste of Waikato' dining experience, showcasing some of the best local food & wine producers in the region.
- 6-course degustation lunch or dinner - $115 pp
- Wine Matching - $46 pp (purchased at The Red Barn on arrival)
Allow a leisurely 3 - 4 hours for your Red Barn experience.
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.00pm
Please note: These are intimate events, therefore limited seats available on each date. Bookings of 8 people per table preferable due to the nature of the event. In the event that there are less than 8 people in your booking you will join other guests.
Please click on the 'Book Now' button to reserve your table.
Janeen Mockford - I just wanted to thank the Red Barn team for a truly fantastic afternoon today. The food was outstanding, the staff were amazing, and the attention to detail was next level. Such a highly recommended afternoon of fun. Thanks a million again for the experience! It was a magical afternoon, and everyone really enjoyed it. The intimacy of the group size was perfect too. We will be back. (22 Sept 2019)
Nikita Williams - I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday, our table had a really amazing time and we all loved how interactive and delicious it was! So much fun and would definitely come again and recommend to everyone! Congrats on a great event! (22 Sept 2019)