Taste of Waikato at The Red Barn is a premium five course degustation dinner, 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.
Taste of Waikato offers guests a relaxing evening 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 12 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).
Min 30 pax - Max 80 pax.
- A welcome glass of Vilagrad bubbly
- A 5-course degustation dinner
- 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 80. Smaller groups can be catered for; however, some elements of the experience and 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 suitable for strict vegetarians and vegans. We apologise in advance.
NEW - Taste of Waikato Public Event Series
BOOK A TABLE NOW for your five-course degustation 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.
- 5-course degustation dinner - $129 pp
- Wine matching - $40 pp (purchased at the Red Barn on arrival)
Allow a leisurely 3 hours for your Red Barn experience.
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm
- Friday 20th August 2021
- Friday 10th September 2021
- Friday 17th September 2021
- Saturday 18th September 2021 - Sold Out
- Friday 8th October 2021
- Saturday 9th October 2021
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)