The Chef’s Table at Rippon Hall

The Chef’s Table at Rippon. Photo: Alpine Image Co.

With the Wanaka mountains wearing their seasonal white and the skifields now getting well underway, there’s no doubt that winter is here.

What more do you need to make your winter in Wanaka complete?

How about a roaring fire, local beers and wine and a menu of sharing plates and locally sourced produce to round off your day on the slopes?

Rippon has teamed up again with chef Sam Metcalfe for a five-week residency of the Chef’s Table, a winter pop-up restaurant at The Rippon Hall.

Other than the finer points of the menu, very little has changed from last year.

The roaring fire, the very local drinks list, the communal tables and the sharing plates are very much in evidence along with live music from local artists every Sunday afternoon from 4pm.

Remaining too is the chef’s table itself in the Rippon Hall kitchen, seating up to ten people where you can watch Sam and his team working their magic.

“One of the great things about cooking for The Chef’s Table,” says Sam, “is knowing so many of the people enjoying their evenings with us. Wanaka may be growing but The Chef’s Table reinforces what a great and closeknit community we still have here.

To be cooking for so many friends and acquaintances adds a very informal and special element to the pop-up. The openness of the terrace for après-ski and having the chef’s table itself in the kitchen increases our enjoyment and allows far greater interaction with the guests.”

Opening at 4pm from Tuesday through to Sunday, The Chef’s Table is a perfect spot to bring the family for dinner, whether you have been skiing all day or simply enjoying Wanaka in its winter finery.

Alongside the ever popular sharing platters, you will find a regularly changing blackboard of mains which boasts offerings such as Sam’s World-Famous-In-Wanaka pies, seafood chowder, pulled pork and Thai curries.

With a children’s menu for younger diners and Sam’s Selections for larger parties, we have all bases covered

The Chef’s Table is open now at The Rippon Hall, with the final day Sunday July 23.  Open six days (closed Mondays) from 4pm for après-ski drinks and dinner.

Bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Larger lunches available where possible with prior bookings.

For all enquiries and reservations, please email or call 021 152 9707.

Be in with a chance to win dinner for two* at The Chef’s Table!

*To be used before the final day of The Chef's Table on Sunday July 23

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - Check our Facebook page to find the winner!

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