We mentioned it before (and reviewed a previous dinner), but if you need further convincing, here’s the menu for the Cellar-Vate Nga Waka dinner on July 9

Nga Waka Three Paddles Sauvignon Blanc ‘07
Corn, capsicum and parsley risotto with goats cheese

Nga Waka Riesling ‘03
Skin-on Terakihi, watermelon, red onion and dill salsa

Nga Waka Martinborough Chardonnay ‘07
Ginger, soy and chilli chicken pieces

Nga Waka Home Block Chardonnay ‘04
Sliced pork ribeye with Dijon, cream and white wine sauce

Nga Waka Pinot Noir ‘06
Rabbit pie, mash and jus

Nga Waka Late Harvest Riesling ‘04
Coconut panna cotta

You don’t get huge portions of anything, but you do get lots of tastebud parties in your mouth, and stimulating conversation. There are still some tickets available for this tasting. Bookings can be made by e-mailing Rebecca – becs[a]cellar-vate.co.nz. The event costs $40.00 a head and starts at 6pm in the Cabinet Room (function suite above the Backbencher).