Riccaton House BistroSimple clean fresh flavours are the ethos of the seasonally crafted bistro style menu.
Feast of CanterburyA diverse range of culinary events showcasing the region’s finest restaurants, boutique retailers, growers and wineries.
Taste WeddingsAllow our experienced and passionate team to turn your vision into reality ensuring nothing is compromised.
Farmers' MarketWith the best of Canterbury's produce the CFM is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community.
Taste was established in 2004 with the securing of the catering operations at Riccarton House homestead. Since then Taste have worked tirelessly at establishing themselves as one of Christchurch’s premiere host and event planners. Some of the events to date include: 2007 LPC long lunch, 2008 Silver Screen Festival 2009 French Cabaret Festival, Ronald MacDonald charity auction with Robbie Deans, RiccArton Arts and Sculpture Festival and the 2010 annual Feast of Canterbury™ culinary festival. Taste are also the founders of the Christchurch Farmers Market based at the grounds of Riccarton House, home to an established foodies heaven with over 50 producers and farmers. Taste reached the finals of the Champion Canterbury Awards 2009 in the host category, in recognition of their contribution to Canterbury tourism and economic development. Taste Events Company has been established with the sole purpose of continuing to create and organise new and exciting events, to showcase the Canterbury region and celebrate the history and unique qualities of the area.
Feast of Canterbury is an annual 20 day celebration of the culinary food excellence focusing on what our region has to offer. Feast boasts a diverse range of culinary events showcasing the region’s finest restaurants, boutique retailers, growers and wineries. Feast also relies very heavily on regional food heroes and personalities who work tirelessly to give our regions culinary movement forward momentum. Join with us each September and support our region by enjoying some of the country's finest produce during Feast.
Set in the stunning park like grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers' Market is now the city's largest authentic farmers' market which runs each Saturday morning from 9am till 12 noon. With the best of Canterbury's produce the CFM is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community. Combine this with Hummingbird coffee, barbeque brunch, live music and monthly festivals, the market is a must do every Saturday.
Open again for business...
From Friday 28th October the Riccarton House Bistro will be operating again from a brand new marquee, located in front of Riccarton House, alongside the Stella Artios Garden Bar. The Bistro will be serving up Lunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Dinner on Friday Nights.
Simple clean fresh flavours are the ethos of the seasonally crafted bistro style menu. The chefs of the Riccarton House Bistro let the quality of their ingredients speak for the quality of their dishes. Sourcing only the finest ingredients locally where available, the Riccarton House Bistro is very lucky to have the Christchurch Farmers' Market on its very doorstep. Match the menu with craft beers, hand selected boutique wines and organic juices and you have a very unique recipe. Enjoy a casual luncheon in the beautiful gardens al fresco or enjoy a more elegant evening meal the choice is yours.
Taste Weddings is a specialised wedding planning consultancy providing unsurpassed assistance and guidance in all aspects of wedding planning. Our focus from the initial consultation is to develop a sound understanding of your personalities, style and vision so a unique package can be tailored to match your individual requirements. From conception to completion, no task will be too big or small. Allow our experienced and passionate team to turn your vision into reality ensuring nothing is compromised.
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For that special and more importantly an unforgettable night out consider a themed dinner by Taste Events. Be it a murder mystery, ghost tour, 'Ye Olde Worlde Supping' in the 1900's kitchen, a fine dining degustation, an intimate affair or grand party – all have already been done by Taste Events. From a dinner in one of the homesteads cosy rooms to a marquee on the lawns of the homestead gardens wow your guests with an evening like none other before.
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- Christchurch, New Zealand
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