Baduzzi Fundraiser Lunch

  • Celia Hay

When 40 wine and food lovers get together to celebrate and support our hospitality world, it can only be fun.

Michael Dearth, Andrea Martinisi and Celia Hay

Hosted by Michael Dearth of The Grove and Baduzzi and NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals, we joined to applaud the work of Andrea Martinisi, representing New Zealand and his goal to reach the pinnacle of Sommellerie in Paris 2023.

Baduzzi Long Lunch                                        Karen Fistonich, Nick Hewitt and other guests.

The highlight must be Michael’s donation of $10,000 to our Association to support education and travel opportunities including Andrea’s bid for the top spot in Paris.

The Baduzzi menu was paired with wines donated for the event.

Andrea with Therese and Hans Herzog       Guests at the Baduzzi Long Lunch

Many thanks to

No1 Family Estate for the magnums of No1 Cuvee
Favina La Muciara from the island of Favignana off Sicily (grapes: Zibibbo, Grillo, Catarratto )
Many thanks to Richard Klein of Artigiano
Clearview Estate Chardonnay 2020 and Nick Hewitt of Beverage Bureau
Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020 and what a treat to share 2 magnums of Hans Herzog Montepulciano 2015

Sir George and Gail, Lady Fistonich            Andrea holds wine

Our fund-raising included a Silent Auction with bottles of Kumeu River Crémant Blanc and Rose; a night at the Park Hyatt (with sea-view) and breakfast; Epic Dinner for 2 at Culprit and a bottle of Billecart-Salmon 2013 and more. Many thanks to our supporters.

Highpoints of the menu must be:

Wagyu beef tongue w new season asparagus, heirloom tomatoes & salsa verde

Chicken saltimbocca w prosciutto di Parma, crispy sage & spring vegetable caponata

Wood fired barbequed butcher's cut w rocket & parmesan salad & 50/50 mash


Tiramisu w Baileys & amaretto ladyfingers

Valrhona chocolate "torta caprese"w raspberry sorbet & coconut espuma

A great success and many thanks from us to you!

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