Oneroa, Auckland New Zealand (PressExposure) December 07, 2011 -- When it comes to Waiheke island accommodation, the stunning Delamore lodge retreat and spa is paving the way with some of the best cuisine on the island. Dining at the lodge has long been a really sumptuous experience, but now executive chef Aaron Smith is cooking food that not only tastes sensational but is also either locally sourced, or home grown. This is gaining some rave reviews.
Depending upon the time of year you may be eating snapper caught directly out of the bay below, or sweet tasting vine ripened tomatoes and aromatic basil picked from the lodge's own vegetable gardens. You could also be sampling some of the best wines sourced straight from the surrounding vineyards. In fact a large proportion of the ingredients used are sourced within a small radius of the lodge itself.
"We embrace the theme of simply cooked fresh food and our menu is inspired by what we can source locally, or what is home grown." says executive chef Aaron Smith. "With our own herb and vegetable gardens and citrus trees we strive to put only the very freshest produce on the plate. Also, the abundance of fish and shellfish from the local waters around the bay, means we are spoilt for choice."
In this generation of fast food and complicated menus it's really good to know that somewhere like the Delamore Lodge is putting the word 'fine' back into dining. No fuss, just simple fresh produce cooked the best that it can be. It really doesn't get any better than that.
The Delamore lodge has been known as the jewel of Auckland's fabulous Waiheke Island resorts and offers 5 star luxury that has to be seen to be believed. The boutique and spa retreat is situated right on the cliff top overlooking the Haruaki Gulf and the panoramic views of the bay, and beyond, from every point in and around the lodge are simply jaw dropping. They cater for weddings as well as a 'get away from it all' style retreat where guests can recharge their batteries whilst being pampered in style. So if you are looking for a private and tranquil setting with views to die for and luxury at every turn then you won't be disappointed. For further information please feel free to take a look. Http://www.delamorelodge.com