Mahana Villa and Mahana Estates was chosen to host the 2014 Oras, the annual Ōra King Awards (The Ōra’s) recognising outstanding contributions from chefs working with Ōra King, New Zealand King Salmon’s premium foodservice brand produced exclusively for fine dining restaurants in New Zealand and and around the world. The awards were announced during a lunch presented in the Mahana Villa art gallery located at the stunning Mahana Vineyard in Upper Moutere, Nelson on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Guests, including a host of New Zealand’s leading professional chefs, will be treated to a lunch prepared by an impressive line-up of Ōra King chefs, and paired with award-winning, five-star rated, Woollaston and Mahana wines. The chefs for the lunch
include: Ray England from Los Angeles restaurant Craft, Kiwi Matt Lambert from Michelin-starred The Musket Room in New York, Auckland-based chefs Makoto Tokuyama from Cocoro and The Food Store’s Mark Southon, and, as sous chef – Ōra King Chef’s Bursary winner Carlita Campbell, from Cobar Restaurant in Wellington.
We are proud to be the hosts of this event, as we share the same beliefs of hand craftsmanship and respect for the origin of the product, said Shane Munn, Mahana winemaker. “Our elegant, bright, and expressive wines along with natural winemaking techniques pair beautifully with the rich, oily texture of the Ōra King Salmon.”