Prawn Cocktails and Bomb Alaska Perfect ingredients for Swinging Sixties Weekend16-18 September 2011
Prawn Cocktails and Bomb Alaska are just a couple of the classic dishes that will take taste buds on a trip down memory lane at the Bay of Many Coves’ Swinging Sixties Celebration 16-18 September. The retro fare will be served in style at the resort’s 60’s Revival Dinner – one of the highlights of a weekend of superb cuisine and entertainment designed to relive the best of an era.
Also featured on the menu are Steak Diane, Black Forrest gateau and the dish that became synonymous with decadent dinner parties of the ‘60’s, Duck a l’Orange.
Bay of Many Coves Executive Chef Jonno Rogers says that those with a nostalgic yearning for the iconic dishes of the 1960’s won’t be disappointed. While each of the 60’s Revival Dinner dishes will reflect his interpretation he’ll be staying faithful to the classical flavours.
“These dishes are very much about flavours that have stood the test of time; they work because the flavours go together well, so I’ll be staying close to the traditional recipes with just a twist or two to modernize the presentation. “ For many of us, the quintessential 60’s dishes evoke memories of foods that gave us pleasure when times were good and comfort when the chips were down. Those fond memories, fun and revitalization are at the heart of the Swinging Sixties weekend which is billed as the perfect tonic to revive flagging spirits .
Kicking off with “Harvey Wallbangers in the Folk Club”, the weekend event also features a 9-course degustation dinner matching regional cuisine to the finest local ales and wines. Following Saturday night’s retro dinner party, guest performers Andrew London - of Hot Club Sandwich fame, and Nick Tansley - who’s band The Mod Squad is well-known to fans of rock nostalgia, entertain with hits from the 60’s and 70’s.
Served amidst the idyllic surrounds of the Marlborough Sounds only five star resort, the Swinging Sixties weekend is one of a series of events at the Bay of Many Coves over the cooler months – a perfect season to take time out and experience the magic of the area. Optional activities during the weekend include cruising, kayaking, eco-touring and fishing excursions, native bush walks, spa treatments or simply relaxing in a steamy hot tub.
The Swinging Sixties Weekend package includes: two night’s accommodation in the resort’s luxury apartments, return water taxi from Picton Wharf to the Resort, 9-course degustation dinner on arrival night, Saturday lunch, the 60’s Revival Dinner plus welcoming drinks.Prices start from $790 per person. Reservations are strictly limited.