The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown has long been known as a wonderful place to stay for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Over the past three years, The Rees has also come into its own in culinary circles … thanks to Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury.
Ben is an award-winning chef, with his repertoire inclucing French and English fusion recipes with a smattering of flavours from the island of Madeira in Portugal. Ben loves using ony the best quality ingredients and season Southern produce he personally sources in Central Otago. This pride in the region is reflected in the name of his restaurant – True South Dining Room, one of only seven top tier New Zealand restaurants to be awarded the 2012 Award of Excellence by US wine and hospitality magazine, Wine Spectator
Another jewel in The Rees’ crown is the Bordeau Wine Lounge, which features wines from world-renown chateaux of Bordeaux, as well as the finest wines from Central Otago and other wine regions of New Zealand.
Relax in the Lounge, indulging in platters of appetising selections of New Zealand’s finest in-season foods, vegetables, cheeses and condiments. Visit www.therees.co.nz for the latest packages, information on the very popular Culinary Series and menus.