Gourmet Epicure, Personal Chefs, Local Food and Wine, The Old Packhouse Market, The Bay of Islands Farmers Market & self catering are but a few options worth consideration.
Dining is an integral part of the Eagles Nest experience. Let the team of talented resident personal chefs awaken and delight the connoisseur within. Eagles Nest’s “Gourmet Epicure” showcases a diverse array of New Zealand’s finest produce sourced locally and nationwide to provide a true sensation for all the senses to savour. Personal Chef menus are found in the downloadable information under bookings.
Northland vineyards consistently produce award-winning wines and all welcome visitors for tastings and cellar door sales. Accolades have been awarded to Northland cheesemakers for their delicious cheeses. Citrus fruits and olives are grown widely. Locally made chocolate and coffee beans are a treat. The seafood is plentiful, fresh and magnificently varied. For great seaside dining options in Russell, visit The Duke of Marlborough, The Gables, Butterfish or Charlotte’s Kitchen across the water in Paihia.
Guests have the option of utilising their own gourmet kitchen within the villa. Each villa features modern appliances including ovens, hobs, toasters, kettles, dishwashers, crockery and cutlery. Villas can be personally pre-stocked with your selection of provisions for a nominal fee or choose from two local general stores or one of the local oyster farms only minutes away.
The Old Packhouse Market, which operates each Saturday, is a great place for locals and visitors to source fresh, local produce; meet for coffee, breakfast or brunch, and enjoy some fabulous Northland hospitality!!
You will find good, hearty, farm fresh produce as well as sample good food with great coffee of course. The Market is also a good place to purchase gifts created by talented local arts and crafts stallholders.
The Bay of Islands Farmers Market, held in Kerikeri every Sunday morning, is a leisurely affair and has been running since 2004. Along with fresh regional grown vegetables, there is also specialty produce and gourmet goods including locally roasted coffee. Sub tropical fruit abounds, whether in preserves, jams or jellies.