AND TO DRINK...
Drinks editor Yvonne Lorkin suggests four matches that would work a treat with this lunch feast.
Rockburn Central Otago Fumé Blanc 2014 ($34)
This may be a sauvignon blanc but not as you know it. Prepare for luscious lemongrass, hints of marzipan, and cheek-slappingly zesty acidity. A gorgeous smoked passionfruit character adds to its elegant structure. Buy from rockburn.co.nz.
De La Terre Hawke’s Bay Cuvée 2 Methode Traditionnelle 2015 ($42)
Crafted by Tony Prichard, from fruit grown in the foothills of Te Mata Peak, this incredibly stylish sparkler will impress the crowds with its subtle, biscuity aromas, delicate bead, clean, lemon-layered palate and long, nutty finish. Stunning. Buy from delaterre.co.nz.
12,000 Miles Wairarapa 3 Pinot Noir 2015 ($27)
The 2015 summer has injected a wave of fresh red fruits, clove, allspice and a dash of truffle and toast into the character profile and it instantly leaves a fresh and spicy finish. Huge personality and food appeal. Buy from gladstonevineyard.co.nz.
Kaiser Brothers English 4 Special Bitter 500ml ($6.99)
A frothy, chilled glass of this incredibly refreshing, heavenly hop-fest on a hot day will bring smiles to everyone at the table. Rich and flavoursome, it’s a beautifully balanced brew. Available at Countdown supermarkets nationwide.