Giulio Sturla and the team at Roots Restaurant have built a reputation for their unique culinary style and spectacular attention to detail. They’re excited to present the Festival Forager – the South Island Wine & Food Festival’s very first exclusive reserved feature restaurant.

We are excited to be showcasing a micro-degustation right here at the Festival. In less than five years, Roots Restaurant has gone from strength to strength, achieving the Restaurant of the Year 2015 award by the Cuisine Good Food Guide and obtaining three hats status in 2016 and reaffirming it in 2017.

Join Giulio on a foraging journey through the Canterbury region as he guides you through three spectacular courses, expertly paired with sensational South Island wines.

This highly anticipated feature operates in three intimate 60-minute sessions and spaces are extremely limited. Secure your space today for just $40.00

(You must hold a ticket to the South Island Wine & Food Festival to attend the Festival Forager)

The Menu

Course 1
Cured fish in kombucha, peas, preserved plum.

Paired with Forrest Gruner Veltliner 2015.

Course 2
Wagyu tataki, shittake, Worcester sauce.

Paired with Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013.

Course 3
Rhubarb, elderberries, custard.

Paired with Valli Vineyards Late Harvest Reisling.

The Sessions

Session 1: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Session 2: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Session 3: 3.00pm – 4.00pm