The wonderful wine matching evening with Penfolds

The grand wine matching evening we hosted on Wednesday of this week in Kota Kai couldn’t have been better!  It went a little something like this : Guests were greeted with an Aperitif of Penfolds Koonga Hill Autumn Reisling 2015. After a brief introduction by Jane Sam Stephens took to the proverbial podium to present…

Crack open another bottle!

Wednesday of next week – the 7th of September 2016 – Jude has teamed up with the incredible winery Penfolds to host a special event in Kota Kai. The menu and wine list have been specifically chosen to complement each other for this five course wine matching evening. It’s going to be a fantastic event…

The Good Food Guide – Local Restaurant of the Year

Nominations are now being taken for The Good Food Guide Local Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016. This is a wonderful award that celebrates all the values that we at Kota Kai hold dear to our heart, and Waitrose are asking the public to nominate restaurants that: Are independently run Are owned by the chef…

Homeward Bound

Hang the bunting, light the fire, chill the wine and unlock the door! Porthleven has been far too quiet with out JJ&J over the last few weeks.  Thankfully they are on their way home and we couldn’t be more excited to see them!  There are so many events coming up in months of this year for…

Kota Pinot Noir

While in New Zealand Jane and Jude have ventured out to visit the stunning Lime Rock Vineyard, in Central Hawke’s Bay. This vineyard is a firm favourite with our travelling chef and his lovely wife having visited before and bringing home the delicious Pinot Noir Kota  that we now serve in both of our restaurants, Kota and Kota Kai.  The…

Vineyard Visits

Our epic adventurers, Jude and Jane, have taken themselves on a trip away from the cities and have spent the day in the Wairarapa region exploring the vineyards around Martinborough.  The vineyards here are particularly proud of their Pinot Noir, and rightly so as it’s elegance brought about international recognition for Martinborough as a world class wine village. The…