Silver Fern Awards

This year’s Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards saw Auckland’s Botswana Butchery take out the title of Premier Master of Fine Cuisine. The popular restaurant also won awards for Best Beef Dish and Best Metropolitan Restaurant.

Executive chef Stuart Rogan who manages both the Auckland and Queenstown establishments as well as Auckland’s Harbourside Ocean Bar and Grill impressed the judges with his dish, Silver Fern Farms Reserve beef eye fillet, braised short rib with parsley, mustard and horseradish crust, carrot puree, asparagus, whipped garlic and cep jus.

Other award winners are Palate Restaurant in Hamilton, and Salt on The Waterfront in New Plymouth, Pravada Café in Wellington, and Pitches Store in Ophir.