This September will see Ora King salmon hold the second in a series of degustation dinners prepared by some of the Christchurch’s best chefs.

Four leading local chefs will showcase fine New Zealand dining in Chillingworth Road Restaurant. Part of the Ora King Chef Collaboration Series, the event aims to highlight what can be achieved by combining fresh local produce with equally hot talent.

A selection of celebrated chefs will feature in the series collaboration who have created a special five-course menu with matched wines. The first dinner in the series was at Wellington eatery Logan Brown in July.

Chefs participating in the Christchurch dinner are Chillingworth Road head chef/owner Darren Wright, head chef/owner of Town Tonic Jamie Bennett, head chef/owner of Dragon’s Den Social Lounge Andrew Brown and Reon Hobson, chef de cuisine at The George’s signature restaurant Pescatore.

“IT’s an absolute privilege to share our kitchen with Jamie, Andrew and Reon who are right up there among the leading light chefs in our city. All of us here at Chillingworth Road are delighted to be hosting this special Ora King Salmon dinner,” said Wright.

GH.Mumm Champagne and canapés are served on arrival and the five-course menu with wine matches features three Ora King dishes and a Wakanui beef course from Reon Hobson in addition to dessert.

Darren Wright is cooking Ora King salmon, bacon, mushroom, black garlic and celeriac matched with Giesen The August 1888 Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc.

Jamie Bennet is serving lime and vodka cured Ora King salmon, supported by Tongue and Groove 2013 Waipara Riesling.

An Eastern Gentleman cocktail is the intriguing accompaniment to Andrew Brown’s miso cured Ora King salmon dish, tempura nori, yuzu dressed cauliflower, black sesame puree, carrot orange sorbet and plum sake marshmallow.

Reon Hobson’s seaweed braised Wakanui beef cheeks matched with Church Road McDonald Series Tempranillo 2013.

The Chillingworth Road team is delivering a dessert of chocolate, strawberry and caramel matched with Giesen The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

Tickets for the Christchurch event are limited to only 45 and priced at just $120 per person.

For more information call Chillingworth Road Restaurant 03 352 7784