Taste of Waikato

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Taste of Waikato – Degustation Dining Experience

Taste of Waikato at The Red Barn is a premium five-course degustation dining experience, which can be tailored to either lunch or dinner, showcasing some of the best produce grown locally in the Waikato. This dining experience comes with its own touch of Kiwi style – guests can even roll up their sleeves and participate in preparing one of their courses. 

Taste of Waikato offers guests a relaxing afternoon or evening in the beautiful rural setting of this iconic 500-acre heritage farm. Perfect for a company function or family celebration.

Red Barn chefs will share stories of the fresh, locally sourced ingredients used for each dish, from the buttermilk off the farm to the fish in local lakes and rivers. 

Guests will leave with an unforgettable experience, an insight into the region’s growing food trade, and a real taste for the flavours of Waikato.

This is a group experience for a minimum of 20 adults and a maximum of 80. Smaller groups can be catered for; however, some elements of the experience and the pricing will change. Allow 3.5 hours to fully enjoy this experience.

Public Taste of Waikato Events 

Please follow this link https://www.redbarnexperiences.nz/page/taste-of-waikato/ to find out when we are having our next public events.

A perfect Christmas party idea, birthday celebration, anniversary get together or simply gather a few foodie friends together for a fun afternoon or evening.

You can purchase tickets for either one person, one table (8 guests per table) or you can even book a private Taste of Waikato experience on a date of your choice, subject to availability.


Gai Frank – Cooney Lees Morgan - The biggest thanks for organising an absolutely stunning day in the Waikato yesterday. The comments that I have received so far have been wow, what an incredible venue & setting, the food was to die for and the wine match absolutely perfect. The staff and service absolutely exceptional. We will have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Red Barn to our clients, family and friends. Once again it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you all.

Janeen Mockford - I just wanted to thank the Red Barn team for a truly fantastic afternoon today. The food was outstanding, the staff were amazing, and the attention to detail was next level. Such a highly recommended afternoon of fun. Thanks a million again for the experience! It was a magical afternoon, and everyone really enjoyed it. The intimacy of the group size was perfect too. We will be back. (22 Sept 2019)

Nikita Williams - I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday, our table had a really amazing time and we all loved how interactive and delicious it was! So much fun and would definitely come again and recommend to everyone! Congrats on a great event! (22 Sept 2019)

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