Delightful degustation: Original Sin

On 12 September two of the South Island’s finest chefs, one international bon vivant, five rare vintage pinot noirs, ten tantalising dishes and one great cause will come together for the first dinner of the Old School Chef’s Dinner Series: ‘Perfect Pinots’.


L-R: Michael Coughlin, Phillip Kraal, Claudio Heye


Original Sin’s upbeat ambience and immaculate interior will set the scene for the unforgettable gastronomic feast, with veteran chef of 42 years, Phillip Kraal – ‘The Godfather’, teaming up with Michael ‘The Kid’ Coughlin, who has only donned his chef jacket for a mere 36 years. Together they will create an exceptional five-course degustation dinner, which will be paired with multi-awarded vintage pinot noirs courtesy of Central Otago’s Domaine Thomson Vineyard.

The two ‘old-school’ chefs, who have been serving impeccable dishes for decades, will be joined in the dining room by Central Otago’s famed bon vivant, Claudio Heye. Guests are guaranteed an entertaining evening full of fun, with some surprise live performances on the cards too.

Phillip says first and foremost, the premise of the events is to have fun and revel in the shared enthusiasm of beautiful food and wine. The Old School Chef’s Dinner Series will consist of monthly degustation dinners, with Phillip pulling together fellow culinary masters from his many years in the culinary arena to enjoy a bit of banter, playful rivalry and a wonderful evening.

For every ticket sold, the organisers will donate a portion of the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House South Island.



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