We hear you’re a bit of a foodie, can you share your food highlights along the A2O trail?
Lake Ohau Lodge: Dinner was in a large dinning room with several large groups. We started with fresh nutty bread and plenty of butter (good start). We had a choice of spicy carrot soup, followed by either lamb shanks (which all the men went for) or salmon (which all the girls went for). It was the best salmon I’ve ever tasted, which rested on a mash with fresh green beans, broad beans and a lemony glaze. Dessert was an old fashion sponge with fresh berries and cream – we needed this fuel as the next day’s ride was big!
Duntroon Hotel: A local Thai lady came in to cook and the food was exceptional! Fresh, tasty, and well presented – hard to fault and I’m sure you would struggle to get that quality in Auckland.
Fort Enfield Tavern: Everyone except myself took lunch from the Duntroon Hotel (everyone said they were the best sandwiches they had ever tasted) they looked beautiful – fresh, bursting with fresh green salad, and a chosen filling. I bought a date and cinnamon scone at the tavern along with a slice and coffee; the others after eating their lunches could not resist the beautiful pies. The tavern staff were so polite and you could have eaten off the floor the place was so clean – well worth the stop!! It made the ride to Oamaru very pleasant.
Cucina: Located in Oamaru, Cucina is an Italian restaurant that was recommended by several people. It was superb, we could not fault anything – would recommend to anyone if you’re in the area.