It was the final weekend of the Hawke’s Bay Winter F.A.W.C! Series as we headed to Napier to attend one of the sold-out events hosted by Beef and Lamb Ambassador Chef, Damon McGinniss. Damon is Executive Chef at the Art Deco Masonic Hotel and was named a Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chef for 2018 based on his outstanding beef and lamb dishes at Emporium Bar & Eatery. We were warmly greeted by staff at The Masonic and spending time at this iconic Art Deco Hotel in the centre of Napier was such an indulgent experience - the hotel is embellished with gorgeous furnishings and décor which enhances the experience and brings the art deco era to life for their guests.
Damon has had a long association with Beef + Lamb New Zealand throughout his career, and 2018 was the third time he has been named an Ambassador Chef. With his skill and knowledge combined, his trademark is working with humble cuts of beef and lamb elevating them to high end and beautifully executed dishes.Read More