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Mokoia Restaurant Celebrates the End of Hunting Season with a BANG!

( Mokoia Restaurant is set to host its second annual Bye Bye Mai Mai Gamebird Degustation Evening on July 7, 2012.

Bye Bye Mai Mai is a part of the New Zealand Gamebird Food Festival 2012 and celebrates the closing of the season with five courses of delectable dishes that use high quality indigenous flavours, with wine matching by Esk Valley available for each course.

The evening promises to provide a great deal of fun and festivity with competitions on the night including: Best Duck Caller, Best Dressed Hunter, Best Gamebird Dog Photo and more.

Created by Executive Chef Ervin Garde, the menu boasts the best of New Zealand ingredients with mouth-watering inclusions such as Pheasant Dumplings, Tempura of Quail and twice cooked Manuka Duck.

Mokoia Restaurant Chief Executive Bryan Hughes says the restaurant loves embracing the challenge providing of incorporating game birds into a unique menu. He goes on to say:
“Bye Bye Mai Mai provides a fantastic opportunity to not only showcase but celebrate the closing of another great season, allowing guests to all enjoy delicious food and wine, with festive entertainment.”

The cost for the evening is $95 per person, with optional wine matching available at $30 per person. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited, competitions can be entered by contacting Emma Paton at

The Award winning Mokoia Restaurant is widely known for its 5 star menu by Chef Ervin Garde, which uses some of New Zealand’s finest native ingredients and showcases New Zealand’s flora and fauna. The restaurant prides themselves on using the freshest premium ingredients and sourcing them locally wherever possible.

Mokoia Restaurant is located at The Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, right on the shores of Lake Rotorua, and is the ideal place to enjoy the best of contemporary New Zealand cuisine. The restaurant is open for Breakfast and Dinner daily, 7 days a week. Lunch and High tea bookings are also available daily but bookings are essential. More information on the Mokoia Restaurant can be found at or by calling 07 343 5100.

Media Release 27 June 2012.



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