Airs 4pm, Saturday 23 December 2017 on SBS. Adam takes a short ferry ride across the Cook Straight to New Zealand’s South Island, headed for Akaroa. He enjoys some stunning scenery and phenomenal seafood during his journey to the historic French settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano.
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4 Jul 2014 - 2:14 PM  UPDATED 8 Nov 2017 - 11:26 AM

Adam takes a short ferry ride across the Cook Straight to New Zealand’s South Island, headed for Akaroa, an historic French settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. An interest in the famous greenshell mussels leads him to Havelock, home to an industry worth more than $300 million per year. Later, he heads down to the coastal town of Kaikoura, the Māori word for "a meal of crayfish". At Akaroa, Adam takes inspiration from the town’s French roots and puts a modern spin on the classic lobster Thermidor.

 

Recipes

Mussels and pici
Whitebait patties and minted salad
Campfire lobster Thermidor

 

Thank you

  • Clearwater Mussels, +64 3 574 2678, shorebase@clearwaterbay.co.nz, Havelock, South Island NZ 7100
  • Nin’s Bin, +64 3 319 6454, State Hwy 1, Rakautara, Kaikoura NZ 7340
  • The Stables Bakery Cafe, +64 3 304 8039, 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa NZ 7520