Superstar Chef to Host Dessert Degustation

Join us at Horse of the Year, New Zealand’s premier equestrian event, for an afternoon of indulgent desserts and New York style tea with internationally acclaimed dessert chef Adriano Zumbo.

Australian’s most celebrated patissier and star of Zumbo’s Just Desserts, Adriano Zumbo is looking forward to his first visit to the Horse of the Year show in Hastings. As part of an incredible sponsor activation, Zumbo will be designing a dessert degustation accompanied by Harney and Sons Fine Teas on Saturday March 11th. The afternoon will certainly be one to remember, with a dessert menu designed by Zumbo showcasing his unique flavour combinations, exciting textures and signature bold colours and created by Orton Tailored Cuisine.

Zumbo began a pastry empire back in 2007 with his Balmain shop front, and now has nine stores in Australia. Famous for his macarons, Zumbo has three books to his name as well as numerous appearances on television, including an appearance on MasterChef which introduced the croquembouche to an international audience and made macarons a household name.

HOY event director Dave Mee says to have someone of Zumbo’s standing appear at the show alongside the pool of talented riders is fantastic. “HOY is more than just a horse show, and we are always looking at how we can enhance the show, whether it’s the arena, stables or attractions to give our riders and spectators a better experience.” Mee says.

The show adds Zumbo to a list of new initiatives offering spectators plenty of things to see and do while at the show including new bar areas, wine tasting and an al fresco living space allows HOY to showcase the best in food, wine and lifestyle as well as equestrian.

The association with Zumbo wouldn’t have happened without HOY’s portfolio of fantastic sponsors, many of who are keen to provide additional attractions for the show and develop it for Hawke’s Bay locals. The dessert degustation will take place in the VIP lounge at HOY at 4.30pm Saturday 11 March, with limited tickets available. To purchase tickets visit  www.hoy.kiwi.

What: Harney & Sons Dessert Degustation with Adriano Zumbo presented by Orton Tailored Cuisine.

When: Saturday 11th March 4:30pm – 6:00pm,

Where: VIP Lounge, Horse of the Year, Hawke’s Bay A & P Showgrounds

Ticket includes:

  • Access to VIP Lounge
  • 5 course canape dessert degustation created by Adriano Zumbo and prepared by Orton Tailored Cuisine.
  • All-inclusive beverage package including 1 glass of champagne and Harney & Sons Tea and coffee
  • VIP parking
  • $79 per person (does not include GA entry to the show) or $105 per person for both GA ticket to showgrounds and Harney & Sons Dessert Degustation ticket.

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