Welcome to the Great Food Escape.

This 10-part series was first screened in February on TV3 in New Zealand. You can watch this show during your flight using the inflight entertainment system on board all our international aircraft. New Zealand residents can also view this online on the TV3 website.

You’ll see world-class kiwi chefs and Air New Zealand food consultants Rex Morgan and Geoff Scott turn fresh ingredients into gourmet fare and award winning winemaker and Air New Zealand wine consultant Kate Radburnd will match the perfect drop of wine.



Try some selected recipes from each show.




Asparagus risotto.

  Beer battered oysters.
Crisp Pork Loin. Seared Tuna. Star Anise Duck. Vinnies Apple Tart.
Crisp Pork Loin Seared Tuna Star Anise Duck Vinnies Apple Tart
Banana Financier. Pan Seared Snapper Fillets with Creamy Cloudy Bay Clam Chowder Sauce. Hawkes Bay Lamb Loin with Sour Dough Onion Crust & Minted Pomegranate Salad. Rhubarb & Raspberry Summer Pudding.
Banana Financier Pan Seared Snapper Lamb Loin Salad Rhubarb Raspberry Pudding
Karengo Hot Smoked Salmon. Salad Of Char-Grilled Chicken Breast With Mesclun, Papaya, Red Pepper, Corn, Cucumber & Almonds With Old-Fashioned Mayonnaise. Vinnies Chocolate Truffle Cake. Seared Angus Sirloin with Porcini Butter and Cabernet Jus.
Karengo Hot Smoked Salmon Char-Grilled
Chicken Breast
Truffle Cake Seared Angus Sirloin
Scallops with a Citrus and Chardonnay Jelly. Minted Lamb Rack with Garden Peas & Rosemary Jersey Bennies. Tomato, Thyme and Aged Cheddar Tart with Tomato, Capsicum & Caper Relish. Marlborough Salmon & Prawns with Celeriac Creme, served with Ohakune potatoes, courgettes & currants.
Scallops with a Citrus and Chardonnay Jelly Minted Lamb Rack Tomato, Thyme &
Aged Cheddar Tart
Marlborough Salmon and Prawns


Food and Wine Programme

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Wine Awards

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