Spring scallops

Spring scallops

When put­ting togeth­er my Menu of Memor­ies to cel­eb­rate 22 years of the White House, this dish was high on my list of poten­tial stars. In the end I decided to save it for Fish­Head read­ers. Scal­lop sea­son starts just before spring and the shell­fish is one of my favour­ite sea­son­al foods. Cauli­flower has a […]

About Paul Hoather

Paul star­ted cook­ing in Nel­son at 15, before head­ing over­seas to the UK and Aus­tralia. Return­ing in the 1980s, he became head chef of res­taur­ants includ­ing Cham­per­elle and La Spa­ghettata, before open­ing the icon­ic White House in 1992. his food can be described as mod­er Kiwi influ­ences from around the world. With a philo­sophy of fresh­ness, he even grows herbs and lettuces on the res­taur­ant roof. Hoath­er, his wife Louise, and their two dogs and avid hunters. Wheth­er it is a week away trout fish­ing in Nel­son or pheas­ant shoot­ing up north, they both like noth­ing bet­ter than pack­ing the tent and escap­ing to some secret spots.

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

The clas­sic French dessert tarte Tat­in is simple to make and, with its com­bin­a­tion of light golden puff pastry, soft juicy apples and deli­cious car­a­mel, is a fam­ily favour­ite. It’s lovely served hot or cold with vanilla whipped cream or ice cream, or in the case of a pear tarte Tat­in, with some lovely walnut […]

About Paul Hoather

Paul star­ted cook­ing in Nel­son at 15, before head­ing over­seas to the UK and Aus­tralia. Return­ing in the 1980s, he became head chef of res­taur­ants includ­ing Cham­per­elle and La Spa­ghettata, before open­ing the icon­ic White House in 1992. his food can be described as mod­er Kiwi influ­ences from around the world. With a philo­sophy of fresh­ness, he even grows herbs and lettuces on the res­taur­ant roof. Hoath­er, his wife Louise, and their two dogs and avid hunters. Wheth­er it is a week away trout fish­ing in Nel­son or pheas­ant shoot­ing up north, they both like noth­ing bet­ter than pack­ing the tent and escap­ing to some secret spots.

Super ceviche

Super ceviche

As some of you may be aware, I am a very keen angler and was there­fore delighted recently to be invited by a friend for an evening’s fish­ing on his boat. I was for­tu­nate enough to bring home a couple of medi­um-sized snap­per. This recipe is some­thing I pre­pared the next day using some of […]

About Paul Hoather

Paul star­ted cook­ing in Nel­son at 15, before head­ing over­seas to the UK and Aus­tralia. Return­ing in the 1980s, he became head chef of res­taur­ants includ­ing Cham­per­elle and La Spa­ghettata, before open­ing the icon­ic White House in 1992. his food can be described as mod­er Kiwi influ­ences from around the world. With a philo­sophy of fresh­ness, he even grows herbs and lettuces on the res­taur­ant roof. Hoath­er, his wife Louise, and their two dogs and avid hunters. Wheth­er it is a week away trout fish­ing in Nel­son or pheas­ant shoot­ing up north, they both like noth­ing bet­ter than pack­ing the tent and escap­ing to some secret spots.

Spring fever

Spring fever

Silere merino lamb ribs with Jer­u­s­alem artichoke purée, broad beans, and roast baby beet­root and shal­lots   Ingredi­ents 4 Silere lamb ribs 2 tsp extra-vir­­gin olive oil 100g onion, diced 100g car­rot, diced 1 cel­ery stick, diced 50g leek, diced 2 sprigs thyme 6 pep­per­corns 2 bay leaves 2 gar­lic cloves 1 tsp tomato paste 300ml Pinot Noir 3 cups […]

About Paul Hoather

Paul star­ted cook­ing in Nel­son at 15, before head­ing over­seas to the UK and Aus­tralia. Return­ing in the 1980s, he became head chef of res­taur­ants includ­ing Cham­per­elle and La Spa­ghettata, before open­ing the icon­ic White House in 1992. his food can be described as mod­er Kiwi influ­ences from around the world. With a philo­sophy of fresh­ness, he even grows herbs and lettuces on the res­taur­ant roof. Hoath­er, his wife Louise, and their two dogs and avid hunters. Wheth­er it is a week away trout fish­ing in Nel­son or pheas­ant shoot­ing up north, they both like noth­ing bet­ter than pack­ing the tent and escap­ing to some secret spots.