Gourmet cuts of high quality meats and seafood are in high demand at the Raeward Fresh in-house butchery.
“People come to Raeward for the quality of the produce and we’re regionally known for having the best of everything. There’s a lot of pride in the products with a bespoke aspect as we make all our own meatballs, patties and sausages,” says head of butchery David Harrison.
David recently developed a new range of ready to cook meals from the butchery with over seven different flavoursome dishes on offer.
“We saw a gap in the market for short term stay guests who don’t have a pantry to cook from. The prepared gourmet meals are ready to pop in the oven at their apartment, add a salad and some fresh bread and they’re good to go. The meals are proving very popular with locals wanting a night off from cooking too.”
“The meals cook in 30-40 minutes and visitors love the NZ lamb rump – its marinated with rosemary, garlic and thyme on polenta with cherry tomatoes, olives and courgettes.”
He says the butchery is personable where everyone is welcomed.
“We like to share our knowledge on the providence of the seafood and different cuts of meat such as lamb that is farmed nearby in Southland – people like knowing the farming pedigree of our products.”