Chard Farm are the main sponsors of this really cool event. The inaugural long lunch was held last year and this year we were blessed again with gorgeous weather ..was a close call though! Arrowtown would have to qualify as having one of the cutest main streets in the country. Tables run the length of the street and all the Restaurants in Arrowtown are involved. They look after tables closest to the location of their Restaurants. The whole Chard Farm team took over the Saffron Restaurant tables yum!! It was a great day, with live music and even an electric drinks trolley. The sun, food, and wine was all a bit much for CF proprietor Rob, who had to go home and have a nana nap.
We had a great Christmas staff do the other day. We took over the Arrowtown lawn bowling clubs new premises in the morning and some fine bowling was played (and truth be told some not so fine!). Murray Clarke skippered his vineyard crew team to a fine win, Jim Fraser's crew from the cellar door came a close runner up. We followed that up with lunch at the Chard Farm Arrowtown Long Lunch.