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Chinese Chefs from Guangzhou

Posted by Mike on 16 August 2011 | 0 Comments

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On Thursday 4th August a group of 16 Chinese Chef Tutors from the Guangzhou Vocational School of Business and Tourism in Guangzhou (Canton) visited Vista del Sol to review a 5 star quality home and hosted accommodation in New Zealand.  This was part of a two week tour of New Zealand hosted by the Whitireia Polytechnic Chef School. The group asked many questions, sampled examples of desserts prepared with different methods of cooking by Lynette, examined the property in detail, reviewed a breakfast setting and took many photos. Mike and Lynette also asked many questions of them which will assist Vista del Sol in preparing to host future groups of Chinese tourists.  A great time was had by all and it was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion. 

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Fishing Trip and Dinner from Vista del Sol

Posted by on 4 April 2011 | 0 Comments

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Saturday was a lovely day - clear, calm conditions - as usual we had gentlemans hours and went fishing mid morning - what a great day - snapper, terikihi, 5lb blue cod, AND a Tuna - most unusual for our area and the first I have caught in our local waters. We were travelling between Peka Peka, where we caught the snapper to North End Kapiti Island and spied a fast moving school of fish with birds feeding on bait fish - we slowed, over the side went a lure and as we were approaching the school a hard fighting 5.5kg Albacore took the lure. Also seen were dolphins under the boat, and a seal - other inedible fish included baracuda, perch and small cod and terikihi

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