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Mystery Box Challenge - Simon Levy


Venue & Duration

Garden Kitchen

30 - 45 minutes

Join Simon Levy, top chef from Inati, as he cooks up a storm in the Meadow Mushrooms Mystery Box Challenge. This plant-based challenge is undertaken under the watchful and sometimes cheeky eye of celebrity chef, Jax Hamilton and tasks top chefs from around Christchurch and the South Island to create new and exciting dishes from mystery ingredients.

From a childhood helping to run his father’s market stall, to Head Chef at Gordon Ramsay’s The Warrington and at top London landmarks Claridges and The Ivy. Over the last 3 years Simon Levy has brought an exciting new dining experience to Christchurch – one that is truly world-class.

Classically trained in the French style, and under the tutelage of the renowned Pierre Koffmann, Simon is passionate about taking the freshest of local produce and crafting exquisite, delicious and respectful tastes in a fun and enjoyable way.

Simon Levy & his wife Lisa’s restaurant, INATI - translates - to share a portion of food or to be exceptional and exciting. INATI brings to the table Simon’s life-long passion for food along with his breadth of experience in a way that brings the theatre of the chef’s kitchen to the people of Christchurch. Fun dining, in a fine way is Simon’s ethos.

With their new venture Hali - Bar & Bistro, opened just recently in The Crossings, Simon & Lisa bring a seafood inspired venue, from the varying blue hues on both floors, Hali offers relaxed sophistication for their guests. With boutique cocktails, an extensive beverage & wine list, together with locally sourced and sustainable produce from the very best Canterbury and New Zealand has to offer.