We dropped in to visit our pals at Hello Stranger on a recent Auckland jaunt.
Ode Concious Dining – 33 Ardmore St, Wanaka
Ode Conscious Dining is a progressive organic restaurant serving dinner breakfast down in Wanaka. Named in Cuisine’s TOP 100 Restaurants & ‘One to watch’ in 2018, Ode is Wanaka’s home of innovative and progressive food, stemming from the team’s desire to care and respect for the environment and community, and consciousness of the impact our choices have on them. For Ode, “good food” means sourcing organic, ethical, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, and supporting locals who are doing good things.
The call to include Six Barrel on the drinks menu was driven by the importance the team place on supporting small local businesses with like-minded beliefs: “How people source their products is very important to us. You guys are using organic sugar and try to use as much organic or fair trade as possible which is very important to us.”
Ode’s Bar Manager Isabella tells us: “I love using your syrups because they are so diverse. From non-alcoholic, to spiders, to alcoholic drinks – we can do anything with them. Especially with us doing non-alcoholic matches it allows us to be creative with many different depths of flavours to help to make our matching that much more unique and exciting.”
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Wanaka anytime soon (or Queenstown for that matter – this one would definitely be worth the drive over the Crown Range) make sure you put Ode on your list.
Beautiful photos thanks to Isabella Rubie Photography.