Ski Time is a restaurant, accommodation and conference centre in the heart of Mount Hutt, Methven. On January 29th they hosted ‘A Local Graze’ - an event featuring some of the most delicious local produce from around the Canterbury region to ticketed guests. The event included an appetiser plus 3 course set menu - featuring local Mountain River Venison. The event turned out to be extremely popular, quickly selling out of tickets (in fact, it was overbooked). On the menu was venison from Wakaepa Farm in Whitecliffs (you can read more about Wakaepa farm here ). Peter and Susi from Ski Time served a pepper crusted leg fillet, with creamed parsnip, candied beetroot and yellow beans with a red wine & thyme jus. Following the success from this first event, Ski Time hope to continue with more regular evenings - presenting more delicious food from around the area. For more information on Ski Time and for a great place to stay while in Mt Hutt, check out their website h e re .