Our first winter at Roots Restaurant, we feel lucky because it has not been like the past winter but some nights are very chilly, sometimes the southerly hits straight to the front door and the rain keeps us inside and not much in the garden. I start to understand our building and how it could be better, anyway nothing of this affects our way of cooking or servicing customers but I like to think a lot. If anything it is nice and warm inside with delicious aromas floating around that take you away from the chill of the outdoors.
I can’t say we have quite nights, I feel we are busier than when we started. Now it is like we have more babies than just Roots… all these other little projects we are running, and a few more in progress… Our team is still three people and we manage every single part of the whole operation, plus our families, I know we are super busy.
Our garden is on standby mode when talking about growing food, but it is getting ready and nicely shaped tidying up and trimming trees and plants to prepare them for spring. Our four chicks are making eggs again and us enjoying sunny sides breakfast. The beehive looks quite from outside but you can hear them working inside to stay warm and with loads of honey for November.
Stay in touch with us, there is a field trip to Auckland at the end of July, we will be in Dunedin working with The Lab in August, the Lyttelton Harbour Kura, Festival of Learning on September and so on…