Chocolate @ The Butchery


Head Chef at Botswana Butchery


juan balsaniVenison and chocolate, a savoury delight…

Come on a journey of combining the ultimate flavours of succulent New Zealand Fare Game venison with the richness of dark gourmet Valrhona chocolate. Juan shows us how these complementary flavours marry together to make a must-try savoury chocolate delight.

Juan Balsani is the Head Chef at Botswana Butchery in Queenstown. Juan trained in culinary arts under tuition of French Institute ‘Ecole Lenôtre’ and Ecole Supérieure de Cuisine Française Ferrandi in the IAG in Argentina and brings 18 years experience from the restaurant, catering and hotel establishments to one of the most recognised fine dining restaurants in New Zealand.




Located in Queenstown’s historic precinct with spectacular lake views and signature roaring log fires inside and out, Botswana Butchery is one of Queenstown’s most stylish restaurants. It offers a sumptuous menu full of flavor and is consistently rated as one of the resort town’s most popular restaurants, since opening in August 2008.

Chocolate Culinary Theatre
Te Papa, Soundings Theatre, Level 2
This presentation is part of a one-hour looping show. Come in anytime!

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