After a fast-paced year, one of Queenstown's leading
restaurants will celebrate its first birthday on Friday.
The Jervois Steak House was launched on December 6 last year
by celebrity chef Simon Gault and restaurateur Richard Sigley
on behalf of the Nourish Group and has since received
accolades for bringing the ''American-style steak house
concept'' to the resort.
Restaurant manager Jason Medina said the birthday was a
chance to thank regional businesses, tourism operators and
residents for their ''incredible support''.
''Our team here is very much part of the Queenstown community
and together we have firmly established the restaurant as one
of the `must do' dining experiences to have.''
The team's focus had been to deliver a modern and authentic
steak-house style, similar to the flagship JSH in Auckland.
''I expect my team to deliver exceptional service to match
our famed menu of pedigree quality beef, lamb and seafood
''JSH has proven to be a place where locals and visitors come
together to enjoy this level of fine hospitality and great
Mr Medina said Mr Gault regularly visited the restaurant and
was the inspiration behind the dishes created there.
''He designed a stand-alone vegetarian menu especially for
Queenstown because the demand was so high, that has now been
adopted in the Auckland restaurant.''
Further, the restaurant had introduced $15 lunch specials on
Thursdays and Fridays, filling a gap in the market.
The birthday celebrations on Friday will be marked with a
glass of bubbles or local wine for the first 50 people to
arrive at the JSH bar from 4pm.