In Latin, “mora” means to linger or to pause, which is exactly what you’ll want to do at Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen. For one, there’s the bucolic setting: heritage-listed Walnut Cottage on the outskirts of Arrowtown, named for the landmark walnut tree in its gardens. Sheltered by umbrellas in summer and a cosy marquee in winter, Mora’s outdoor tables are made for long-lunching, or breakfasting. Same goes for the menu, which radiates creativity and, handily, suggests a wine match for each dish. Try the melt-in-your-mouth Central Otago lamb shoulder with a 2017 Mora Kolo Pinot Noir, or the cedar-wood Mt Cook salmon (hello, beetroot glaze) accompanied by the 2020 Mora Sauvignon Blanc. Then there’s the seared halloumi. With seasonal ﬂavours that change every three months, it’s a local legend as fabled as the walnut tree.
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