Michael Coughlin

Provenance Brand Ambassador

Michael has been a chef for 35 years. At times a restaurateur, consultant to restaurants and a Lifetime Platinum Brand Ambassador for Beef+Lamb New Zealand, he knows the industry inside out.

On this his blog page, Michael shares insights in his new role as Provenance Meat New Zealand’s Brand Ambassador and overseer of our Process Quality Assurance Programme – though mostly he just loves writing about Provenance lamb. From time to time he invites other chefs and foodies to do the same.

Lunch with Kate

Lunch with Kate Tucked away in an old chocolate factory in Parnell is renowned Auckland restaurant, CIBO. A warm welcome from Jeremy, owner and front of house, beckons diners into


Dinner at Moeraki Moeraki is a hidden gem of a fishing village on the Otago Coast. Well known for its rounded boulders on the beach, the village is a bit

Cooking for Samin

Cooking for Samin Great to be back at my blog after a busy few months. So what’s new?

Lunch at Glenfalloch

Lunch at Glenfalloch Lunch last week was at Glenfalloch, a beautiful garden on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin. We sat outside on the terrace of the restaurant on a mild autumn

Lunch at Mount Difficulty

Lunch at Mount Difficulty Kirsty Newton writes of her visit to Mt. Difficulty, one of New Zealand’s best known vineyards and restaurants. Cruising through the golds and greens of Central Otago

Provenance Lamb Shoulder

The Provenance Lamb Shoulder Labelled on our site as the “Oyster shoulder”, this is a wonderful cut of meat, tender and lean with the fore-shank, shoulder bone and blade still