After being closed for the first half of the year, The Zin House has reopened.
During the time of the restaurant's temporary closure chef and owner Kim Currie and her husband David Lowe were involved in a dispute with a business partner which lead to doubt over the future of Lowe Wines and the historic Tinja property. Currie says they are very pleased to put it behind them and show their appreciation to the people who have helped and supported them.
Noting the influence this dispute has played on her perception when coming to reopen the restaurant, Currie said, "when you're faced with major challenges in life you reevaluate what you want to achieve, how you go about it and how you care for the people around you".
"These considerations are reflected in the restaurant," she said. With their original ethos strong in mind - real food served from a set menu, set price, across communal dining - she said any changes are only for the better.
"From the beginning I said Zin House was about simple food, cooked from scratch with what we and our neighbours grow. That hasn't changed in five years," she said. "What has changed is that we are taking that ethos even further. Our chefs and waiters will be working as one team to bring guests a food and wine experience that is quintessentially Mudgee - focused on what we're growing, where we live and what we believe in."