To Lucas Parkinson, owner of Wanaka’s newest urbane restaurant, Ode, living up to a high standard of environmental responsibility goes hand in hand with delivering impressive and dignified food. Ode operates based on a business concept they call ‘passion led by purpose’, by which good food doesn’t just mean adequate to fill the gap, but means committing to the intention of sourcing ingredients of highest pedigree – organic, ethical, sustainable, seasonal, local, and all other such ethics.