Auckland winemakers are banding together to showcase the best the region has to offer at the first-ever Auckland Wine Week being held this June.
With the winemaking regions of Waiheke Island, Matakana and West Auckland joining forces, visit between 13-23 June 2019 and you'll find wineries abuzz with events and cellar door tastings, Auckland-centric tastings and dinners at participating restaurants and retailers, and the country's biggest wine tasting event Winetopia taking place on the city's waterfront.
Gusto at the Grand executive chef Sean Connolly and guest chef Sardinian-born Giovanni Pilu are hosting guests for an Italian feast at Auckland's SKYCITY. Executive chef and owner of Sydney's Pilu on Freshwater, Pilu and Connolly are good friends and have worked together multiple times, but for this, his first New Zealand event, they're taking inspiration from Pilu's homeland.
This year’s Taste of Auckland in partnership with Electrolux just keeps getting better with a host of big names in the food world newly added to the line-up including Nick Honeyman from Paris Butter, Simon Gault and Giraffe, Nic Watt of True Food & Yoga and The Tasting Shed’s Ganesh Raj.
Bringing the total tally to ten, four new restaurants join the already exceptional lineup of Baduzzi, Euro, Tok Tok, Saan, The Vodka Room and Miss Moonshines who will serve up their signature dishes at the festival.
Food lovers won’t want to miss this year’s Taste of Auckland with chefs Ben Bayly from Baduzzi, Gareth Stewart from Euro, Cameron Knox from Tok Tok and Australian MasterChef judge George Calombaris just some of the big names in a jam-packed November line-up.
With tickets on sale this week, the Western Springs festival is already shaping up as the most ambitious yet with live cooking demonstrations, intimate chef experiences, a gourmet hāngi and of course, a stunning menu of delicious food.
A new craft pop-up in Auckland's Viaduct, Nightingale looks set to take off this winter.
Designed with beer in mind, the menu is unashamedly gourmet comfort food with beer pairings to go with each dish. But it's at night that Nightingale really sings as a live entertainment venue with everything from bands to DJs and comedy.
Newly opened, Win-Win brings the bright lights of Vegas to Ponsonby Road with a fun retro vibe, expertly crafted cocktails, jellies from Jessica Mantis aka the jellyologist, snacks from Il Buco, and a funk, boogie and retro disco/pop soundtrack.
Check them out at 212 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland. Open Wed-Sun from 5pm to late.