February 10, 2018 - No Comments!

New head chef for The Grove

Award-winning Ben Bayly is leaving The Grove, the country’s top fine-dining restaurant, and making way for his mate and successor, Scott Denning.

After more than eight years at The Grove - and more recently sister restaurant Baduzzi - Bayly says he is ready for a change, taking time off to regroup, travel and spend time with family.

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November 2, 2017 - No Comments!

Pilu at Gusto

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.

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October 28, 2017 - No Comments!

Panhead pops-up in Auckland Viaduct over summer

Wellington brewmasters Panhead Custom Ales are bringing their impressive range to the waterfront this summer with a pop-up bound to generate serious excitement amongst Auckland beer lovers.

Formerly a nightclub, the space has been stripped back and customised from the ground-up with a pool table, games and most importantly a 14-strong tap system pouring specialty beers.

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October 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Peanut lovers rejoice

Are you nuts about peanut butter? Crazy about cacao? Right into raspberries?

Taking your brekkie to new heights of deliciousness, Blue Frog's new Crunchy Peanut Butter with Cacao and Zesty Raspberries is a heavenly mix of award-winning peanut butter from Wellington favourite Fix & Fogg, freeze dried raspberries, organic coconut and organic cacao, all baked into heavenly grain, gluten and dairy-free clusters. It's also laden with hi-oleic peanuts, known for their high levels of good-for-you monounsaturated fats. Cerealsy good!

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October 8, 2017 - No Comments!

Taste of Auckland adds fresh talent to mouthwatering line-up

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.

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September 30, 2017 - No Comments!

Get ready for a close encounter

Hot on the (high) heels of last year’s silly season smash hit, the world’s hottest all-male boylesque stars BRIEFS are back at Auckland’s Q Theatre this November with a brand new show that is out of this world.

Promising galactic glamour, astro-athleticism and interstellar aerials, Close Encounters sees the BRIEFS boys explore the third dimension with their rocket-fuelled blend of comedy, dancing, tumbling, jugging, acro-balancing, trapeze, lip syncing and warped-speed strippers from outer space.

For more info, head here.


August 24, 2017 - No Comments!

Taste of Auckland announces souped-up line-up

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.

For more info, head here.

August 21, 2017 - No Comments!

Street food fans get lucky

Taco aficionados Sarah and Otis Frizzell from The Lucky Taco have launched a new weekly street-eats meal kit delivery service for those keener on dumplings, burgers and tacos than on meat and three veg.

Offering an evolving line-up on the nation's best street eats for consumers to recreate at home in just a few easy steps, the service kicks off with cult Korean burger bar Tiger Burger, Japanese-Brazilian fusion duo the Temaki Truck, pop-up Miss Changy, Thai eatery Farang and K Rd curry house Satya, with other exciting names to be announced soon.

For more info, head here.