NEWS

THE HATS ARE BACK!

New Zealand’s hotly anticipated restaurant awards are back with an awards ceremony that will be broadcast nationally to celebrate our hospitality industry’s night of nights, 13 December 2021.

CIBO

Auckland. If you are looking for the whole package, delivered by an outstanding team with an outrageous sense of fun, then a visit to this Parnell…

Alma

Don’t be fooled by the stunning brick and tile work, which gives that first impression of a traditional Andalusian kitchen; this fiery menu delivers…

HELPING HANDS

Local speciality coffee roasters Kōkako have come up with a genius idea to help their wholesale customers during the pandemic woes.

Brood FermWares / Lauren Yap

Buy one of Lauren Yap’s handmade pottery fermenters, and tucked inside will be a handwritten recipe to get you started making kimchi, a dish Lauren…

RECIPES

TREACLE-CURED SALMON WITH CUCUMBER & HERB SALSA

It’s easy enough to buy gravadlax, the lightly cured salmon topped with dill, but I cure my own in a mix of treacle and mustard. As an elegant starter it needs a bracing salsa to go with it, so I use…

COFFEE TART

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STRAWBERRY TART

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VANILLA TART

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SAUTÉED WHITEBAIT, ROAST JERSEY BENNE POTATOES WITH CRÈME FRAÎCHE & CAVIAR, CHIVE BUTTER SAUCE

I’m quite happy to have whitebait in two ways on Christmas Day, and there is much to be said about…

TRAVEL

48 HOURS IN MATAKANA

Matakana. Lauraine Jacobs shares delicious discoveries and gentle adventures from her new book, which explores this rich-in-rewards region. Less than an hour’s drive from Auckland, Matakana is the ideal region to escape to for a weekend where the focus is on well-being to recharge body and mind.

PEACE & PLENTY

Kelli Brett takes 24 hours for mind, body and soul in The Mighty Waikato. Me time. We all want it – the challenge is making it happen.

TARANAKI…LIKE NO OTHER

For those of us with an overdeveloped interest in breakfast, lunch and dinner, the opportunity to travel brings with it a chance to explore the…

GIVING IT PLENTY

I hadn’t expected a short flight to Tauranga to have me feeling like I’d stepped into a mini European vacation.

Dunners, you’re on…

With its Gothic architecture and stunning coastal landscapes, Dunedin has always had a quirky urban charm, but there is a sense of change in the air…

HOSPITALITY

PRIDE OF PLACE

Vaughan Mabee Cuisine Chef of the Year 2019/2020 presents a stunning epitome of Aotearoa.

CATCH ON THE DAY

Nothing screams ‘celebration’ louder than seafood, so Martin Bosley presents a stellar menu for the big day.

CIBO

Auckland. If you are looking for the whole package, delivered by an outstanding team with an outrageous sense of fun, then a visit to this Parnell…

Alma

Don’t be fooled by the stunning brick and tile work, which gives that first impression of a traditional Andalusian kitchen; this fiery menu delivers…

AUCKLAND, YOU’RE NEXT LEVEL

As we headed towards our print deadline, Auckland was still in level 4 lockdown and our hearts were breaking for our friends in hospitality. One…

DRINK

CAFFÈ GIACOSA

An ode to the origins of the humble Negroni with a local New Zealand twist. We call upon tart cherry juice and wild mint to build a green and herbaceous play on the classic. View the recipe…

NOPALES

A dry, crisp and vibrant sour, to mimic the zesty prickly pears of Mexico and the way their balance…

JUBU SODA

A delicate, zesty and fragrant sparkling tea taking influence from the traditions of hi-ball…

FABERGE HI-BALL

A light, refreshing and dry play on the classic Collins, this hi-ball brings together a high level…

EARL GREY SUAVE

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AWARDS

THE HATS ARE BACK!

New Zealand’s hotly anticipated restaurant awards are back with an awards ceremony that will be broadcast nationally to celebrate our hospitality industry’s night of nights, 13 December 2021.