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.

Cuisine Artisan Awards 2021

We’re excited to announce the finalists in the prestigious Cuisine Artisan Awards 2021 and once again we have partnered with the New Zealand Food…

GOING GLOBAL

We are excited to see Wellington chef Monique Fiso has been profiled on theworlds50best.com.

WE’RE WATCHING… Andrea Marseglia

Starting his career in hospitality as a pizza maker, Andrea Marseglia didn’t really enjoy being behind the oven covered in flour. Going out to bars…

A FOOD LOVER’S GUIDE TO WELL-BEING

If you’re just as food-crazy as me – I’m that girl who, while eating breakfast, is already thinking about lunch – you too might believe you can’t…

RECIPES

LOCAL BREAKFAST BOWL

This tasty, fresh good-for-you mix, created from produce gathered at the Matakana Farmers’ Market, makes a healthy meal at any time of day. Find treats like this on the menu at The Farmers Daughter…

HASSELBACK POTATOES

Choose a long oval-shaped potato for the best result. You can add flavouring such as a grind of…

GIN-CURED BEEF, QUINOA & PEA SHOOTS, TURNIP & RADISH CONFIT

In theory, this recipe is simple enough, but you can see why it is often left to restaurants – once…

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

Hali Bar & Bistro

Christchurch. Ocean-themed sophisticated bistro and bar serving delectable, sustainable seafood and exceptionally crafted cocktails.

Gochu

Auckland. At Gochu you will taste more than just an introduction to the Korean classics. Expect the unexpected set within the slick Commercial Bay…

Clarence Bistro

Tauranga. This is a kitchen clearly not afraid to mix it up, using their skills in baking, dry ageing and foraging to add interest as well as…

Phil’s Kitchen

Auckland. Nestled in the heart of the eclectic Kingsland dining precinct, the restaurant is about as far as you can get from the high-style altars to…

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

The first dust of winter speckling the hills near Ōamaru is a cue to cosy-up the menu at Cucina, the Tees St restaurant of Pablo and Yanina Tacchini.…

DRINK

COCKTAIL #17

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CAMPARI, ORANGE & ELDERFLOWER CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

A twist on the classic Champagne cocktail, with frozen orange and elderflower cubes to keep the…

GREEN THUMB COCKTAIL

Paired with Polenta-crumbed calamari with wasabi & green tea

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.