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.

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…

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…

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

Solve your Christmas present dilemmas and support your local hospitalty businesses with new schemes and giving ideas.

TRAFFIC NOVEMBER 2021

For a whole lot of Italian flair in Britomart, welcome Bar Non Solo to the Seafarers Building. Sister to the famous Non Solo Pizza in Parnell, it…

RECIPES

SALMON, SUMAC, PICKLED STRAWBERRIES & PINK PEPPERCORNS

Pretty in pink is the bright little moment here, a super- colourful platter that screams summer, while the sweet and sour strawberry pickles cut the richness of the salmon. This is also good with…

BARBECUED GREEN SHELL MUSSEL & GREEN BEAN SALAD WITH PRESERVED LEMON & ALMONDS

Shellfish is a delight on the barbecue, taking on hints of the wood smoke to flavour the dish. If…

SLOW-COOKED BARBECUED LAMB LEG WITH MISO & HOROPITO & SUMMER VEGETABLES

I’ve used a bone-in lamb leg but you could do this with shoulders, shanks or even a boneless leg of…

EGGPLANT KEBABS WITH SRIRACHA RED LENTIL PURÉE

Eggplants, cut into slices and grilled like this, have a slightly chewy texture and are perfect for…

FRENCH ONION BREAKFAST STRATA

This is where French onion dip meets savoury bread pudding; it’s the perfect make-ahead brunch…

TRAVEL

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 stalwart is simply a must.

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…

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.

HOSPITALITY

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 stalwart is simply a must.

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…

Miro

Christchurch. Excellent and appealing menu with creative twists on some of the classics, made with fine ingredients treated with respect, and a tasty…

Mr Pickles Bar & Eatery

Hamilton. With both the food and the atmosphere being the antithesis of pretentious, Mr Pickles somehow defies description – it’s best experienced in…

DRINK

EARL GREY SUAVE

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KIWI FEIJOA MULE

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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.