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

FRENCH ONION BREAKFAST STRATA

This is where French onion dip meets savoury bread pudding; it’s the perfect make-ahead brunch headliner. Pull everything together the night before you want to serve the strata and bake it the…

SRIRACHA OATS

This is a feisty, savoury way to start the day. You can use individual packets of unsweetened…

SUNRISE FLORA

This lovely lassi-style quencher is perfect for an outdoor meal. This version uses grapefruit…

CRISPY CURLY KALE CHIPS

The rule around here is simple: if the oven is on for any reason, make a batch (or two) of these…

DEVILLED EGG TOAST

This toast requires top-quality bread and a heavy hand with extra toppings; they make all the…

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

LOCAL HEROES / MATAKANA

If you know Martin Bosley, you know that you cannot argue with him about oysters in any way, shape or form, because he is THE man when it comes to choosing, eating, shucking, preparing or eating the New Zealand oyster.

ALL’S WELL THAT STARTS WELL

In terms of growth opportunities, Chris Scott has the kind of gig most chefs can only dream about. With a 700-square-metre organic kitchen garden at…

STEEPED IN HISTORY

Russell Holder is a planner and a thinker. He likes order and structure. But he’s also insatiably curious, which is why he’s found a happy niche in…

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…

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.