Down a lane behind the post office, up the stairs between two bars, through a heavy drawn curtain to an unmarked door. I open the door and yes, we are in Ode Conscious Dining Wanaka. It’s not the prettiest of spaces, nor the easiest to find, but this is of no importance once you begin your experience.
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AUCKLAND. It's just a well that Hugo’s Bistro is open for all-day dining as the chairs here are so soft to sink into that it’s hard to muster up the will to leave. And why would you want to when the house-blend coffee is excellent, the food is good and the service is so warm.
CHRISTCHURCH. Already seduced during a few visits to the bar at 5th Street for drinks before dinner elsewhere, I was greatly anticipating the full food experience at the recently opened restaurant, an offshoot of Hello Sunday cafe across the road.
WELLINGTON. While everybody has heard of pizzerias, the concept of a dedicated pastaria is fairly novel, to Wellingtonians at least.
If you’re already a fan of Macy & Tailor, hunt out their last flavor-honey mustard pressed pretzels. If you are still to try them, they are thin and crispy flattened pretzels to dip, crunch or snack on. $3.79 for 180g packet from New World and and PAK’nSAVE supermarkets.
“Our biggest problem is that most consumers don’t know what it is, or what to do with it,” says Ben Leggett of the range of aromatic cocktail bitters made by his Marlborough boutique distillery, Elemental Bitters.
A storm-lashed Nelson favourite reopens after refurbishment. Summer at the Boat Shed Cafe in Nelson is idyllic: the sky is blue, aqua seas lap gently against the shore and diners relax on the overwater deck sipping wine.
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