Think you know all about fine dining? Well, if Jiwon Do has his way you’ll need to think again. As Hippopotamus – the restaurant within Wellington’s QT Hotel, which was awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2019....
Category: Bar Bites
Fifty-three floors up the Sky Tower with an unobstructed view over sprawling Tāmaki Makaurau, The Sugar Club is undoubtedly elevated in the physical sense, but equally so in the level of thought and execution that goes into the offerings from both kitchen and bar.
Like most chefs at the top of their game, Callum Liddicoat is an energy bomb of creativity and anxiety. It’s written on his Instagram feed where, amid the edible artfulness, he posts motivational messages such as ‘Never stop creating new shit’, and on his arms where the visual symbolism tells a personal story.
Mat Pedley of Hamilton’s Mr Pickles recently won the Good George Local Hero title at the Waikato Food Inc Awards 2020 so it’s clear that he is pretty well regarded around town.
You’d expect Napier – nestled as it is in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest and second-most abundant wine region – to be bursting with good wine bars where people who are passionate about wine can help visitors and locals alike to taste and buy the region’s world-class wine in relaxed, classy surroundings.
They take it seriously when it’s time to eat,” says Luis Cabrera.
When Louis Dyer first opened Civil and Naval right after the earthquakes it was important to him that it was a place to come into and forget about the flattened city.
Recently we’ve found that some of the most imaginative and downright delicious food we’ve enjoyed are those little bites designed to accompany a drink – be that a glass of wine, a cocktail or a house-made shrub or cordial.