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SHAKEN STIRRING

It was Bastille Day in 1997 that one of New Zealand’s first and iconic cafés, the Matterhorn, turned from café to cocktail lounge.

BEESBEESBEES!

The team at Te Aro Wine have come up with (to their knowledge) a New Zealand first: a sparkling ‘wine’ that undergoes secondary fermentation with the addition of Hawke’s Bay Rewarewa honey.

CHEF PROFILES

STAR MAN

Did he just say curried pineapple ice cream? Yes he did. Ryan Henley, chef de cuisine at Pescatore, explains that it’s one of the innovative dishes that make up his new menu at Christchurch’s longstanding fine-dining restaurant at The George.

Bloomin’ Heck

When the test came from The Sugar Club executive chef Josh Barlow at 2am, “Does Heston have any dietary requirements?” I realised, that in the mad panic to get my mitts on Heston, I’d forgotten to ask. Surely not? How hard can this be?

Heart Felt

With today’s culture of rock-star chefs (and sometimes super-sized egos to match), and in an industry which can be tough on junior staff, it’s refreshing to meet a chef who spends much of her working life hidden behind the scenes, who cares about developing and mentoring those under her charge and who uses her skills to help in the community.

NEWS

SHAKEN STIRRING

It was Bastille Day in 1997 that one of New Zealand’s first and iconic cafés, the Matterhorn, turned from café to cocktail lounge.

BEESBEESBEES!

The team at Te Aro Wine have come up with (to their knowledge) a New Zealand first: a sparkling ‘wine’ that undergoes secondary fermentation with the addition of Hawke’s Bay Rewarewa honey.

KAI COLLAB

There’s a special trans-Tasman chef collaboration on 9 May when Clooney head chef chef Nobu Lee will join forces with Daniel Puskas to create a seven-course tasting menu.

PAUL IZZARD, IZZARD DESIGN

Wander around Sanford’s newly refurbished Auckland Fish Market and you’ll see a highend fishmonger, a range of seafood-themed eateries, a sun-filled courtyard and a welcoming bar.

THE NEW TRUCK IN TOWN

You know, sometimes you want the big-night-out bang-for-your-buck splendour of fine dining, other times you want to grab a burger, right?

TO BOLDLY GO

Wine is an industry steeped in history, tradition and a pride in doing things the time-tested way.

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