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HOTEL BEACON

Imagine my deilght as my New York cab pulled up just after midnight at my hotel on Broadway (ON-BROADWAY!) and I looked across the road to see a market that was still open!

FREE SPIRITS

Whisky is the most romantic of all the spirits, whether you like an old-fashioned or modern kind of love story.

RARE FARE MARLBOROUGH

Feast Marlborough showcases the best of Marlborough produce, shining a light on premium food and producers beyond the already well-known Marlborough wine story. The region buzzes with activity during this annual action-packed four-day event.

DOUGH-GOODERS

On a foggy autumn morning in a church carpark in Auckland’s Pt Chev, a man rocks up holding a giant, empty plastic container. He’s obviously done this before and, wisely, has come prepared.

THE ‘S’ WORD

SUSTAINABILITY – it’s a loaded term that has most of us feeling either smug or vaguely guilty.

TAXI!

Please read carefullt, because the information you are about to consume should be tucked away in your memory, or somewhere on your cloud storage solution of choice, as your ultimate food experience bucket list.

CHEF PROFILES

HARBOUR MASTER

Marc’s own education started on Réunion Island, from where his family hail, a small French overseas department east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.

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.

Love Street

Tracy Whitmey talks to a young chef bringing fine-dining techniques to traditional Lebanese food. The menu note sums up entirely what Gemmayze Street is all about: A large part of Lebanese heritage and culture is conveyed through our food and the way we share a meal with our loved ones. Gemmayze Street symbolises the pillars of any Lebanese gathering: food, hospitality, love and family.

NEWS

HOTEL BEACON

Imagine my deilght as my New York cab pulled up just after midnight at my hotel on Broadway (ON-BROADWAY!) and I looked across the road to see a market that was still open!

FREE SPIRITS

Whisky is the most romantic of all the spirits, whether you like an old-fashioned or modern kind of love story.

RARE FARE MARLBOROUGH

Feast Marlborough showcases the best of Marlborough produce, shining a light on premium food and producers beyond the already well-known Marlborough wine story. The region buzzes with activity during this annual action-packed four-day event.

DOUGH-GOODERS

On a foggy autumn morning in a church carpark in Auckland’s Pt Chev, a man rocks up holding a giant, empty plastic container. He’s obviously done this before and, wisely, has come prepared.

THE ‘S’ WORD

SUSTAINABILITY – it’s a loaded term that has most of us feeling either smug or vaguely guilty.

THE ANGELS’ SHARE

As recent events in Christchurch have taught us, the world can be cruel. Tragedy can strike leaving us forever changed. However, among the injustices we must look for the good, as when we do it is found all around us.

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