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As the incredibly sad news that US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain had been found dead of an apparent suicide started to sink in, our social feeds were flooded with reactions from people from all walks of life. The intimate bond that Bourdain had cultivated with millions of readers and viewers was overwhelming.

Pinot Noir Trophy

A pat on the back to Saint Clair Family Estate: their Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor’s Creek Pinot Noir 2016 was named the Best Pinot Noir at the Shanghai International Wine Challenge.

Some Jam, Ma’am?

Mary Brons never dreamt her feijoa and ginger jam would ever find its way to the royal table, however it was included recently in a hamper put together by Karaka’s Paddock to Pantry for Queen Elizabeth II.

Forresters Lane

“Wellington has the best food, beer and coffee. The standards are staggeringly high and the hospitality community is pretty stunning. And it has such a cool, village-like feel.” That’s what attracted Irishborn Peter Lowry to the capital more than 10 years ago, and it’s the vibrant bar scene that has kept him busy ever since.

Traffic September-October 2018

Sid Sahrawat has revealed a bold new menu direction for his award-winning finedining restaurant SIDART, moving from contemporary Kiwi cuisine to “progressive Indian cuisine”.

It’s been a busy year for the Sahrawats who take over iconic restaurant THE FRENCH CAFE from Simon Wright and Creghan Molloywright in September. The famous establishment will be known as Sid at The French Cafe, with Sid adding his signature flair to the menu of contemporary NZ cuisine.

Kyle Street and Jordan Mcdonald from Culprit have opened in Auckland’s newest hotspot, Queens Rise. LOWBROW will be offering contemporary fast food and natural wine.

Betty Chung

Betty Chung believes that her two favourite things complement each other perfectly. “I’m an architect by day and a potter by night. I get my inspiration as a ceramic artist from architecture,” she says. “No matter how much I’m involved in an architecture project, even if I do the design, documentation and build, there’s a distance between myself and the building.

Better Together

An innovative degustation menu brings tea pairing to an Auckland restaurant. As Clooney introduces new head chef, Nobu Lee, diners are in for an intriguing concept: seven-course degustation menus matching food with carefully curated teas, juices or wines.