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.
“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.
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 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.