Sean Connolly was just a few days away from opening Esther, his latest Mediterranean- influenced Auckland venture in upmarket QT Auckland hotel.
Gareth Stewart loves chefs. It’s just as well: as executive chef of Nourish Group he oversees 11 restaurants of vastly different stripes including Auckland big names Euro, Andiamo and Soul and pubs, cafés and steakhouses across Wellington, Auckland, Taupō and Queenstown.
I’m a proud Wellingtonian through and through, but it is a hamlet only an hour’s drive north of the nation’s capital city that has captured me.
When a guy has been in this business for as long as Des Harris, and with such an impressive back catalogue including Logan Brown and Clooney, you’d think he’d know it all.
Earlier this year, I caught up with Sid and Chand Sahrawat for a very frank and honest conversation about their journey...
Some 200 issues ago, Cuisine featured restaurant reviews from Plimmer House, Petit Lyon and La Spaghettata.
Hugo Baird (Lilian, Honey Bones) has transformed Ponsonby’s beloved Post Office building to become Hotel Ponsonby, with way-above-average gastropub grub, an impressive bar, a cosy fireplace and a sunny courtyard.
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A friendly and cosy urban izakaya serving Japanese food with a twist.
Gourmet food and wines from a high-end winery, served in a diner.
Japanese influences in an on-point neighbourhood spot that is one of Dominion Road’s finest.
Somewhere stylishly grand and sophisticated to while away a few hours. Start with cocktails from a creative line-up, sit back and be wowed by the expertly considered dishes from one of Aotearoa’s most celebrated chefs.
A bright, casual seaside dining room with an ever-changing ‘Trust the Chef’ menu of dishes, masterfully crafted and filled with exciting textures and delicious flavours.
A buzzing whirl of deliciousness set within a haven of timeless hospitality.