Lively cross-cultural innovation from a trans-Tasman couple.
Tag: Photography Amber-Jayne Bain
A renowned fine-dining chef adds a touch of refinement to gastropub fare.
Growing up in Waikanae, Todd Cameron always thought it was a pretty cool place. But returning to his home town after a spell living the coastal California life, Todd saw the town with fresh eyes and realised it didn’t quite have the glitter of his memories.
Sitting between Dunedin and Timaru lies the district of Waitaki, combining the wild, windswept eastern coastline, the haunting, natural beauty of the Mackenzie plains, the towering, terrifying Southern Alps and reaching around Twizel towards Lake Tekapo.
The Waikato and dairy famously go hand in hand, but travel across the region and you’ll find there is so much more to it than just Hamilton.
I’ve been talking to Asher Boote (owner of Wellington restaurants Hillside, The Ramen Bar, BOL and Daisy’s) about burdock and it reminds me of dandelion and burdock, a soft drink from my childhood; a little Googling reveals that it is indeed made of the plant that Asher is so enthusiastic about.
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.