Monday, 15 June 2015
Ōra King Awards return for third year in 2015
The annual Ōra King Awards return in 2015 for a third season – and chefs around the country and around the world will be sharpening their knives to compete for one of four titles.
World experienced sommelier joins Craggy Range
One of the country’s most experienced sommeliers has been appointed customer experience manager at Craggy Range Winery in Hawke’s Bay.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
MASU's TROPHY CABINET IN GROWTH MODE
Nic Watt and his team at Federal Street restaurant MASU have plenty to celebrate this week.
Monday, 8 June 2015
LEWISHAM AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Hospitality industry salutes its peers
Peer recognition is probably the most valuable accolade in any industry.
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
France to get a sophisticated taste of Kiwi
Chef Nick Honeyman is living his ambition to chase the sun cooking in summer restaurants around the world.
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Berlin White launches at 16 TUN
Hippy Berliner may sound like a contradiction in terms given the legacy of the words - but those who know 8 Wired brewer Soren Eriksen will hardly be surprised.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
New face to revamp viaduct hotspot
Viaduct venue Lenin is set for a revamp later this year – but Auckland party-goers can be assured it will retain its reputation as a nightlife hotspot.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
LEWISHAM FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Record votes choose cream of Auckland hospitality crop
A record number of hospitality industry people have voted to choose the 2015 Lewisham Awards finalists announced today.
Monday, 11 May 2015
MASU dishes up winter wine series
Great wines coupled with new food thoughts from celebrated chef Nic Watt could be on your MASU menu this winter – but you’ll need to be quick because there are only 17 seats at the table.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
ŌRA KING HELPS RAISE $24,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITY
Charity lunch a huge success in Blenheim
Ōra King has helped raise more than $24,000 at a special charity lunch on May 3 in aid of Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary.
Monday, 4 May 2015
La Fourchette introduces 'le saveurs de France' range of limited edition macarons
Lovers of macarons and cocktails are in for a sweet treat with La Fourchette's exclusive new range of macarons aptly named Saveurs de France (flavours of France).
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Binney artwork to be auctioned for charity
Guests at a charity lunch in Marlborough are in for not only the food treat of their lives but also a unique visual indulgence – an original Don Binney artwork.
The fundraiser at Gibbs on Godfrey in Blenheim is in aid of the Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary.
MASU LAUNCHES SUNDAY BRUNCH
Family friendly menu and venue for Nichiyo
Sunday brunch in Auckland is about to get a lot more cosmopolitan with Nic Watt introducing MASU’s new Nichiyo menu on May 3.
DEPOT REGAINS ITS CROWN AS AUCKLAND'S TOP RESTAURANT
Al Brown’s SkyCity eatery takes out top restaurant award
Federal St eatery Depot has taken out the accolade of Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year while five-time previous supreme award winner The French Café is runner up.
Break for mums in May
You could be forgiven for doing a double take as you pass your local Muffin Break store this May.
The national premium bakery-café chain is renaming its stores to ‘Mother’s Break’ in celebration of the contributions mums make to family life.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Karena & Kasey
A snapshot of MasterChef NZ winners' lives
Karena and Kasey Bird are lovers of food, family, their community and New Zealand.
Monday, 13 April 2015
AUCKLAND'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS NAMED
Nine newcomers and three returning favourites make the cut
Auckland’s restaurant scene continues to simmer with the annual Metro Top 50 serving up eight newcomers and a first-timer in the 13th year of the awards.
Monday, 30 March 2015
MATT LAMBERT IS COMING TO MARLBOROUGH
Michelin-starred chef to cook for Kaipupu Point fundraiser
It’s not often an executive chef from a Michelin starred restaurant comes to town.
Friday, 13 March 2015
WORLD SLEEP DAY 2015
Kiwis urged to wake up to sleep issues
It’s World Sleep Day on Friday (13 March) and guess what? A high proportion of us are not getting enough sleep.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Craft beer popularity drives extra taps at 16 TUN
Beer taps are a bit like t-shirts; you really can’t have enough of them.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
New 'enamel stripping' M!ller brew at 16 TUN
It’s a combination that’s almost guaranteed to make you feel as though the enamel is being stripped from your teeth*.
Monday, 2 March 2015
Molten menu refocuses on feasting trend
Great feasts always linger in the memory.
Friday, 27 February 2015
It's edible art in a cone
Invited guests at K Road’s Artspace Gallery were treated to much more than art at a private exhibition in Auckland last night (25 February) – edible miniature road cones bursting with bespoke ice cream as part of a work.
Monday, 9 February 2015
CRAFT BEER TRENDS FOR 2015
Stronger and darker says beer expert
Against a backdrop of falling sales for mainstream brews, craft beer is a major growth area for brewers it seems.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
TO BE SURE, HE'S FIT FOR THE ROLE
Showcase appoints new operations manager
You could call it the luck of the Irish but Ben Hartigan now has what many Kiwi beer fans would consider the best job in the world.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
NIC WATT OPENS NEW RESTAURANT IN AUSTRALIA
Madame Hanoi brings French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine to SKYCITY Adelaide
His multi-awarded Japanese restaurant on SKYCITY Auckland’s Federal Street has been much more than simply a resounding success.
Monday, 19 January 2015
Giapo scoops Kiwi ice cream accolade
As summer scorches on, ice cream lovers have spoken out on Trip Advisor: Auckland's Giapo Haute Ice Cream serves the nation's best frozen 'creations'.
Monday, 15 December 2014
FYFE JOINS CRAGGY RANGE
Strategic role supports winery’s global growth
Craggy Range today announces that Icebreaker CEO Rob Fyfe is joining the award winning winery in a newly created position of strategic advisor reporting to the board and CEO Michael Wilding.
Friday, 12 December 2014
GLUTEN FREE ICE CREAM CONES
Ice cream artist adds taste to waffle cones
Being gluten intolerant can mean you have to forego a range of flavoursome foods – but now you can take waffle ice cream cones off the list.
Thursday, 4 December 2014
DUNEDIN CAFÉ JUDGED NZ'S BEST
For the second year in a row a South Island café has been judged the nation’s best.