New openings, new menus, new food and drink products, Auckland is filled with them all—and this week was no exception. From the arrival of a new dining precinct, to festive treats and cocktail classes, there's plenty happening on the foodie scene in the 09.
Here’s a round-up of the foodie news you need to know this week.
The Shore Is Set To Get A New Dining Precinct
Another stellar addition to Smales Farm, the stunning leafy venue will house of some of Auckland’s much-loved eateries, as well as some epic new openings. With a line-up that caters to every craving, Goodside opens on December 1—click here to find out what you can expect.
Cloudy Bay Releases 2018 Wine
Perennial wine favourite Cloudy Bay has released their 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and is an intense delight. Refreshing on the palate, it’s perfect for summer dining. Make sure you head to the Cloudy Bay Sail Away at Odettes to try it.
Bluebells Cakery Releases Collection Of Festive Treats
Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and to celebrate Bluebells Cakery has launched a range of 20 treats—perfect for gifting this season. With a range of both sweet and savoury, these are inspired by a Kiwi summer, and include fudge, specialty marshmallows, biscuits, fruit cake, mince tarts and nougat. They accompany Bluebells’ popular themed cupcakes and are available from their Kingsland and Hillsborough locations.
Bell Tea Celebrates Its 120th Birthday
A cuppa has become the go-to for any mood on any day and the 120th birthday of New Zealand’s most iconic brand shows that it shows no signs of changing. Founded in 1898 in Dunedin, they source the best from around the world, all blended locally. Now stocking an incredible range from traditional black to the new white tea, to green teas, Bell continues to look after Kiwis, one cup of tea at a time.
LK Hosts Cocktail Lessons
Summer is just around the corner and to celebrate LK (formerly Liquor King) is hosting a series of cocktail lessons around the country. Highlighting all things pink—Gordon’s Pink Gin, rose, bubbles, pink beer and pink cocktails—you can pop into your local store to learn some new tips and tricks for hosting your own summer soiree to seriously impress your friends.
Melbourne’s Most-Awarded Pizza Restaurant Opens In Auckland
The newest arrival to Auckland International Airport is 400 Gradi. Here you’ll find authentic Italian dishes with a carefully selected menu showcasing some all-time favourites. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, expect freshly baked pastries, traditional pasta and incredible pizza. You’ll find it after security—the perfect reason to get to the airport early for your flight.
Little HAN Becomes Permanent
With the success of their recent pop up, HAN is featuring ‘little HAN’ menu for their lunch permanently. Showcasing the street food of South Korea in the best shape, form and quality, it’s a must. We’re talking Korean fried chicken and beef galbi short rib tacos. Little Han's head chef, Min, once owned a food truck, so we know this is going to be a banger. It’s open from Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm.
Taylors Wine Reveals Floral New Look
Great wine in an even prettier bottle, Australian Taylors Wine launched their stunning new-look wine collection. Aptly named The Promised Land, the winery commissioned artist Catherine Abel to create the artwork for the range. Inside you’ll find smooth, easy drinking wine that won’t disappoint.
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