Instead of aimlessly waiting for the much-needed weekend to approach, let’s make this week one to remember! Whether you want to treat yourself to the French Beef Tartare, keen to partake in celebrating Aotearoa’s history or simply want to learn how to blend and garnish the perfect iced tea, we’ve got you spoilt for choice.
Here’s our round up of the best things to do in Auckland this week!
The Chocolate Bar | Ponsonby Pop-Up
The Chocolate Bar has hit Auckland for a week-long pop-up event! Head along to Ponsonby Central this Monday to kick start the week with New Zealand Craft Chocolate Tasting. This event aims to help spread the word of the small but emerging craft chocolate industry, introducing Aucklander’s to the true potential of fine chocolate. There will be multiple tasting events, talks, collaborations with local food producers and the launch of a brand-new chocolate company. What better way to cure a serious case of Mondayitis, right?
Beef Tartare Day | Le Chef
Maybe you fancy a bit of Beef Tartare or maybe you’ve never tried it? Here’s your chance to join French lovers in celebrating the creation of this tasty dish. Head along to Le Chef this Tuesday night to experience this unique dish served with French fries for just $17—tonight’s the night to get your friends together and have a catch up, be sure to book a table now!
Sunrise Celebration | Suffrage Day
Keen to be a part of history? Join Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and MC Jennifer Ward-Lealand in Aotea Square, 7am as they honor the fight for gender equality in New Zealand. This special event marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first country where woman were able to vote in a general election. Celebrations will continue with musical guests and words from women leaders. Make sure you’re there at 7am to get a good spot with your breaky and a hot drink—you do not want to miss this one!
T2 Iced Tea Styling Workshop | Queen Street
Survive the hump day blues with a tea-riffic time! Join T2 for a tea workshop this Wednesday night, as they let you in on some secret blends and some sneaky tips and tricks on how to make and garnish your iced tea the talk of the town. Get your tickets now and you’ll get to take home your very own T2 Jug-a-lot – this one is a must.
The Coffee Origins Degustation Dinner | The Orange Coronation Hall
Join renowned chef and Nespresso NZ Culinary Ambassador, Josh Emett as he takes you on an exploratory adventure around the world during a five-course degustation dinner. You’ll get the opportunity to step into a multi-sensory evening in discovering what happens when coffee from five different countries meet the hands of one of New Zealand’s most creative culinary talents. Tickets are limited so be sure to book now for a seriously delectable evening!
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