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 bar to celebrating national pickle day, 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 Veuve Clicquot Arrow Tin Is Here
Yes, Champagne is spectacular. But Veuve Cliquot in your very own personalised arrow tin? Epic. Available exclusively at Glengarry Victoria Park and online, each bespoke tin will come engraved with a location of your choosing, as well as the distance from Reims, the home of Veuve Cliquot. Don’t walk, run as these are expected to sell fast.
Travel To The Mediterranean With Just One Bite
From 19-25 November, a number of restaurants across the nation will be participating in the third annual Week Of Italian Cuisine In The World. The likes of Simon Gault’s Giraffe Restaurant, Non-Solo Pizza and Gina’s Kitchen will each follow this year's Mediterranean diet theme showcasing Italian culinary traditions, using high-quality products and regional specificities. Click here for all the deets.
Level Up Your BBQ Game
BBQ season is officially here, and lucky for us, so are MeatHeads' spice rubs. With blends specifically for Chicken, Beef, Lamb and Pork, each rub has been handmade in Auckland free from fillers, additives or preservatives. Round up the squad and fire up the grill because your summer soirees just got an upgrade. For more info, click here.
Donovans Seasonal Collection Is Back
The gift that keeps on giving, Donovans have done it again with the return of their seasonal collection. Featuring new dark chocolate apricot nougat and strawberry pavlova creations, we have a feeling these sweet treats are going to be essential under any Christmas tree. Check out the full range here and get yo’ snack on.
You Can Now Bite Into Disney Magic (Literally)
Venture into Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms with one of the sweetest high tea experiences in town. To celebrate the release of the film, Cordis and Disney have paired up to create a magical experience that’ll have you sinking your teeth into their latest feature film (literally). Laden with themed sweet and savoury treats including the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’, you’ll find yourself venturing through the land of snowflakes, flowers and sweets with every bite. Book and find out more deets here.
La Fuente Is Back
Following a successful pop-up, La Fuente is back and better than ever. Finding a permanent home on Snickle Lane, the bar and shop is a wine and mezcal connoisseur’s dream. With sprawling wine displays and rare variations of mezcal, you can now sip on the good stuff through a number of in-store tastings paired with a menu expertly crafted to inject flavour and enhance the experience. Click here for more info.
Tabasco Celebrate 150 Years
A go-to for almost every meal, you can never get enough hot sauce. The 150th birthday of Tabasco shows the seasoning staple has no sign of changing. Founded in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana, the original sauce was developed and passed down through the generations ensuring the process and ingredients have remained virtually untouched with half of the companies employees still based on Avery Island. Deviating into, green chipotle, and a fiery habanero sauce, it’s hard to imagine a time without Tabasco.
Tis’ The Season For Smashing (Avocados)
Spring has sprung, but more importantly, so have avocado! No longer will we have to gamble with questionable ripeness and soaring prices to get our fix and lucky for us, we’re now able to get them delivered straight to our door thanks to ingenious delivery service, The Good Avo. With avocados at various stages of ripening, you’ll be able to get smashing immediately while still having some to stash away for later. A millennial's dream come true, get your avo on and place your order here.
Celebrate USA National Pickle Day
In celebration of USA National Pickle Day (yes, it’s actually a thing), McClure’s pickles have teamed up with a number of local foodie favourites to celebrate. The legendary Lowbrow has gone above and beyond creating deep fried pickle nachos drenched in a hot nacho cheese sauce, and that’s not to mention Hallertau’s pickle burger extreme burger which boasts five pickle elements in the dish. Available for one week only, get in quick, these are a big dill.
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