We're lucky to live in a city where the food scene is fast-paced and always changing, so to keep you in the know, we’ve had our eyes peeled for the newest openings and tastiest products around Auckland. This week there's warming mulled cider and apple cinnamon pancakes on the line-up of things you need to get amongst.
Here’s a round-up of the foodie news you need to know this week.
Eat My Lunch's New Britomart Hub
Eat My Lunch are an amazing company helping to fill the bellies of children going to school without, with their buy one, give one system. The team now have a permanent spot in Britomart where you can enjoy the delicious food created, while still helping out someone in need. The grab and go concept means you can buy freshly made sandwiches, salads, snacks and coffee for a quick and easy breakfast or lunch and in true Eat My Lunch style, for every $14 spent, a lunch will also be given to a Kiwi kid in need.
Warm Up With Monteith’s Mulled Cider
Mulled wine is a well-known winter treat, but mulled cider? It's just as good and something you need to try if you haven’t already. Monteith’s are setting up cosy mulled cider stations at a number of bars and restaurants around Auckland so you can get a taste of the goodness. Monteith’s Dark Fruit & Cider is slowly mulled with spices, honey and orange rind to create the perfect, warming drink. Keep an eye out at Sweat Shop, The Bluestone Room, Danny Doolans and other spots around the city for a try.
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Are Now Too Easy
Nothing says Sunday morning like pancakes and Marcels are the easiest way to go if you are feeling extra lazy first thing. Using authentic recipes from Belgium, they're made with high-quality ingredients producing the perfect fluffy pancakes. Their newest flavour, Apple Cinnamon is sure to warm up any chilly winter morning. Filled with sweet, tangy apples and spicy cinnamon they are the ultimate indulgent treat—simply pop them in the microwave or fry pan and top with marscapone, maple syrup and winter fruits. Perfection.
Young & Co Have Your New Favourite Red
Adventurous new player in the wine scene, Young & Co has a luscious lip-smacking range of red wine launching this July. Featuring three drops, The Jam, Shiraz, Cherry Bomb, Pinot Noir and Berry Riot, Grenache, the beautiful flavours are the first to launch and will not disappoint. Promising a flavour sensation in every glass, the range delivers a perfect balance of style and sass while bursting with rich flavours, perfect for your winter evenings in.
Get Your Truffle On At Euro
When it comes to matches made in heaven, truffles and cheese is right up there with the best of them; a fact Euro is well aware of. They're celebrating this magical duo with a dedicated three-course truffle menu that stars dishes such as ‘Croque monsieur’ brioche toastie, prosciutto ham with truffle cheese sauce; and fresh truffle rigatoni with pecorino and raw + cured yolk. You can smash this for just $29.95 until the end of July so gather your crew and get into it.
Craft’d Wine and Spirits Festival
The inaugural Craft'd Wine and Spirits Festival will land in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter this July, bringing with it more than 40 small producers showcasing their best tipples. This new festival offers tastings, masterclasses, food trucks and entertainment all in the celebration of delicious drinks. Whether you are a spirit lover, foodie or wine connoisseur, the festival has it all, check the full line-up here.
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