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Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

By Georgia Summerton
24th Jul 2019

The foodie scene in Auckland is always exciting with new openings, new menus and new products constantly on the horizon. To keep you up to date with the stand-outs we've compiled a weekly round-up of all the best foodie news you need to know. This week there's an award-winning mixologist in town and new gut-lovin yoghurt among the stellar list.
Here is the latest foodie news you need to know. 

Sip Bubbles In The Clicquot Chalet

In the exciting lead up to the Clicquot in the Snow winter festival, Veuve Clicquot is bringing a taste of Queenstown Apres Ski to Auckland. The Clicquot Chalet by SEVEN is the ultimate winter destination to enjoy bubbles after work or a boogie on a Saturday night. You’ll find a curated menu with gourmet options like popcorn shrimp and marshmallow chocolate fondue—each dish paired exclusively with Veuve Clicquot Rose and NV Yellow Label. The pop-up is located on level seven at Seafarers from 6pm till 10pm, every Tuesday through Saturday until August 19th so gather your squad and get amongst it. 

Kefir Yoghurt Is Your Gut's New Bestie 

Kefir is a bit of a buzz word right now in the health and wellness community, and for good reason. The Collective have jumped on board and created a deliciously creamy probiotic yoghurt which is packed full of prebiotic fibre and 13 active culture strains. Spoonable Kefir has no added sugar, is a great source of protein and calcium and is going to be your guts new best friend. Oh and it's delicious on your brekkie or straight off the spoon, the four different flavours include mango turmeric and fig ginger—yum. 

The Ultimate Grape vs Grain Showdown

The Hunting Lodge is hosting the ultimate showdown against Liberty Brewing Co on August 3rd—the perfect excuse for a Saturday treat at the beautiful winery. Executive Chef Des Harris is creating an amazing five course degustation dinner which will be perfectly paired with a wine match from The Hunting Lodge and a beer from Liberty Brewing Co. The fantastic food and drinks will be served while local live music keeps you entertained—what a blissful day out. For more information and to book, click here.

Mac's New Drop Is Summer In A Bottle

Winter getting you down? Mac’s know the feeling and are here to give you a taste of summer with their new Rockaway Pacific Pale Ale. The light and refreshing drop has tropical notes of citrus, peach and passionfruit and is the perfect reminder of summer vibes. Mac’s recommends pairing the ale with crayfish, mango salad, sweet chilli chicken skewers or a classic Kiwi fish and chips to complete the experience. 

The Perfect Gift For Chocolate Lovers 

The Chocolate Bar are experts in premium craft chocolate and are releasing an exciting new product this July. The Exclusive Pacific Chocolate Box will showcase some of the finest cacao grown in the Pacific Islands, crafted by some of the best chocolate makers in New Zealand. Each box will contain four bars of world-class chocolate, created exclusively for The Chocolate Bar. The origins of the cacao include Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, making these a very special gift or treat. For more information on how to order a box click here.

RJs Original Recipe Is Back

You know what they say, don’t fix what isn’t broken… well the absolute Kiwi classic, Fabulicious Sherbet Fizz is back on shelves with the original recipe. That’s right, RJ’s are kicking it old school and giving the nation what they want. The classic red cylinder of chewy raspberry liquorice with it’s stand-out, decadent white sherbet fizz core—exactly the way you remember it (and the way it should be).

An Evening With Cocktail Expert Sother Teague

As a part of Eat, Drink, Love Ponsonby, award-winning mixologist Sother Teague is here to take you through an evening of cocktail creating at Auckland's Ante Social. We all love a cocktail but the art of mixology is intricate and something you can't often learn about and see first hand. Teague will be mixing four delicious drinks and sharing insights into what he is creating while you are treated to New York inspired appetizers by Nathan Houpapa from Comensa Group, perfectly matched to each drink. For more information and to grab tickets click here.

Ostro's Three-course Dinner With A Side Of Comedy

Beat your Sunday night blues and head along to Ostro for an evening of delicious food and big belly laughs. Funnybones is a new monthly series hosted at the Auckland favourite dining spot Ostro and features a line-up of hilarious comedians to entertain you while you eat. The series runs one Sunday night every month until October and includes a glass of Te Kairanga wine, a three-course roast dinner menu designed by Josh Emmet and Josh Shields as well as two comedians for the evening. To book your tickets and for more information, click here.

Image credit: The Chocolate Bar

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