Food & Drink

Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

By Georgia Summerton
31st Jul 2019

Saint Alice

Auckland is blessed with a foodie scene that is fast-paced and constantly changing so we are always on the lookout for new products, new menus and new openings to share with you. This week there are beverages galore with delicious coffee, health kick teas and kombucha with a twist—you'll want to check it out. 

Here is the latest foodie news you need to know. 

Bell Tea Meets Matcha

It is no secret that matcha is a superfood ingredient that the health community are all about and the connoisseurs at Bell Tea have just released a new range of fresh and tasty Matcha tea blends. The range offers three flavours, pure green tea with matcha, green tea with ginger, apple and matcha and green tea with spiced orange, turmeric and matcha. Containing natural antioxidants and highly concentrated nutrients your body will definitely be thanking you after a cup or two, the perfect winter evening treat. 

Kombucha With A Twist 

No doubt you would have heard of kombucha by now, the superstar beverage that looks after gut health and promotes healthy bacteria and digestion. Well, we have exciting news, The Premium Liquor Co. and Good Buzz have partnered together to create New Zealand’s first-ever 100% natural, Kombucha-infused, clean vodka—Happy Booch. With three flavours, raspberry lemon, pineapple mango and lemon ginger, you no longer have to compromise health and taste when reaching for a cheeky alcoholic bevvy. 

Your Morning Cup Of Joe Sorted

Coffee lovers this one is for you—L’OR Espresso are experts at creating the perfect cup of caffeinated goodness and one you can enjoy at home in no time at all. Their new aluminium capsules are compatible with original Nespresso machines and come in a range of flavours including Columbia, Ristretto and Supremo. The specially selected beans ensure a smooth and rich cup each time, you don’t need to be a pro to get it right. 

The Exclusive Champagne Lunch To Attend

Renowned Auckland restaurant Lillius is collaborating with Perrier-Jouet for an exciting and ultra-exclusive lunch that you can head along to. Head Chef Fraser McCarthy and Perrier-Jouet’s Champagne Ambassador Ophelie Neil have designed a beautiful menu of food and drink pairings that compliment each other perfectly. The five-course menu showcases the best of New Zealand cuisine and excellent wine and will make for an extra indulgent Sunday lunch—for booking details click here.

Saint Alice Staff Meals Are Now A Thing 

Viaduct hotspot Saint Alice is known for the stunning views and delicious dishes served up from the kitchen’s expert team of chefs. Their latest menu idea has us very excited and for good reason, you can now order 'staff meals'. Typically thrown together when hospo staff are given a chance to catch their breath and fuel up before a busy service, staff meals are what the talented team whip up for their own bellies. The Lunch Like Our Chefs menu which includes southern fried chicken on a 'dusty apron' brioche bun, croque monsieur and crumbed snapper tortillas, is served Monday-Friday from 11.30am to 3pm and all meals are $19. Get amongst the goodness ASAP. 

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Image Credit: Saint Alice

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