Food & Drink

Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

By Georgia Summerton
14th Aug 2019

Alright food lovers, it is that time of the week again where we bring you everything you need to know about the latest foodie products, openings and menus hitting the Kiwi scene. There's a scrumptious line-up of events, pop-ups and tasty dishes to check out so keep on reading to be filled in on all the mouth-watering details.

Here is the latest foodie news you need to know this week. 

Get Fancy, Royal High Tea Is Here 

Enjoy an afternoon of ultimate luxury at Cooke’s Restaurant and Bar this weekend at their Royal High Tea. As a part of the American Express Restaurant Month, you can head along and be treated to a delicious afternoon of indulgence. Inspired by the royal tradition of high tea, Cooke’s Restaurant is putting their own spin on the classy occasion serving up dishes adapted from the palace kitchens alongside bottomless organic tea to sip away at. The high tea runs from 12pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday and bookings can be made directly with the restaurant.

Cycle (And Eat) Your Way Around The City 

There's so much to see in Auckland and usually, we miss it all when zooming past in our cars and Ubers. If you’ve never been on a bike tour then it really is a must do—you get to see pockets of the city you would usually miss while getting a good dose of fresh air, and of course stopping off at top-notch eateries and foodie districts all helps with the exertion. The Gourmet Tasting Tour by Bike will take you on a beautiful ride through the city, including along the Westhaven Promenade and to visit some of the best hospitality businesses on offer. Running from August 17 through til August 24, you can book here and find all the details you need to know.  

Jazz Up Your Usual Tipple With Schweppes

Schweppes have just dropped a brand new range of premium mixers with sophisticated flavours and an ultra-chic bottle design. The 1783 range has been crafted by leading mixologists from the UK, made with natural flavours and designed to perfectly pair the finest spirits. You’ll find a crisp tonic water, a golden ginger ale, a salty lemon and a quenching cucumber. No need to head out next time you fancy a tasty cocktail, 1783 has your back.

Loaded Mac 'N' Cheese Is A Thing

Mac 'n' cheese is arguably one of the most nostalgic, comforting and good-for-the-soul dishes out there. While mum’s is always the best, More Pork BBQ is ready to impress with their Loaded Mac 'N' Cheese Nights, on Wednesdays kicking off tonight. On the indulgent menu expect creations including The Beefy One with brisket, mushrooms, caramelised onions and blue cheese, The Chicken One with smoked chicken, roasted red pepper, broccoli and parmesan and The Seafood One with smoked shrimp, roasted garlic and baby peas. Talk about some serious cheesy goodness. 

Plant-Based Pop Up—Mexican Style

Plant-based Pop Up Forest are taking over Wise Boys HQ for the ultimate Monday night Mexican feast. Serving up authentic tacos that are completely plant-based and made from locally sourced ingredients this is guaranteed to be an evening of Mexican fun. On the menu you’ll find a few different flavour combinations all served up in handmade corn tortillas with a chia lemonade or oat milk horchata to go with. The popup will be running from 6pm-9pm on Monday 19 of August, and it's first in first served.   

Ben & Jerry's New Store Is One Of A Kind

As passionate ice-cream lovers we are long-time fans of Ben & Jerry’s for their delicious, creamy goodness they supply the nation with. We also love their constant innovation and their brand-new store is all over it. Opening in Wellington Airport, the latest scoop shop carries the least packaging out of their 577 global stores. They are also the first cash-free store, taking only card payments for purchases. Next time you’re flying into or out of the capital be sure to check it out. 

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Image Credit: Ben & Jerry's 

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