September is off to a good start in the culinary world here in Auckland and it is only set to get better this week. The line-up of foodie events, new products and special menus is looking delightful over the next seven days. Take a look and get your tables booked and supermarket shops prioritised.
Here is the latest foodie news you need to know.
Scallop It Up
September means scallop season and Euro Restaurant and Bar is celebrating the best way they know how. Over the month you can get amongst their special three-course scallop lunch, celebrating the small but delicious delights. Executive Chef Gareth Stewart created the menu to showcase scallops in their purest form, with six dishes to choose from including raw scallop tartare, parmesan gnocchi with jumbo scallop and a scallop slider with Sriracha mayonnaise. The lunch is just $29.95 and is available every day from 12pm till 4pm, bookings recommended.
Mrs Mac's Introduces Topless Dessert Pies
Best known for their award-winning savoury pies, Mrs Mac’s is diving into the freezer aisle with their latest (and ultra indulgent) creations. Introducing Naked Pies—bite-sized, topless, sweet and bursting with flavour, these are bound to be a new fave in your household. With four flavours, apple coco loco, lemon zesty zing, choccy coffee buzz and salted caramel ooze, the pies are available in packs of two or six, perfect for the family. We think dessert time just got a little more exciting, don’t you?
Allpress Coffee Host "Mornings With" Series
Allpress is combining a few of their favourite things, coffee and inspirational people, in their new series “Mornings With”. Their guest speakers are people who have positively shaped the Allpress community over the last 30 years. Still to come in the series are Chloe Swarbrick and Jackie and Jo from HIP Group. Catch Swarbrick on Saturday 7 September, where she will speak on how a passion for the accessibility and sustainability of Central Auckland’s arts and culture led her down a rabbit hole to Parliament. On Thursday 19 September, Jackie and Jo will discuss running a multi-business operation and what a morning looks like at Amano Bakery. For all of the details on these two talks check here.
RJ's Add Mixed Licorice Bullets To Their Range
Licorice champions, RJ's are adding a new edition to their outstanding offering of sweet treats and we are here for it. Say hello to RJ's Mixed Licorice Bullets. Moreish, delicious, and true to the RJ's name, these wee guys definitely live up to the high standard we have come to know. Choose from the classic black licorise or sweet raspberry flavour and enjoy the deliciousness.
Craft Beer And BBQ Food, The Ultimate Combo
Lovers of beers and barbeque listen up because your kind of event is coming up this weekend. Cordis Auckland is partnering with Urbanaut Brewery to showcase some unique craft beers and delicious BBQ foods, prepared by Executive Chef Volker Mareccek and his team. The shared platters will feature mouth-watering barbeque ribs, fries and coleslaw to enjoy alongside your choice of Urbanaut Craft beers, everything from pilsners to lagers. The lunch will take place Sunday 8 September from 12.30pm till 2.30pm and bookings are required to secure your spot.
Happy Ten Years To Coco's Cantina
To celebrate 10 years of Coco’s Cantina, the Auckland hotspot is teaming up with other eateries to create some amazing collaborative dinner experiences for you over the next few weeks. On Tuesday 10 September, Middle Eastern masters Ima Cuisine (who also turn 10 this year) will be heading up to K’Rd to serve a three-course shared dinner cooked street-side. For $65, you can enjoy the Mediterranean feast that includes mezze, lamb on the spit, Arak, mint tea and knafeh for dessert. Be sure to book in because spaces are limited.
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