It wouldn’t be summer in Auckland without the iconic ASB Classic. The premier New Zealand tennis tournament stars your favourite international players as they go head-to-head at the ASB Tennis Arena. Off the court, the event doubles as summer’s hottest party with live music, entertainment and—of course—sweet, sweet sunshine. When it comes to mouth-watering eats, this year is set to be bigger and better than ever with a bunch of incredible pop-up restaurants and bars joining in on the action. Here’s where you’ll be eating and drinking at the 2019 ASB Classic.
Moët & Chandon Racquet Club
This luxury poolside Champagne club will be the hottest place for off-court action. Spread across two levels, the Moët & Chandon Racquet Club stars a divine menu crafted by celebrity chef Martin Bosley. Choose between the likes of smoked salmon, oyster with tapioca pearls and a spectacular cherry bomb dessert.
Featuring a menu inspired by New York rooftop bars, the Heineken Bar stars mouth-watering eats. Dig into Southern-style chicken sliders, finger-licking fried chicken and unmissable salted duck croquets. Better yet, wash it down with a refreshing cold beer.
Babich Wine Bar
Wine-enthusiasts, this one’s for you. Babich Wines is coming to the party with award-winning New Zealand wines paired with divine snacks. Think: charred lamb skewers, salted duck confit and an all-important cheeseboard starring Kapiti cheese.
The Pace Cocktail Lounge
Thanks to East Imperial and Jaguar, The Pace Lounge is all about Asian-fusion bites designed by Azabu restaurant. Here you’ll find crispy karaage chicken, succulent black tiger prawn dumplings and—our pick of the lot—wonton bombs.
Hawker & Roll
Auckland’s much-loved Hawker & Roll is joining in on the action with a pop-up not to be missed. As the brainchild of celeb chef Josh Emett, devour Malaysian-inspired street food that will have you coming back for more. The star of the show? The signature hawker roll—a flaky roti stuffed with all your favourite flavours.
Fish & Froze
Calling all seafood lovers. Fish & Froze has you covered with salmon-loaded seafood platters and vibrant poke bowls. Pair with a refreshing froze and you’ve got the ultimate summer’s meal.
The Kapiti Store
For cheese, cheese and—you guessed it—more cheese, head to The Kapiti Store. They’ll be serving cheese toasties alongside impressive cheese boards. Brace yourself for various cheeses paired with dark chocolate ganache, blueberry chilli relish and Korean kimchi.
The Bach Cafe
For cafe comforts, look no further than The Bach. The grab-and-go stall has everything from sushi and baguettes to pork buns and salad. There are also Kapiti ice creams for relief from the summer heat.
46 & York
Just up the road from the the ASB Tennis Arena, 46 & York will be turning things up a notch during the event. As an extension of the Moet Racquet Club, guests will enjoy a menue paired to match Moët & Chandon champagne including Market Ceviche with Citrus cucumber salsa, Chilled Prawns with cos, tequila and lime and Sweet potato Picarones to finish, this will be available for purchase throughout the entirety of the Racquet Club extension.
What: ASB Classic
Where: ASB Tennis Arena, Parnell, Auckland
When: Monday, December 31 to Saturday, January 12
More info: here