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Pinot Noir and a Platter

I’m super lucky to have Sabato just around the corner from work. Sabato is a gourmet food store and it’s a happy place where I can pretend to be a foodie during my lunch break. Here I can pick up olives stuffed with all kinds of wonderful things, small pottles of very good pâté and breads with heart. I can sample a whole lot of new things that I’ve never tasted before. Sabato make delicious gourmet sandwiches to order. The sandwhich I had was huge, wrapped in pretty paper and filled with yummy Sabato goodies.

Platters are great. Each bite a tasty something else. Interactive and social. Platters are made for sharing. Manzanilla olives stuffed with chorizo, potato sourdough, chicken and brandy pâté, Ferndale gruyere, Whitestone priobiotic brie, and of course, roasted garlic*. All washed down with a celebratory glass of pinot noir.

When we ate this platter for dinner, I pretty much ate a can of olives by myself. Red wine and olives. That’s real health food. But if tomorrow, scientists decide that neither red wine or olives are good for you, I don’t care. I enjoyed them.

Here’s a wine label you won’t see in shops. It’s not a very clear photo of the label, but I illustrated and designed this for our company’s 25th anniversary. The illustration is of various paper and print inspired doodles. There were 3 variations of this label: red/white for the pinot noir, white/red for the chardonnay and white/silver for the sauvignon blanc. Like most illustrators, I find doodling quite soothing. Even more so, if I get to have a glass of wine while working.

* See my roasted garlic recipe here.

57 Normanby Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 2024
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 630 8751
Freephone: 0800 SABATO (0800 722286)

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


    • Bunny Eats Design says

      lol. I’m not quite at stinky cheese stage, but give me other stinky things on the plate to nibble (or gorge) on and I’m happy 🙂

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