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Lovely little plates of yum

Taste of Auckland is tomorrow!

If I possessed a foodie calendar, Taste of Auckland would be the highlight of it. I have blogged about here and here and it’s a chance to enjoy lovely little plates of yum by many of Auckland’s best chefs. Taste is a global franchise and next year there will be eighteen Taste events worldwide.

It is possible I am a little bias. I haven’t missed a Taste event yet. With that track record, they must be doing something very, VERY right. Call me an earnest fangirl.

As part of Bunny Eats Design’s 3rd year anniversary celebrations I was delighted to give away 2 double passes to Taste of Auckland next week. But if you missed out, GA tickets are $25 but don’t forget to allocate some spending money too. Expect to spend between $30 and $60 depending on how much you like to eat and drink.

The Menu

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I recommend 3 to 4 dishes per person, depending on how many free samples you try (and how much you drink). Take a foodie friend with similar tastes as you so you can share and double your tastings. The festival currency are Crowns which can be bought on site. 1 Crown = 1 dollar.

Interesting dishes I have my eye on:

  • Toto Tortellini Pasta stuffed with duck, mushroom ragu, truffle oil. 12 crowns
  • Everybody’s Izakaya Karaage duck leg, yum yum and boiled egg cabbage. 12 crowns
  • Everybody’s Izakaya Pork & crayfish dumplings, yuzu miso, tuna tartare. 10 crowns
  • The Commons Scallop congee, black truffle vinaigrette, bisque tuile, bitter cress. 12 crowns
  • Mandarin Dumpling & Bar Prawn, crab and squid ink dumplings. 8 crowns
  • Taste’s 5th Birthday Cake by Collective Deconstructed 5 layer birthday cake: Strawberry candied leather, strawberry meringue, strawberry gel, strawberry brownie, strawberry sherbet. 10 crowns

Now in it’s 5th year, you can look forward to delicious offerings from:

(click on restaurant names to visit their websites)

Taste of Auckland
14-17 November 2013
Victoria Park, Auckland city


  1. Session times are 4 hours long. Get there on time and/or go during the day/week to avoid crowds.
  2. Look for show specials.
  3. Have a squiz at the menu early so you can plan your path, but be flexible enough to change your mind if something else looks better.
  4. Sharing with a friend/s means you can taste even more dishes.
  5. Wear sensible shoes. It’s a park and Auckland spring weather can turn the grounds into a chocolate dessert. A small umbrella would be wise too.
  6. Take a camera (you won’t be the only one), bring a shopping bag and an appetite.
  7. Catch a bus or a taxi so you can enjoy the delicious tipple.

For tickets and more info, visit



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