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.
Click to enlarge
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)
- The Commons
- Everybody’s Izakaya
- The Grove
- Non Solo Pizza
- Mandarin Dumpling & Bar
- I Village
- ….plus food and wine producers and much, much more.
Taste of Auckland
14-17 November 2013
Victoria Park, Auckland city
- Session times are 4 hours long. Get there on time and/or go during the day/week to avoid crowds.
- Look for show specials.
- 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.
- Sharing with a friend/s means you can taste even more dishes.
- 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.
- Take a camera (you won’t be the only one), bring a shopping bag and an appetite.
- Catch a bus or a taxi so you can enjoy the delicious tipple.
For tickets and more info, visit http://www.tasteofauckland.co.nz/