2016 has started with a bang. Like just about everyone else, I have some dietary intentions for the year. I was feeling like were were eating too much red meat last year, but instead of saying, “I will eat less red meat” I’ve been saying, “I will eat more seafood”. The thinking is different, the end result is the same.
So far in 2016, I have eaten yakitori scallops, whole grilled squid, salt pepper squid, herb-crusted pan-fried salmon, bagel with lox, yakitori salmon, mayo-cheese mussels, prawn pasta, Vietnamese pancake with pork and prawn, prawn fried rice, prawn and fish butter curry, fish tacos and a fish burger. Not bad considering we’re only 15 days in. Here’s to 2016 being a seafood-fuelled year and hopefully I’ll will cook or eat a seafood dish that I’ve never cooked or eaten before.
With Auckland anniversary coming up, we can look forward to even more seafood at Auckland Seafood Festival. Running 5 sessions over 4 days at Halsey Wharf which is downtown between the Viaduct and North Wharf.
Thanks to Auckland Seafood Festival, I have a double pass to Auckland Seafood Festival to give away to one lucky seafood lover. To enter, complete the form at the bottom of this post including a seafood related skill question. (competition closed)
At the festival, expect to gorge yourselves on crayfish, scallops, oysters, scampi, whitebait, paua, octopus, mussels and various other seafoods. A list of stalls and their menus can be found here. This year there is a focus on sustainably caught seafood. I had a great time last year and you can check up my write up about it here.
As per usual, there will be wide selection of beer, cider and wine producers represented and a great line up of musical acts such as Tiki Taane, Che Fu, Anika Moa, Dick Johnson and Anna Coddington.
More information including ticket sales can be found at their official website www.aucklandseafoodfestival.co.nz
Auckland Seafood Festival have cashless card system. You can get a full refund when you exit so don’t be afraid of putting on too much on your card. Expect to spend around $40 per person, $60 including drinks. Plus you can also buy products and food to take home. Most dishes are $5 – $15, although half crays start from $20.
- Tickets and cash/EFTPOS
- Sunscreen or a hat
- Possibly an umbrella if the weather doesn’t cooperate
- ID if you have a baby face and would like a drink
- Hand sanitiser (if you like to use your hands)
- Phone or camera for all that drool worthy food porn
- …and of course, a healthy appetite!
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Terms and Conditions
- One entry per person
- It is the responsibility of the winner to redeem their prize.
- Prize includes entry to the festival only. Does not include food.
- Prize may not be exchanged for cash.
- Entries close Thursday 21 January 2016 and winner will be drawn Friday 22 January 2016, contacted by email and announced here and on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of contact or prize will be re-drawn.
This competition is closed.
I loved this. I wish we had a seafood festival in Sydney!
I’m surprised that you don’t! Sydney has some great seafood on offer and a beautiful harbour as a backdrop.
I am new to the world of food in this part of town.
But love what you post.
Keep it up.