Food and wine news

Food and wine news

It was an evening of opulence and fine dining at Mudbrick’s Velvet Society Dinner as members celebrated a fantastic 2019 vintage on Waiheke with a classic “vintage” theme.  At Mudbrick, Velvet is the crème de la crème, the flagship wine...
Tantalus Estate continues to impress, picking up the supreme award at Hospitality New Zealand’s annual event. The estate also won the best restaurant award. This follows its win last year when it was named best destination venue. “This year’s supreme...
The skill of turning leftovers from the bottom of the fridge into gourmet dishes will be celebrated on Wednesday 17 April at the annual Great Big Rescued Food Cook-Off. Last year 40 wannabe chefs donned their aprons and turned food...
Archive Bar and Bistro recently won Best Regional Restaurant in New Zealand by Silver Fern Farms Restaurant Awards 2018. It is the first award going to Mudbrick’s more casual bistro since its opening two years ago, and restaurant manager Corinne...
Casita Miro has been awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best Destination Restaurant in Metro magazine’s Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2018 awards. The Onetangi vineyard venue, co-owned by Cat Vosper and husband Barnett Bond, was nominated as one of...
Almost in defiance of the times, Waiheke Organic Food is closing after 20 years of offering a haven to the health-conscious on Tahi Road. Anna Ripper, Leila Lees and Carol Shortis opened the island’s first organics shop in 1998, selling...
Tactical planning, precision scheduling, navigating the lay of the land at Auckland’s Meatstock 2018 - the Smugglers team were ready for war, barbecue war. And they won - twice to be exact - smoking the competition to be crowned Culley’s...
The grape harvest is in full swing at the island’s two-dozen-and-counting commercial vineyards, with winemakers once again having to play the cards they’ve been dealt. Weather-wise, this is the third challenging summer in a row for Waiheke growers, but fingers...
The owners of boutique coffee shop and bakery the Annex Café on Putiki Road are delighted that Metro magazine has named it the ‘Best Destination Café’ in Auckland. The magazine’s December issue will reveal its influential list of top-50 cafes,...
Onetangi institution Charlie Farley’s will be under new management from 30 October. Former owners Brent and Lauren Ivory have sold the popular beachfront restaurant to the Nourish Group, which manages a growing portfolio of restaurants including Euro in Auckland, Pravda...