Food and wine news

Food and wine news

The Court of Appeal has ruled out further litigation on a retrospective resource consent process by Cable Bay Vineyards which has been fighting Auckland Council, the courts and its immediate neighbours since 2017 in a storm of litigation, noise complaints...
Popular Waiheke eatery Island Frenchie is returning to its roots as a food truck, after consent issues close down its prime new spot. For almost a year, Island Frenchie owner Nico Fini has been operating at Ocean View Rd on...
Mudbrick Vineyard’s  B J Sebastian has been chosen as this year’s Ambassador Chef by Beef and Lamb NZ. It’s a title given to some of the best chefs in New Zealand. B J, who grew up in India, always knew...
Four Waiheke restaurants have been recognised as among the best in the country at the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2021/2022. Tantalus Estate, The Oyster Inn and Three Seven Two all recieved a prestigious chef hats’ rating, and while Te...
t’s a food monsoon at Piritahi Marae’s maara kai this summer.  The community food garden has grown exponentially over the past year thanks to dedicated volunteers and whānau from all over the island.  Bianca Ranson of Piritahi Marae says the garden...
Two Waiheke food waste initiatives have scooped Auckland Council Love Food Hate Waste funding, with Friday lunchtime fixture Kai Conscious Cafe taking out the largest grant of $5000. Community Networks Waiheke was the winner for an idea with the Inglorious...
Approximately 400 people flocked to the island last weekend to enjoy the Waiheke Island Wine and Food Festival. Fullers had to add extra sailings to deal with a marked increase in visitors, and event organisers say the festival attracted...
Five Waiheke viticulturists are in the running for the title of Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year 2021. Nicky Grandorge of New Zealand Wine says this is the first year there has been a full contingent of eight contestants in...
Hungry Kiwis went crazy for fast-food last week as lockdown rules relaxed, and Waiheke was no different with some takeaway phones ringing off the hook. It was a welcome boost for Too Fat Buns owners Pounamu Gardiner and Remy Sandoy,...
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...