Food and wine news

Food and wine news

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...
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...