Hospitality Business Magazine

Countdown for New Zealand’s greatest restaurant festival begins

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New Zealand’s largest and most celebrated restaurant and food festival, Taste of Auckland, returns for 2015 from 5 – 8 November at Western Springs and early bird tickets go on sale this Wednesday 9 September.

Attracting around 20,000 food and wine aficionados each year, this year’s passionate gourmands can explore some of Auckland’s most exciting restaurants, watch top chefs create gastronomic bliss in The Social Kitchen Theatre by Fisher & Paykel as well as enjoy a bold line-up of culinary tastings and experiences. Working with top chefs, the festival also promises to push Hangi cuisine to its modern day limits.

“I’m looking forward to catching up with friends new and old, and partaking in far more deliciousness than I can probably handle.” says Kyle Street, head chef at Depot Eatery. “We’re aiming to showcase our serene setting, gorgeous food and relaxed vibe to remind Aucklanders what a magical place Bracu is to visit”, added Bracu head chef Mike Newlands, whilst Ryan & Annelise of Ponsonby’s Miss Moonshine’s asked “What we are looking forward to at Taste? Meat, beer and fire!”

Tickets are available from 9 September at and a festival line-up announcement will be made mid-September.