Ōtepoti cuisine and drink take centre stage during Dine Dunedin from Friday 21 June until Sunday 7 July 2019. Over 16 days Dunedin chefs, producers and restaurants will celebrate their culinary culture with a series of special dinners, tastings and dining deals.

Local and critical acclaimed favourites; Emerson’s Brewery, Moiety, Glenfalloch, Vault 21, Prohibition Smokehouse and New New New are creating special events, as will students from the Otago Polytechnic School of Culinary Arts. Dunedin food producers Ocho Chocolate and Harraways are also creating exclusive tastings with Ocho developing a special craft chocolate, wine and whisky tasting class and Harraways organising a Oat Breakfast. More events are being confirmed weekly.

New New New is partnering with North Otago favourite, Riverstone Kitchen for the opening night of Dine Dunedin on Friday 21 June. Riverstone Kitchen chef, restauranteur and author of three cookbooks, Bevan Smith and his team will ‘pop-up’ at New New New brewery for one evening only offering a selection of their favourite winter dishes designed to match the amber beverages of New New New Corporation.

Emerson’s Brewery is hosting an Outstanding Winner Dinner on Wednesday 26 June. Emerson’s Chef Andy Aitken, who was a judge for the 2019 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards, will create a special four-course menu showcasing Champions and medal winning produce from the Awards. His special dishes will be matched to Emerson’s craft beer.

Locals and visitors to Dunedin will be encouraged to get involved, with a popular vote for their Favourite Dine Dunedin Restaurant Dish, Favourite Dine Dunedin Cafe Dish , Favourite Dine Dunedin Drink and in tribute to a southern classic, their Favourite Dine Dunedin Cheese Roll. Dine Dunedin organiser Nicola McConnell said this is the first year of what is hoped will become an annual event. She paid tribute to event sponsors The Breeze Dunedin and My Little Local.

All events will be listed on the website which will be live from Wednesday 1 May. Events and info is also on Facebook.

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