Six months of preparation by Peter Gordon’s renowned The Sugar Club Front of House and Chef teams culminated in a flavoursome and chic evening to celebrate the restaurant’s diverse cultural heritage on November 23.
The event, aptly named A World In Our Kitchen provided the teams the opportunity to display the talents and tastes of their respective homelands to the diner’s tables. The seven course menu celebrated a clever line up of Kiwi Snacks, Fijian Kokoda, Chinese dumplings, Korean pork belly, Indian Duck Samosa, a British full English Breakfast dessert and a fusion filled finale of a bit of everywhere. The menu enabled the chefs to delight customers with their homeland skills to an appreciative audience, who included international actress Jane Seymour, OBE.
The menu kept the diner’s guessing with KiwiSnacks providing a delicate whitebait sausage and a new take on a local boil up being matched with a clever drink match of Landppino – more widely known as Lemon and Paeroa with a twist of alcohol.
The British Pre dessert played with diner’s minds as it was plated as a Full English breakfast completed with egg and tomato – with the only true-to-its name component being a slice of bacon.
The Front of House team dressed in their respective national costumes adding to the ambience of the evening. Each of the countries represented drew on their cultural heritage to provide a World In Our Kitchen event to remember, aptly served on the 53rd floor of the Sky tower in Auckland, with its fabulous views.