The 2022 Visa Wellington On a Plate offers a bumper festival calendar this August with dishes inspired by historical chicken heists and celebrations of culture, to quirky throw-backs to the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Foodies from around the country will be able to head to more than 120 events and pop-ups; visit 200 venues participating in Garage Project presents Burger Wellington, sip up to 80 different tipples as part of Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s, and taste more than 70 different takes of ‘Wellington On a Plate’ with exclusive Dine Wellington festival menus.

Over 200 venues are taking part in Garage Project presents Burger Wellington.

Festival Director and Chief Executive, Sarah Meikle, says the festival theme for the year is ‘A State Of Flux’, taking into account the fluidity of the past two years, recognising that nothing is constant.

“It’s been inspiring to see participants embracing the theme, from shape-shifting cocktails to culinary explorations across space and time.”

This year also marks a transition for the festival. From 2023 events, pop-ups, Dine Wellington and Cocktail Wellington move to May, while Burger Wellington and Beervana will continue to take place in August.

The festival launches with The Sea Breeze Inn, a new pop-up concept showcasing New Zealand’s own kaimoana, presenting sustainable seafood in a casual setting that embraces fun retro elements with a modern take.

Diners can expect to tuck into fresh takes on classic fish ‘n chip style fare from Friday 29 July to Sunday 31 July.

“One of the roles of the festival is to draw attention not only to Wellington’s incredible food and culinary talent, but also to celebrate what’s deliciously unique to New Zealand and what’s more Kiwi than a classic fish and chip shop?” adds Meikle.

Continuing on the success from 2021 is “The Crossover” weekend where Garage Project presents Burger Wellington alongside Dine Wellington and Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s 12-14 August.

The 2022 Visa Wellington On a Plate festival at a glance:

 ● 200+ venues taking part in Garage Project presents Burger Wellington

● 120+ festival events and pop-ups

● 70+ Dine Wellington dishes that tell the story of “Wellington On a Plate”

● 80+ bars participating in Cocktail Wellington presented by Tommy’s Real Estate

 Key festival dates for 2022:

● Opening Event: The Sea Breeze Inn 29 – 31 July

● Visa Wellington On a Plate 1 – 31 August

● Dine Wellington 1 – 14 August

● Beervana 19 – 20 August

● Burger Wellington 12 – 31 August Page 3 of 3

● Cocktail Wellington – 1 – 31 August

● Visa Wellington On a Plate – Awards 12 September

For the full programme guide and information about the festival visit www.wellingtononaplate.com

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