Fine Food New Zealand, 24-26 June 2018, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

NEWS - FOOD SERVICE, HOSPITALITY

NEWS >> FOOD SERVICE, HOSPITALITY

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Matcha goodness has us green with envy

Matcha lovers rejoice. It’s time to unearth the latest flavour from the Muffin Break Muffin Lab – Matcha Green Tea. With its roots in Japan, Matcha is a superfood in the form of a high-quality green tea powder that was for centuries used in traditional tea ceremonies by the Zen monks and the high-ranking Samurai. Muffin Break’s master muffin makers have been working hard to create the ultimate muffin complete with the green goodness of Matcha as well ... more

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Christmas At The Races selling out fast

Alexandra Park’s popular Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings are fast selling out. Tickets are still available but Alexandra Park Sales & Marketing Manager Joel Reichardt is urging people to get themselves organised now to avoid disappointment. The evenings will take place on Fridays 11, 18, 25 November and 2, 9, 16 December as well as Thursday 22 December. For many of the nights some of the function rooms over multi-levels have sold out already while others are ... more

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2016 ra King Dish NZ Awards winners

Photo: Geoff Scott, Marc Soper & Jemma McCowan, credit Richard Briggs With a dish inspired by the Marlborough region in which he grew up, Wharekauhau Country Estate chef Marc Soper has been named the winner of the Best Ōra King Dish New Zealand 2016. The hotly contested global Ōra King Awards also saw last year’s Best Ōra King Dish International winner Elijah Holland emerge as the 2016 Best Ōra King Ambassador International. Soper wowed the judges ... more

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Tasteful and fun - the Art Of Food in Parnell

Have your culinary curiosities elevated, your taste buds salivating and your experience with professional waiters raised to another level! Parnell is combining its love affair with the culinary and the artistic to bring to you something a little bit ‘Parnell’ different with the Art of Food. Hospitality and art galleries in Parnell will showcase their best; from fine dining to the delectable diversity of ethnic menus, wine tastings and cooking classes to inspiring visual ... more

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Real Italian Doughnuts, an authentic taste of Southern Italy

New Zealand owned brand, Real Italian Doughnuts, is bringing an authentic taste of Southern Italy to consumers and foodservice customers. For the past 18 months, the doughnuts have only been available from a food truck. However, the founders have now made the all-natural treats available to retail and hospitality/foodservice outlets, in 200g and 1kg boxes. Salve and Janice Basile, based in Tauranga, are the couple behind the Real Italian Doughnuts brand. A first-generation Italian, Salve ... more

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Plan 52 Perfect Weekends in the Worlds Tastiest Destinations

Published this October, global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Food Trails is a gastronomic tour of the world in 52 short breaks — with Auckland representing New Zealand. Lonely Planet writes in the book’s “Auckland & Around” chapter: “Indigenous ingredients and briny bounty from New Zealand's North Island waters help set the stage for Auckland's eclectic food scene, which sources local but thinks global.” Following its best-selling ... more

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Best ra King Dish NZ Awards finalists announced

Auckland, Wellington and Featherston chefs make the final The creation of innovative dishes such as gin cured salmon belly, brown spiced sugar salmon, raw confit of salmon and tomato cured salmon signal the return of the highly coveted Ōra King Awards. The finalists for the Best Ōra King Dish New Zealand award have been announced with chefs from Auckland, Wellington and Featherston making the final four. The annual Ōra King Awards, now in its fourth ... more

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Survey: what matters to Kiwi diners

Findings from a nationwide study have revealed that most Kiwi diners (70%) prefer casual dining over a formal setting, and that excellent food is what will keep them going back to a restaurant time and time again. The “What Matters?” survey, which was run by Salt & Pepper PR, a consultancy that specialises in food and drink public relations, also found that New Zealanders are most likely to avoid a restaurant due to poor food quality (89%), dirty bathrooms (61%), and rude ... more

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Muffin Breaks coffee keeps customers coming back

There’s much that goes in to a cup of your favourite coffee, and most of it happens well before a shot is even pulled. And like anything worth waiting for, it’s the preparation that sets the best brews apart from those that are less than satisfactory. The holistic coffee production process is something bakery café business Muffin Break has been careful to astutely manage since it first set up shop in New Zealand in 1994. Not only is the bakery cafe’s ... more

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Hipgroup says BYO corkage charges can get screwed ...

Leading Auckland hospitality group Hipgroup has answered the prayers of BYO diners and will charge NO CORKAGE when it launches a BYO promotion on Monday. Cork and Fork BYO Mondays will allow customers at some of Hipgroup’s favourite dining establishments - Ortolana, Rosie, St Heliers Bay Cafe and Bistro and the Waihi Beach Hotel - to bring their own bottle of tipple and not have to fork out excessive corkage fees. “Some establishments are charging upwards of $30 to BYO ... more

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