From the 13th-16th November, Western Springs Park will come alive with food and wine as the Taste of Auckland food festival returns to Auckland once more.
A spectacular line up of restaurants will be in attendance, sharing hero and signature dishes from pop-up kitchens. Ponsonby's new kid on the block, Farina, will be offering fresh Italian dishes while iVillage will be creating Indian treats in their on-site Tandoori oven. French food will also be represented at the festival by Sofitel's Lava Dining that will be created with the help of Head Chef Nick Honeyman. Crowd favourite, Depot Oyster Bar and Eatery, will once again be present in a new pop-up concept. Festival goers will be able to purchase freshly shucked oysters.
The Fisher and Paykel Kitchen will once again provide entertainment including demonstrations by well-known Chefs such as Kyle Street (Depot), Ben Bayly (The Grove) and Nic Watt (Masu). Australian celebrity sommelier Matt Skinner will be in attendance once more to lead a series of wine tasting masterclasses with Plumm glassware.This week it was announced that two exceptional international chefs will be joining the line up, with French Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, Pascal Aussignac; and Sydney's Three Blue Ducks star chef Darren Robertson.
New attractions this year include the G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar, the Dilmah Tea Garden and NZ Avocado Urban Garden Experience.
Tickets can be purchased here, with a range of VIP and general admission options available.
We have a bumper prize pack with a total value of $670 to give away to one lucky reader, who will get to attend Taste of Auckland on Friday 14th November. The prize includes:
2 x GA Tickets
1 x $200 voucher for Ponsonby's Italian restaurant, Farina
2 x tickets to celebrity sommelier Matt Skinner's Plumm wineglass masterclass (which includes a selection of fine glassware to take away)
To enter, simply fill out the form below. Good luck!