Friday, August 19, 2022

Get Off the Couch – Midweek Edition

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It’s been a long time between drinks for some of us, with multiple lockdowns and disruptions – so it’s time to get off the couch and enjoy some of the events around Aotearoa! Here’s our line up of what’s happening now in the food and drink scene, so grab your girls and get gone!

La Longue Table du Chef

French food and Aperol? Sign us up.

Nobody does al fresco dining better than the French. No wait, it’s the Italians. Regardless, we can agree the memory of aperitivo on the tiled streets of Paris or Milan is something to savour.

La Longue Table du Chef returns to Auckland over multiple nights this month to bring this little slice of Europe to life on our isolated shores.

Each evening 100 guests will come together to dine at one long table under open city sky of Upper Vulcan Lane, devouring a delicious five- course meal and sipping Aperol Spritz.

The menu – curated by the talented team at Le Chef bistro – is dolloped with French sophistication, matched to Aperol, the bittersweet orange aperitif, synonymous with Italian style and celebration.

With live music, revelry and a truly passionate team of European foodies, this sell out event is not to be missed.

March 17 – 21st, Auckland
Tickets here

Auckland Craft Beer and Food Festival

The inaugural Auckland Craft Beer and Food Festival is fast approaching!

Described as an ‘Urban Beer Garden’ the event is being held at Spark Arena on Saturday, March 27 with more than 50 breweries and food vendors participating.

Delivered by the team behind the iconic Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival and led by brewery partners Behemoth Brewing Company and Emerson’s Brewery, the event will bring together more than 50 breweries across Spark Arena’s indoor and outdoor areas alongside artisan food and beverage vendors and curated tasting room sessions.  Please see complete list of participants below.

March 27, Auckland
Tickets here

Drink Pink Pop Up

Calling all rosé lovers! This summer, Invivo & Co – the local wine company behind collaborations with Graham Norton and Sarah Jessica Parker – have teamed up with Morningside Tavern to create a month-long Drink Pink festival.

Whether you’re partial to a glass of chilled Rosé or pink G&T, there is no denying that pink drinks have firmly cemented themselves in the heart of Auckland’s food and drink scene thanks to rising sales of Rosé wine and pink-based gins in New Zealand.

Combining the trends to create a unique, month-long, celebration of pink drinks this summer, the outside garden oasis at the Tavern has been transformed. Enter a pink jungle – complete with pink disco balls, nestled in greenery hanging from the ceiling – that’s guaranteed to pink-ify your Instagram feed. Aucklanders can visit the Drink Pink pop-bar that features one of the very first Rosé Proseccos from Italy on the menu, book-in to the Drink Pink tasting experience with their mates and enter the Drink Pink Instagram competition for the chance to win a host of prizes, announced weekly

Open now until March 29, Morningside Tavern
To book visit here

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