Spirit of adventure
Baijiu is the world’s most consumed spirit, with some 20 billion bottles produced each year. The only place in New Zealand you can get this traditional Chinese drink is at Huami, in SKYCITY’s Federal Street dining precinct. Huami have transformed the cocktail landscape their very own baijiu concoctions. Try Pao Pao Passion – passionfruit, elderflower and apple topped with sparkling rosé; or a Pu’er Old Fashioned – house pu’er baijiu, chocolate and aromatic bitters with bourbon and sugar. So ‘Ganbei!’ (cheers) to discovering a whole new world of flavour.
A blend of influences
Whizz around the world in no time with Breville’s new Q super blender. Turkish-style hummus, Mexican salsa, Italian pesto... whipping up these global flavours has never been easier thanks to this commercial-grade machine’s powerful 2400W motor. And the 300km/h blade tip speed under load delivers smoother, softer textures quickly.
Feast Festival Taranaki is an around-the-mountain culinary celebration, featuring local restaurants, cafes, bars, brewers, growers, producers and purveyors. With two weeks devoted to feasting and celebration, this event showcases the best of regional flavour. Diners will be able to sample menus created especially for the event and a daily programme will feature degustation nights, beer and wine tastings, long lunches and more. June 5 – 16.
A taste of Italy
Escape to italy without leaving your kitchen with De’Longhi’s newest manual coffee machine, La Specialista. delivering authentic Italian style espresso, this stylish machine perfectly combines manual machine interaction with precise automation to deliver perfect coffee every time.
Push the boat out
If you’re recreating Asian flavours, why not go for the best, most authentic ingredients like Red Boat, 100 per cent pure, first press Vietnamese Fish Sauce. Made from only two ingredients, the freshest ca com (black anchovy) and sea salt, it is free from added water, MSG and preservatives. Red Boat gives you that elusive fifth flavor; umami. Use it to build a marinade, try it with all things Asian, and even use it in a Bloody Mary! Available at Commonsense Organics, Vetro Mediterranean Foods, Prefab Eatery, selected supermarkets and at acmeandco.co.nz.
The real deal
Since 1896 Borges has brought the taste and health of the Mediterranean to every corner of the world. Based in Catalonia, Spain, Borges’ wide range of quality, olive oil exports to over 120 countries including New Zealand. With its exclusive DUO® cap, Borges olive oil comes with a dual-flow dispenser, designed to make cooking, dressing and seasoning with olive oil simple, convenient and mess-free.