This spring is all about getting outdoors, and spending time eating great food, imbibing beautiful wine and enjoying the sunshine.
F.A.W.C. Tickets on Sale Now
Some of New Zealand's hottest chefs are heading down to this year's Food and Wine Classic in the Hawke's Bay for a big line-up of delicious events. See Martin Bosley, Nadia Lim, Julie Biuso and more take to the cooking stage, and taste the spectacular wines the region has to offer. F.A.W.C. takes place 31st October-9th November, and tickets are available from www.fawc.co.nz.
Whitianga Scallop Festival
Seafood, scallops and sun (hopefully!) abounds in this popular seafood festival. Tickets on sale here.
Learn to Prepare Raw Food, with Annabelle White
10th September, 12-1pm
September has been named Raw Food Month, and Kiwi chef Annabelle White will be sharing her recipes for delicious raw salads and smoothies. It's a free event, held at the De'Longhi Group's Showroom at 99 Khyber Pass in Grafton, Auckland.
Wine and Food Celebration
A fantastic series of culinary events in Auckland, hosted by the NZ School of Food and Wine. Includes seminars by Tim Hanni MW from Napa Valley, California, as well as Julie Harbutt, who will host a talk and tasting on the great cheeses of the world. See here for all the details.
Toast Martinborough Tickets On Sale
Tickets to this popular food and wine event will go on sale at 9am, through Ticketek. The event itself is on 16th November in the stunning vineyards of Martinborough.
Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival
Get a taste of the South, with a diverse range of craft beers, wines and ciders, as well as fine local food. Tickets available now.
Rocket Home Barista Championships
Entries close 27th September (Auckland), 28th September (Wellington), 4th October (Christchurch)
So, you rate yourself as a decent coffee-maker? Rocket Espresso Milano, makers of beautiful espresso machines, is inviting you to step outside of the kitchen and prove your skills. You could win a Rocket Evoluzione espresso machine, coffee from Atomic, Caffe L'affare and C4, plus a load of accessories. Find all the details to enter here.