Tickets to Visa Wellington on a Plate are hotter than a habanero right now. Find out our picks for the best available experiences, plus how you can win tickets to an already sold-out event!
Visa Wellington on a Plate is just under a month away, but keen foodies have been quick to scoop up tickets, with a handful of events already sold out. Fear not though, there are still plenty of great events for you to sink your teeth into. And we’ve picked out some of the best to suit every taste.
Say bonjour to French cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand on Cuba Street. Enjoy a coffee and fresh croissant on arrival before moving onto the demonstration class and more French delicacies throughout the day.
Sci-fi geeks, get your fill in the ultimate showdown between Star Wars and Star Trek at Foxglove, whose quiz knowledge will rule the universe? Every ticket includes two drinks, canapes, and a shared table banquet from a galaxy far, far away.
High rollers will enjoy an elevated experience, departing from Wellington CBD via helicopter and arriving at Relais and Chateaux luxury lodge, Wharekauhau Country Estate. There, you will enjoy a five-course, long-table degustation in the lap of luxury.
Caffeine addicts will get a rare coffee bean fix at Franks Coffee’s one-off experience. Enjoy one of the world’s most elusive and top-rated coffee beans, the Natural Anaerobic Geisha from Esplendorosa Estate, served three ways; espresso, flat white and a special signature beverage while expert baristas walk you through the characteristics and origins. Priced at USD$80.50 per pound (454g), it’s worth its weight in gold!
Despite its name, this is an evening event celebrating the life of one of New Zealand’s most famous and beloved food icons, Aunt Daisy, at Daisy’s. Take a journey through the decades accompanied by a series of themed canapes and mini cocktails.
Hone your wine skills like a sommelier in this fun blind tasting experience with Noble Rot, served with delicious food matches. The sommelier team will present a lineup of classic New Zealand wines against benchmark examples from around the world to highlight why the place grapes are grown can make a difference to taste and flavour.
Enjoy a little Southern hospitality in Upper Hutt as Bluesmoke returns to the Panhead Brewery for their low n’ slow Americana feast. Immerse yourself in the festivities with beer, whisky, BBQ and incredible live music featuring Tamil Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Finn Andrews and more.
There are plenty more experiences like these still available but we have exclusive tickets just for dish readers to the already sold-out event, Cheers to 140 Years! Hosted by Noble Rot Wine Bar, this event celebrates the 70th birthdays of two legendary winemakers, Larry McKenna and John Hancock.
John was integral in the growth and reputation of Hawkes Bay in the early days of New Zealand wine while Larry has played a crucial role in the rise of quality of Martinborough as a wine region. Both will share tall stories over a five-course degustation served alongside a selection of their own wines.
To be in to win a double pass to this event, simply fill out the form below.
You can check out more Visa Wellington On a Plate Festival events and free pop-ups here - and remember to check out the Dine Wellington festival dishes (1-15 Aug), Burger Wellington burgers (13-31 Aug) and Cocktail Wellington cocktails (1-31 Aug) too!